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Paws for Assistance Dog Training is a specialized coaching service based in Melbourne, Victoria, catering to adults diagnosed with disabilities who aspire to train their own dogs to the Public Access Test (PAT) standard under the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009. With a focus on individualized training programs tailored to the unique physical, emotional, and mental health needs of each client, Paws for Assistance offers a bespoke approach to assistance dog training.

Owner and lead trainer Em brings a wealth of experience to the business, having worked as a professional musician, Registered Music Therapist, and Assistance Dog trainer. With a background in companion animal services and certification as an approved assistance dog trainer, Em is dedicated to helping individuals living with various disabilities, including physical, sensory, intellectual, medical, and mental health conditions, achieve independence and support through trained assistance dogs.

Located in Glenroy, Victoria, Paws for Assistance Dog Training provides initial assessments at clients’ homes within a 30-minute drive of the area. Emphasizing the importance of a well-trained and focused assistance dog, the business aims to guide clients through the challenging yet rewarding process of training their canine companions to become certified Assistance Dogs capable of navigating various environments and tasks with confidence and enjoyment.