SDWR Seizure Response Dogs are custom-trained to assist people who have epilepsy or other seizure disorders with tasks such as activating a life-alert system, finding someone to help, retrieving a phone or stimulating a person during a seizure. As a person recovers from a seizure, a SDWR Dog can retrieve medications or food, act as a brace to help them up and provide comfort.
SDWR Seizure Response Dogs are NOT trained to protect or predict seizure activity. However, after several years with a client, some may develop the ability to alert their owner of an oncoming seizure. This behavior is not guaranteed to develop, nor to be consistent if it does develop.
In addition to performing tasks related to a seizure disorder, a SDWR Dog can also be trained to assist with tasks related to a physical disability or hearing loss.