SUNCOAST SERVICE DOGS, INC - Entwining the innate ability of dogs to bond and assist.


 Gulf Coast and Nature Coast Tampa Bay areas of Florida

Lorraine, CPDT-KA                      PTSD,  Mobility Assistance, TBI, 
          Diabetic Alerting, Medical Alerting and Support                                                   Seizure Support\Response,   
                        Therapy Dogs for Professionals
                          Medical Clinics and Facilities    


Because we are small we are very dedicated to a personal  but professional way of helping you obtain the right fit dog.  You work one on one with the same person  -- not corporation lost in phone extensions and multiple individuals.

Thank you Petco Foundation for your Grant support in providing Service Dogs. 

Certified Professional Dog Trainers tested by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Members of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers. 
The Associations and Guilds require PROFESSIONAL ethics and humane treatment of dogs and their persons..  Certifications, continuing education and testing confirm and expand our knowledge in the newest scientific training                                                           methods to use. 

                        We are an ALL volunteer organization.

  •   Over 30 years of combined training experience in Service Dog Training,  obedience training, current AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluation, AKC Community Canine Evaluation, Urban Canine Good Citizen Evaluation and STAR Puppy.   Therapy Animal Evaluations as a Certified Therapy Animal Evaluations with Therapy Pets Unlimited.  

  •  Courtroom Dog trainer/former handler,  former K-9 Search and Rescue Trainers, former Sporting Dog Retriever  Trainers.
  •   We will match to you an assistance dog that is the right for you.   You will be trained how to work with your dog and the dog is trained to respond to your needs. Videos for study are provided prior to training showing the commands and alerting to help make your training time away from home shorter.  Our dogs are trained in up to 90+ commands and have up to 2000 hours of training.  We will train a dog to your specific needs.  We use Positive training methods to bring the best out in each dog.  

  Update. As with great people who follow our instructions on keeping their dogs working even when they are not well these dogs continue to excel at their tasks. Here is a update on Echo: 
      Sorry I have not contacted you for so long. I have been having quite a bit of trouble with the MS which in turn has made me so tired. I have not been able to keep up with Facebook or email. I am on new medicine so things are looking up. Echo continues to do so well. He is such a comfort and sweetheart and big help around the house picking up and fetching for my needs. I can’t believe it will be three years tomorrow that he came home with me. He still alerts for the diabetes and does his commands very well. I continue to get him to daycare at least once every two weeks. He loves it so much. Especially since I have not been able to go out for a very long time.  The staff take their dogs there and train them when they have time. When Echo hears them, or sees it, he runs right over there and does the commands with them. They say it really helps their dogs learn. He loves doing his commands and helping . 
Hope all is well with you. S and Echo                            
UPDATE ON S AND ECHO:  Heaven received a Angel in the passing of Echo's person .

Another client who had her own personal dog in training: "GREAT NEWS !!!!!!!
Just got back from my kidney specialist, my kidney function as of last week is 75% !!! It has NEVER been that high since I have before we've lived here. 6 years ago I was on the verge of going on dialysis & was in ICU for 2 wks !!!We believe that it has ALOT to do with Coco Chanel, the doctor went over all my lab's since I have had CocoNut & I suggested to her what has gone on since I have had her.LOVE MY LITTLE COCONUT !!!! THANK YOU Lorraine for your help & support"  Another personally owned dog that is a Suncoast Service Dog.

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