Service Dog Project has trained and donated over 200 certified Great Dane service dogs to individuals who have difficulty with their balance and mobility.
Our Great Danes are bred, born, raised, and trained on SDP's farm and for the first month are watched 24/7 by staff and/or volunteers. Once the dogs are fully trained (usually a year or older) they are paired with a recipient and are then trained to meet the recipient's exact needs. As balance dogs they are taught to be steady in harness and match their gait to the handler’s speed. The dogs also learn to halt and brace in case the handler should fall and require assistance to stand.