NEADS

NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services, also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1976 and is based in Princeton, Massachusetts.

Our Service Dogs become an extension of their handlers and bring freedom, physical autonomy and relief from social isolation to their human partners who are deaf or have a disability. NEADS receives very limited federal government funding and relies on the support of individuals, foundations, corporations, service organizations, bequests and workplace campaigns.

 

10.24.2018 Charlie

Lindenhurst Office

Charlie is 7 months old!  Charlie’s handler has taught him the first two levels of obedience cues; sit, sit/stay, come, let’s go (pup, who is leashed, moves forward with the person), down, down/stay, stand, stand/stay, watch me (pup focuses on the person), leave it (pup ignores another animal, person or object), and settle (calm).  His handler will start to introduce the next level, some of these include; under (pup goes under a table, desk or bench), right (pup moves to the right side of the person’s body or apparatus), left (pup moves to the left side of the person’s body or apparatus), closer (pup moves closer to the person), and back (pup takes a step backward).

Charlie and his weekend raiser are taking field trips to grocery stores, shopping malls, and large cities.

     

 


8.8.18 - Iris

Wall-EsPat Office

Iris is 8 months old!  Iris is learning more advanced commands and Service Dog task work.  Iris is being taught the task work that would be beneficial to a potential client.  Her handler is teaching Iris how to turn light switches on and off, retrieve dropped objects, push automatic accessible door buttons, and how to get an object out of the refrigerator.

Iris and her weekend raiser are taking field trips to hospitals, large cities, grocery stores, and going for rides on public transportation.

 

                                  

 


7.24.18 - Sage

Wall – Muscarella Office

Puppy Sage is on the NEADS campus!

She was born on 5/17/18.  Sage is at our Laura J. Niles Early Learning Center (ELC).  She is enjoying outside play time in the shade, and a kiddie pool!  Nothing better than cool water on a warm summer day!!  Between all this fun, our puppy program staff will continue with her obedience and socialization.  Our staff and volunteers are more than happy to help with socialization!

I have attached two photos of Sage. Of course, she is adorable!

 

                                   


 

10.24.18 – Rosey, Pepper, and Daisy

Rosey, Pepper and Daisey are in the final stages of their Service Dog training.  Pepper is 21 months old, and Rosey and Daisey are 16 months old.

At 12 months, all three of these dogs have been taught over 15 Service Dog tasks and 30 obedience cues/commands.  As the pups continue to mature, their handlers work to refine their skills, under the guidance of NEADS Senior trainers.  It is vital that service dog task work executed by NEADS dogs is done with precision, accuracy, and consistency.  These tasks provide clients with freedom and independence to get through everyday life in this world. 

 

 

       


 

4.20.18 – Marcy

Marcy was born on 2/16/18, and she is at the Laura J. Niles Early Learning Center (ELC) on the NEADS campus.  Marcy will have plenty of time to play with the 6 other puppies at the ELC, both inside and outside in the fenced in play yard.  Between play sessions, the puppy program staff will take Marcy on walks around campus, and give her lots of attention!

 

 

 

     


Be sure to check back to see how all the pups

are doing throughout their NEADS training!