Access To Service Corp

Access To Service Corp is a not for profit Arizona corporation created to educate the public about service dogs.

We are based in Tucson Arizona but have clients and trainers who use our educational system and training methodology worldwide.

Welcome To the Medical Alert Dog Academy

an imageService dogs bring freedom to their partners 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. A person partnered with a service dog has full public access rights as granted by federal law (The Americans With Disabilities Act), which allows them to take their dog into all public facilities. Service dogs are never separated from their human partners! A competent service dog program spends two years preparing each dog for its working life. Service dogs must be physically sound, temperamentally stable, happy working partners. 

Medical Detection and Alert Dogs use their incredible noses to sense bio-chemical changes in your body.  Every change has an attached smell.  If we can isolate that smell, we can train your dog to detect it, alert you to its presence and help you reduce the effects of whatever condition is causing it.

Our classes are each 3 weeks long.  You can upload videos, pictures, graphs or diary entries and your instructor will assist you in handling any challenges you are having in training your medical alert dog.  There is a discussion area for each class that will allow you to look back 3 months to other discussions for help and tips.  You have access to the materials of each class you take for up to six months, indefinitely if you continue to take classes with Access To Service and the Medical Alert Dog Academy.

All modules are 3 weeks long and $25 each module.  Because we allow access to past class discussions, even the auditor attendance provides many benefits.  You will also have the benefit of our real life students joining in the discussions and submitting videos.  

If you wish to only do self study - have access to the games and exercises only, each module is $10.  The Self Study attendance does not have access to student videos or discussions.  Self Study is separate and can be done at any time.  

  • Learn how to train your dog to perform the tasks you need and not hours and hours of obedience instruction that has nothing to do with your needs.
  • Study under instructors who know the field from personal experience.  We all have our own service dogs.
  • Study in your PJs if you wish, there are no rules.
  • Most of us are on fixed incomes due to our disabilities.  These courses are affordable and the homework only takes 5 minutes at a time.
  • Train using games that are designed to teach your dog and you while you both have fun.
This is the best class I have taken. I have learned so much about how my dog thinks and behaves, and this class gave me the tools to address everything from body part sensitivity to reactivity. I have seen dramatic improvements already, sometimes within a day of doing the games in the class, because I am finally understanding my dog better and working on her terms.

*****

This class not only taught my dog to make choices (and choose me!), it also strengthened our relationship. While learning to make choices and not take off running after prey, we had a lot of fun playing the games.

Conditions

Some Conditions Our 

Clients Have Trained For

Diabetes

  • Blood Sugar Alert and Management
  • Wound Detection and Alert

Seizures

  • Alert
  • Support
  • Assistance

Anxiety Disorders

  • PTSD
  • Panic Disorders

Dangerous Diseases Early Detection

  • Cancer
  • Parkinson's
  • Alzheimers
  • Kidney Disease
  • Valley Fever

Heart Conditions

  • Blood Pressure
  • Dysautonomia
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Orthostatic Intolerance
  • Neurocardiogenic Syncope (NCS) 

Other

  • Narcolepsy/Cataplexy
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Pain
  • Allergies