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Canine Companions


Why a Service Or Therapy Dog?

Service dogs and their caregivers share an indescribable bond. These relationships extend far beyond that of a pet and owner, relating more to that of a close friend or family member. For people with disabilities, a furry companion can mean added layers of autonomy in the many benefits and support these pups have to offer.

A specially trained dog can assist someone with CMT in tasks they may not be able to complete or have trouble doing without assistance. Service dogs for people with physical disabilities are able to:

  • Retrieve dropped items
  • Push/pull wheelchairs
  • Retrieve medicine or other medical/mobility equipment

Even more exceptionally, these four-legged assistants can:

  • Aid in getting up off the floor
  • Provide balance/stability when walking 
  • Help you transfer from your wheelchair to your bed
  • Roll your chair back towards you if it slips away and 
  • Even place your foot or arm back on the appropriate spot on your wheelchair if it falls out of place.

Aside from their physical benefits, service dogs offer emotional and psychological support to caregivers with disabilities.

The company of these pups can be therapeutic, their calm, affectionate nature providing a comfortable environment. Further, assistance dogs relieve people with disabilities of needing help with many daily tasks, thereby boosting confidence and feelings of self-sufficiency.


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If you are interested in purchasing a CMT Service Dog,
you can contact
Jason Witts at Mindful Mutts, LLC
via text message (507)951-5598
to discuss timelines and pricing which
are variable based on tasks to be trained.
Dogs are English Labs.

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Stoney Mountain Canine

Service Dog Training is a specialized program giving you the ultimate level of control. Stoney Mountain Canine program is designed for individuals needing a Service or Assistance Dog, that can go anywhere, respond to commands, and provide necessary assistance. They believe that an individualized approach is needed to get the best results while keeping your pet engaged and eager to learn. The goal is to show you how to communicate effectively with your dog while maintaining & growing your bond.

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