Emotional Support Dogs for Children

Helping Children Gain Independence & Confidence

Regis Regal helps support children with a range of disabilities and special needs, including emotional support, through our specially trained German Shepherd service and assistance dogs. Our service dogs help these children become more independent, confident, and secure. Most of the time, these dogs become their best friend. 

Daily use of a service dog can help build their confidence by assisting them in various practical activities to provide them with independence. Our top German Shepherd breeders in Illinois specialize in training dogs to open and close doors, assisting with dressing, and more tasks. 

What is an Emotional Support Dog?

An emotional support dog is specifically trained to provide emotional comfort and assistance to people with mental and emotional struggles. The emotional support dog is trained in certain tasks that help the individual to increase their emotional stability, including deep pressure therapy.

What are the Benefits of Having an Emotional Support Dog?

Having an emotional support service dog can provide emotional and physical stability to children who live with mental or emotional disabilities. The emotional support dog can provide emotional comfort and companionship which can lead to:

  • Improved emotional stability
  • Increased confidence
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Stress relief
  • The feeling of being loved
  • Improved communication skills
  • Increased social skills
  • The feeling of security
  • Increased independence

How Can an Emotional Support Dog Help Your Child?

Our professionally trained German Shepherds can help your child by providing them with emotional and physical assistance. For example, our emotional support dogs are trained to open and close doors, turn on and off lights, assist with dressing, and provide deep pressure therapy. Furthermore, our service dogs provide emotional support that helps increase emotional stability, stress relief, and improved communication skills.

Specialized Dog Training for Children who Need Emotional Support

Emotional support dogs can transform your child’s life. These companion dogs can not only support your child with physical limitations but with mental health needs. If your child is feeling unsettled at home, school, or social settings, consider adopting an emotional support dog to aid with daily tasks, detect the signs of a psychiatric episode, and/or prevent one from injuring themselves or others. 

Regis Regal has been incredibly successful in providing emotional support dogs to children with anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, trauma, and other psychological disorders. Our German Shepherds are bred, raised, and trained with the purpose of providing emotional support and relief for your family.


See how service dogs like Manni vom Regis Regal are transforming the lives of those that they help.

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Matching Emotional Support Dogs for Your Child

At Regis Regal, our service dogs are specifically trained to provide emotional comfort and assistance to children with special needs. The daily use of an emotional support dog can help improve your child’s emotional stability, confidence, and communication skills. Our top German Shepherd breeders in Illinois specialize in providing emotional support, deep pressure therapy, and various practical activities to help your child become more independent, secure, and confident. 

By having an emotional support dog, children with a range of disabilities and special needs can experience more independence and self-confidence. These dogs bring immense comfort and support to their lives, providing a sense of security and companionship. Not only can they assist with daily tasks, but they can also help detect and prevent psychiatric episodes or episodes of self-harm. If your child could benefit from the companionship of an emotional support dog, contact Regis Regal today to learn more.

Here at Regis Regal German Shepherds we can match you with the service dog best suited to your child's individual needs.


Manni Vom Regis Regal is a two year old male that had been sold as a Pyschiatric Service Dog for Young Adult.