SERVICE DOG TRAINING
Service dogs assist people with physical, neurological, or psychological disabilities to perform everyday tasks. They help people overcome limitations caused by the disability and increase their independence and freedom. They can provide alerts before the handler experiences a medical problem or assist when the problem occurs. They provide a wide range of assistance to address every kind of physical limitation. They alert people with hearing impairment to sounds such as doorbells or ringing phones. They can help people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, or Traumatic Brain Injury to function successfully in public, helping them to feel secure and easing stressful situations. Each service dog/handler team is individually trained to address the unique needs of the handler.
Service Dogs: Mobility/Task. Service Dogs have full access to the public. To begin attending Service Dog Class, dog must have perfect manners and be able to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test. It is recommended that dogs start out with a Basic Obedience Class. Dogs must have an evaluation with with the Service Dog Trainer prior to attending Service Dog Class. The price of the evaluation is $45, dogs must be able to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test during evaluation. Call our office at to schedule the evaluation.
Assistance Dogs: Medical Alert, Diabetic Alert, PTSD, Anxiety, Hearing Alert. Assistance Dogs have full access to the public. To begin attending assistance dog class, dog must have perfect manners and be able to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test. It is recommended that dogs start out with a Basic Obedience Class. Dogs must have an evaluation with with the Service Dog Trainer prior to attending Assistance Dog Class. The price of the evaluation is $45, dogs must be able to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test during evaluation. Call our office at to schedule the evaluation.
Emotional Support Dog: An emotional support dog does not have full access to the public. This dog must have perfect manners and must be able to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test. This dog does have access to: Planes, Public Transportation, Apartments and cannot be charged for pet rent.
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OUR VETERANS PROGRAM
Veterans who are able to help train their own service dog are matched with a dog from a local shelter. If they own a dog they may possibly use their own. We provides veterans with training instructions from start to finish, info on A.D.A. laws, and information on dog training and task training. Some tasks include medication alert, blocking someone from approaching too quickly, and removing veterans from stressful situations, and much more. In return, after veteran/service dog teams have completed the program, they must help another team.This has even resulted in some groups meeting at local parks, helping each other in training their service dogs. That is where the healing is - veterans helping veterans;
With our training program's Veteran/dog teams receive support, Training & Testing. Basic/Advanced Obedience, Socialization, and also Public Access. When your dog reaches service dog In training status you will receive instructions to help with task training so that they will be able to help mitigate your disability. Once your dog learns the tasks and passes the final test your dog will be a Service Dog Graduate.
DOGS SUITABLE FOR TRAINING:
- Age is between 1.5 years old and 3 years old.
- Naturally calm and not easily distracted.
- Friendly to people and other animals.
- Has a Canine Good Citizen Test Certificate or proof of basic obedience class.
- I am both financially, physically and cognitively capable of providing care for a dog.
- I received a doctor's recommendation for a service dog, and my doctor feels that participation in this program will help me I am capable of training my own service dog with help.
- I can commit to weekly training sessions with a trainer and daily homework during the week for up to 1 year possibly more.
- I agree to pay it forward and help others in need of help when I am able.
- I will help raise public awareness
ADA AND ADI STANDARDS
The ADA guarantees a disabled person the legal right to be accompanied by a service animal in all areas open to the general public. For more information on the ADA, check out the resources below.
ADI pursues the highest standards of excellence in training service dogs.
- ADI Accreditation Brochure
- Search for and ADI service dog organization in your state.
- Access and Laws
- ADI Standards
Find our what your legal rights are on the Accommodation Law, Harassment of/Interference with Service Dogs, Driving Law, Licensing Law and Fraudulent Representation for your state of residence.