OUR TRAINING METHODS
We are not your usual Service Dog Program that will put you on a long waiting list, charge you a fortune for a dog, bring you an already trained Service Dog, show you in two weeks how to use the dog, and then leave. That would just set you and the dog up for failure.
We first work with the dog you have provided it is at least 1 year of age and does not go over the age restriction which is breed specific. We consider dogs that are part of the family first. If your family dog does not work, we pull a qualified dog from a local animal shelter or rescue. We will never ask you to get rid of your family dog, rather, we will work with both.
Extra Large Breeds no older than 3 years of age
Large Breeds no older than 5 years of age
Small Breeds no older than 7 years of age
We train YOU to train your Service Dog. This builds a better, longer lasting bond between you and your dog. You know what your dog can and cannot do. With this, you gain a sense of accomplishment.
We do one-on-one training and groups, so you have no fear of failure and no sense of competition. When you are sitting in a crowded airport next to a person who paid top dollar for their service dog to have it trained by someone else, and they have no control over it, they will look at you. They will ask who trained your service dog, and when you reply "I did" you will get the overwhelming sense of pride you deserve.
Our main purpose is to provide you with the confidence to restore your Quality of Life.
We can start with a puppy if and when it is necessary to adjust to specific disabilities. All puppies to begin require all vaccinations to be up to date.
We have some awesome veterinarians in our area that work with our organization. Below is short version of what our organization offer please see Services page for specifics:
All puppies to adult dogs:
AKC: PUPPY S.T.A.R--6-8 WEEK TRAINING CLASS
AKC: CANINE GOOD CITIZEN--6-8 WEEKS TRAINING CLASS
OPTIONAL Advanced Classes
CGC-ADVANCE(Community Canine)--6-8- WEEKS TRAINING CLASS
CGC-URBAN--6-8 WEEKS TRAINING CLASS
Every handler needs something different. during the initial interview we discuss what you, as the handler, needs specifically (watching your back, picking up objects, medical alert) for you. All Service Dogs are required to preform tasks that help their handler. This is a law and requirement.
Testing Out Public Access Test (PAT):
Congrats you and your service dog made it!!!! All test are giving by a licensed dog trainer.
OUR ORGANIZATION RUNS ON THE GENEROSITY OF PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU!!