We can help you train your own service dog under the guidance of an experienced and knowledgable instructor. Training starts with an initial consultation to evaluate your needs and your dog’s suitability for service work. Training time is based on the needs of the individual and the dog and culminates with a public access test.
Service dog training has three components: obedience training, public access training, and task training to mitigate your disability. Dogs that are used for service work must be confident, well-socialized, and physically able to complete the task they are trained to do. Many dogs are not suitable to be service dogs and a thorough evaluation is required to see if your dog would be appropriate for the work and public exposure you are asking of it. If you have not yet acquired a dog to self-train, now is a good time to contact us to help you find a dog suitable for the type of service you require.
Service dog training is time consuming, along with financially, emotionally, and physically intensive, so please do not take the decision to train your own service dog lightly. If you are interested in training your own service dog and would like to know more about the services we provide, please contact us. Space is limited.