Service Dog Training

A service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental illnesses (such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)), seizure disorder, mobility impairment, and diabetes.


Consultation:
* Assessment of dog to determine status as a service dog candidate. 
Stage 1 Training:
* During this stage we will begin the foundation of basic obedience and socialization.
- A minimum of 6 one-on-one training - Enrollment in Basic Obedience

Stage 2 Training:* During this stage we will be furthering basic obedience with an increase in challenges as well as working on tasks.
- A minimum of 10 one-on-one training- Enrollment in Intermediate Obedience I and II

Stage 3 Training: *During this stage we will prepare for the AKC CGC test, work on tasks, and practice obedience in public setting. 
- A minimum of 6 one-on-one training- Enrollment in Advance Obedience

Stage 4 Training:* During this portion of the program the final Public Access Test and AKC CGC Test is given.

Therapy Dog Training

Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.


Step 1: A consultation to determine whether your dog is a therapy dog candidate.

Step 2: Participating in our series of group classes (Basic, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, and Advance Obedience).

Step 3: During this portion of the program the final the AKC CGC Test is given.