We are here to help
We understand the need for a service dog. As the service dog industry continues to grow this can be a confusing course to navigate.
We are here to help. We are confident that our experience is unmatched in the private sector with regards to service dogs and training a service dog. Having worked for some of the most reputable organizations in the country such as the Seeing Eye, America’s Vet Dogs, Pilot dogs, The Guide Dog Foundation and Paws with a Cause. We feel blessed to have had the opportunity and to have gained the experience for this noble cause and are excited to help others.
For the person that has attempted to get a service dog from a organization, at times this can be very time consuming and frustrating
One option is to self train a dog. It is important if you choose this option to work with someone that has the experience, knowledge and skill set.
It is also important that you have the right dog with the right temperament and aptitude for the work. This is where we come in.
Some people will start with a puppy, that can be a good idea as long as you have a clear understanding of expectations and have selected the appropriate puppy. This is something that we would assist with. Once you have selected the appropriate puppy there are many differences between raising a service dog and raising a family companion dog.. For instance for a dog that will do a manual task such as retrieving something to you and bring it up to your lap, we want to cultivate having the dog engage with you by coming onto your body space as compared with a family dog, this is a behavior we would refrain from.
Future service dog
Puppy 3 month and up
Adult 9-15 months old
Generally we start with a obedience/exposure program. Once your puppy or adult dog starts to explore the world. We feel it is of utmost importance that the dog makes positive association with certain environmental stimulus. For instance we do not want a dog to grow up being afraid of loud noises or unfamiliar texture underneath their feet. That is the reason we concentrate on a rock solid exposure program. Additionally as this is occurring we will start with a obedience program.
Check out some of the tasks training we have been doing with our resident dog Mako.
Retrieving a lunch Box out of the fridge
More tasks training we have been doing with our resident dog Mako.
Carrying a laundry basket up a set of stairs
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