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Service Dog Training

What We Do Teach

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Public Access

There is no current standard for how much public access training a service dog should have.  That being said, you should be willing to devote at minimum a year of dedication. (We do public access every weekend except once a month. We also split it into groups.) 

This includes: 

-Safely loading and unloading your dog from your vehicle to a full parking lot.

-Being able to enter an establishment calmly.

-Work without distractions or interruptions from outside sources

-Holding a close with-me through narrow aisles. 

-Hold a sit-and-stay, a down-and-stay

-Be able to continue following handler if the leash is dropped.

-Remaining calm at the sight of another dog or something that can be considered scary/exciting

Alert 

-To People Approaching

-To someone trying to get your attention

-To alert when you begin showing signs of distress

-To alert when you need to sit down due to anxiety attack, breathing problems, etc.

Support 

-Act as a buffer from others- from in front, behind and circle around

-Provide bracing when steadying yourself.

-Offering a signal to excuse yourself from an uncomfortable situation

Calm

-Deep Pressure Therapy or DPT

-Interrupt compulsive or repetitive motions, such as scratching, pulling hair, etc.

-Lead to a quiet area; place to sit down

What We Don't Teach

We Don't Teach Detection

-To low blood sugar

-Allergins / triggering odors

Currently, we aren't teaching retrievals or airline guidance, but we hope to be by Mid 2024.

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Our Program Packages

Pricing for these program vary depending on many factors.

Please email for more information! 

What Do You Need Before You Start

-Basic Manners and Obedience Level

(Our Adult Foundation or Puppy Foundation Class Count)

-Intermediate Foundation and Obedience.

 

-Loose Leash Walking Skills 

-An In-Training Vest with appropriate walking gear.

Dedicated Public Access.

Our Public access program follows the curriculum for passing a public access test. This is great for service dogs, emotional support dogs or if you are planning on going for your CGC. 

Some things we will go over include- 

  • Exiting a vehicle in a parking lot

  • Approaching a building

  • Building Entry

  • Navigating a building

  • Recall from a distance

  • Sit on command/Down on command

  • and much more!

Foundation Program

This program includes all levels of Foundation and Manners Required for Service Dog Training.  

Task Training

This program includes teaching each of the tasks we are currently offering.

The Whole Shabang.

Foundation and Manners Training- both beginning, intermediate and advanced.

Public Access Training

Task Training: Alert, Calm & Support

For this Program, you are looking at least a year of dedication. 

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Handler Resources

There is no official certification for a Service Dog. Anyone who offers to give you a federal or state certification is only trying to get your money.

A Service dog is defined as a medical tool that performs medical or psychiatric tasks. 

An emotional support dog is not task trained. 

What you need is a note from your doctor or psychiatrist stating the required use of a service dog or emotional support dog. All dogs who are out in public should be trained for public access and up to date on all of their vaccinations.  

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