Service Service Dog Program
A service dog receives intensive, specialized training to perform specific tasks that mitigate a documented disability. Service dogs are entitled to public access and held to the highest standards of behavior and performance. This program is the most time-intensive and costly plan and requires consistency and dedication.
Individual sessions with some group work.
Dependent upon the individual dog and training profile, typically between 16-24 months.
Starting a puppy at eight weeks is preferred- typically 12 months or less can be considered.
In-home and all public areas (restaurants, grocery stores, gyms, etc.).
Full-service assessment, documentation of veterinary care, and current shots (to appropriate age).
Basic and Advanced Obedience, appropriate behavior for public access, healthy socialization, balance in stressful situations, and responses to the needs of your specific disability.
Documentation of medical necessity and a letter of recommendation from your provider.
Understanding public access, managing questions related to having a service dog, building a confident relationship with your dog, recognizing the limitations of your service dog.