Service Dog Training
Service Dog Training Foundation skills:
- Choosing the best breed and dog breeder for your service dog needs
- Choosing the right puppy for service dog training
- Preventing fear and aggression, the most common reasons a dog cannot be used as a service animal
We recommend One on one Dog Training for the most effective Service Dog Training:
Service dogs need specialized training that can’t be achieved in a group class or board and train program. Buying a completely trained service dog is expensive and not always effective. We can guide you through the process of selecting, training and utilizing your dog for this important and helpful work.
We customize our sessions to meet your dog’s training needs and assist with your needs.
We train where the dog needs to perform the behaviors. We practice in public once the dog has the skills necessary for public access work.
Your time is valuable. You need to be able to use your service animal to help you with your disability as soon as possible. Our training programs get results quickly and use your time efficiently.
We schedule our sessions around your busy calendar!
Common Service Dog Training Tasks:
- Retrieving medication or medical supplies
- Reminding you to take your medication
- Alerting to a medical problem (low blood sugar, low blood pressure, fungus, etc.)
- Locating your vehicle in a parking lot
- Leading you to a chair
- Blocking you from being crowded by others in busy public locations
- Specific tasks to help mitigate your illness
Types of Service Dogs
There are three types of service or assistance dogs. The categories are guide dog, hearing dog, and service dog.
Guide dogs help blind and visually impaired individuals navigate the environment.
Hearing dogs help alert deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to important sounds.
Service dogs assist individuals with a disability other than those related to vision or hearing. This includes dogs trained to work with people who use wheelchairs, have balance issues, have autism, need seizure alert or response, need to be alerted to other medical issues like low blood sugar, or have psychiatric disabilities.