All service dogs must start with basic obedience training. Commands like sit, stay, heel, and focus. These skills serve as the foundation for our more advanced training.
Depending on the type of service dog needed, specialized tasks are taught. Tasks such as item retrievals, blocking, behavior interruption's, hearing assistance, etc.
Public Access Training
Dogs must already have taken our obedience training program (or have their CGC for new clients).
In this program we focus on making sure your service dog is comfortable in various social situations and public spaces. They learn to settle and adapt around varying environments and people to ensure they behave appropriately when accompanying you in public.
This 3-month program covers obedience training, public access training, and beginning task training. This program is designed to jumpstart your dog as well as provide you, the handler, with the necessary skills and knowledge to train your own service dogs along with help from our professional trainers.
This program is ideal for owner trainers who are comfortable training their own dog, but not ready to train the dog from the ground up. The foundation put on your dog during the program makes it much easier to continue training and build upon that foundation.
While dogs won’t be fully trained in any of the 3 aspects we work on (obedience, public access, and task training), they will have a solid foundation for you to build upon and we will also be able to assist you virtually once the dog is placed.
Suitable for dogs 6+ months
Includes: vest, equipment, CGC test, and written/virtual training material
This 9-month program is a more comprehensive program covering obedience training, public access training, and task training. We are able to more thoroughly focus on each aspect and get your dog to a higher level of training. We will also work with you, the handler, to make sure you're comfortable maintaining the training and have the necessary skills to work your dog safely once placed.
This program is designed for those who aren't as comfortable owner training and need a dog with a more solid foundation, or for those who want their dog at a higher level of training than our 3-month program provides.
Any dog will still require a bonding time and training once they start working with their handler but with virtual lessons and material provided dogs completing this program should be able to start a working role with their handler soon after completion.