What is a service dog?
Service dogs are animals trained to assist a person with a disability, physical or mental. They live 24 hours with people who need them and perform specific tasks work.
Can I use my own dog?
Not all dogs can become service dogs. Service dogs to have certain traits to be able to work in public on a daily basis with theirs handler. They have to have a great temperament, they cannot show any aggression and they have the ability to do the task work that their handler needs to help with their disability. Only about 10% of the dogs we test for service dog work, actually pass the testing and complete the work to become a service dog.
For dogs 12 months and older, 3 to 4 weeks timeframe average board and training program
- Lose leash walking
- Off leash command (come)
- Off leash: Release, free, go, etc.
- Runaway (wait until command to enter or exit door and others)
- Good behavior in the vehicle
- House breaking
- Training collar included (not e-collar)
- Doggie bed (cot) and leg cap included (no matter the size)
- Work on problem behavior such as: mouthiness, digging, excessive barking, jumping
- Work on real world (mall, restaurants, etc.) dog with trainer
- Work on real world (mall, restaurants, etc.) dog with trainer and the handler
- Canine Good Citizen test (CGC)
- Family Dog K9 Service Dog Certification
- Family Dog K9 Service Dog Patch
- Two (2) handling lessons (one handling at pick up and one handling in two weeks).
- Free refresher training (with paid daily boarding) (coming soon)
- Future discount on boarding rates (coming soon)
- Future training discounts
- Three month access to our group classes (coming soon)
- Continued phone support on any training issues