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Service Dog Training
Service dogs are defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and are dogs that are specifically trained to help people with disabilities. I help people with disabilities train their own dog to assist them as a service dog.

Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Training
ESA’s are not the same thing as service animals and are not allowed places pets are not permitted, but arecurrently allowed on the cabin of a plane and in some types of no-pet housing. We can help ESA’s be calm forair travel and teach good manners if they are living no-pet housing.

Phone Consultations
Receive guidance to select a dog for service work, an ESA or learn about service dog training.

  • Dog owners must be 18 years or older, or accompanied by an adult.
  • Able to attend training lessons for 1.5 years or longer
  • Able to commit daily time to practicing with your dog between appointments.
  • Have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Aware that you may end up with a dog that can only help at home or in places pets are allowed. Up to 50% of service dog candidates in programs are not able to complete training and work in places petsare not permitted.
  • Willing to wait until I evaluate your dog’s suitability and help you train your dog foundationskills before putting service dog identification on your dog and before taking your dog to places petsare not permitted.
  • Have support from your licensed healthcare provider for use of a service dog.
Requirements for the Dog
  • No history of aggression towards dogs, people or other animals
  • Easily trained. A breed or mix likely to have characteristics suitable for service work such as Labradorsand Golden retrievers. Each dog is assessed as an individual but some breeds are more likely to exhibitcharacteristics suitable for service work than others.
  • No history of any serious behavior problems like fear or separation anxiety
  • Under age 4, physically healthy.

My Process

Step 1
A phone appointment where we discuss your needs, identify tasks that would be helpful to train, review your dog’s behavioral history, educate you on reputable service dog informational resources and give you some training recommendations.

Step 2 An in-person evaluation of your dog. This is where we look at how your dogresponds to some minor stressors and in a new situation to see if it is appropriate to begin training him or herfor service work.

Step 3 Training for service work if your dog is suitable. This process usually takes 1 – 2 years but can take longer.

Step 4 Follow up support. Ongoing brush up training throughout your service dog’s working career.

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