We use force-free, positive reinforcement training methods in our programs to help build a trusting relationship with your dog so your dog will want to work for you. We train you to work with your new service dog to help continuously enhance your service dog's skill set so they can adapt to your changing needs for a lifetime of service.
The first step to getting a service dog through our organization is to have a need for one. You must have a disability and be in need of a service dog to help you with your disability. You will need a letter from your medical provider stating you would benefit from a service dog.
If you wish to apply for a service dog, please download and fill out the application and return it to the address listed on the application.
We train and place service dogs based on the individual person. Once we review your application and determine if you are a candidate for our training program, you will be contacted and informed how to proceed.
Our Service Dogs range from $5,500 up depending on the program you need and the training your dog will need to help with your disability. We presently have 3 service dog prison programs that we are utilizing to help with the high service dog demand.
The amount of time it takes to obtain a service dog also depends on the program you need and the training dog will need. This is anywhere from 3 months to a year.
If you wish to use your own dog for service dog training, under the ADA rules & regulations it can not be aggressive towards any dogs, people or kids. It can not be shy, fearful, timid of places, people or things. The training fee does not change if you use your own dog.
Emotional Support Dogs are not considered service dogs under the ADA and have no public access rights.