Therapy & Service Dog Training

Our Therapy and Service programs are for those needing a dog to meet needs beyond the typical family pet.

This type of training can be handled in private training sessions and in some cases group classes as well.

 

Our Therapy & Service dogs will need to complete the CGC training certification.

Once they complete the training process they will be certified and will be eligible to order and wear the Therapy & Service Dog vests.

Price for this service is determined by Length of stay, specific training involved and the needs of the owner, the requirements of certification desired, and the level of training already on dog.

Occasionally we have trained service & therapy dogs available to purchase.

Please Contact Us for more information.


What is a Therapy Dog?

Therapy dogs are most often used in pet partner visitation roles. These dogs provide comfort and companionship to people other than their owner. They partner with their handler to lift spirits of those in need.

What is a Service Dog?

Service dogs are most often used to perform a service for their handler, providing them a new level of independence and confidence. Service dogs are taught behaviors to aid their handlers, who usually have disabilities or illness that limit their lives in some way.


The United States Department of Justice defines a Service Animal through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal specifically trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If an animal meets this definition, it is considered a Service Animal regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a state or local government. Please visit the Delta Society for more information on Service Dogs.

Service animals perform some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform for him or herself. Guide dogs, used by some individuals who are blind, are the most well known type of Service Dog. Other specific terms for specialized service dogs include Signal Dogs for the deaf or hearing impaired, Mobility Assistance Dogs, Seizure Response Dogs, and Psychiatric Service Dogs. The terms “Service Dog,” “Service Animal” and “Assistance Dog” all mean the same.

Service Dogs can benefit people with disabilities associated with many diagnoses, including:
• Arthritis
• Ataxia (poor balance)
• Autism
• Blindness
• Deafness or Impaired Hearing
• Diabetes
• Cardio/Pulmonary Disease
• Cerebral Palsy
• Physical mobility Issues
• Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.)
• Psychiatric Disabilities
• Seizure Disorders (Epilepsy)
• Spina Bifida
• Spinal Cord/Head Trauma
• Stroke

In short, any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity might be a candidate for a Service Dog. Please note that Therapy Dogs, Search & Rescue Dogs, Forensic Dogs, Police K-9's, Military Working Dogs and other types of working dogs are NOT Service Dogs

Our Service Dogs Are Registered With U.S Service Dog Registry.

 

Please contact us for more information about training or how to acquire a Therapy or Service dog from a reputable breeder .