Overview

The Training Process

 Service Dog Training is completed in phases which alternates between onsite training and the home environment.   

 

Phase I

14 Days Onsite Training

In Training Certification – Temporarily Designation

During the initial 2 week onsite training process the focus is on relationship change and with altering the perceptions of the dog via specific interactions which establish the foundation for task related training during phase 3 and 4.

Home Training

After completing the 2 week onsite training the dog returns back to the home as part of the ongoing transitioning process.  The owner is encouraged to interact in ways which are helpful to the training with the help of the trainer who is involved via Home Visits during these 2 weeks.

Phase II

14 Days Onsite Training

Onsite training continues for 2 weeks as the Service Dog Process advances.  During this phase specific interaction based training continues to establish a high level of focus onto the trainer as task related training begins.

Home Training

2 weeks    

Phase III

14 Days Onsite Training

This phase involves a more active role with the owner meeting at various locations to participate in the process.  During this phase training is completed in challenging environments involving other dogs, people and distractions.  

Home Training

2 Weeks

 

Phase IIII

 

14 Days Onsite Training

Home Training

Certification

All Training is recorded to establish the designation for Service Dog

Owners receive a password accessible area where all training records are kept for lifetime of dog