715-347-3294

2109 Madison Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481

We do not supply trained dogs, nor do we acquire dogs.

We are happy to evaluate a dog you are looking at for an additional fee.

This is an OWNER TRAINED program.

Welcome to the Pawsitively Unleashed! Owner Trained Service Dog Academy!


We began our journey in 2013 with our owner trained service dog program.

The need for a trained service dog is great, the supply of them is low.

Training your own service dog is legal and allowable under current American's With Disability (ADA) Laws.​

Dogs trained for:

  • ​Diabetic Alert
  • Mobility
  • PTSD
  • ​Hearing
  • ​Autism Support 

Owner Trained Service Dog Academy

The purpose of the Pawsitively Unleashed! Owner Trained Service Dog Academy is to aid disabled individuals in the training of their own service/assistance dog.


What is included:

  • Up to 2 years of training
  • ​​​Public Access Assessment
  • ​Task Training 
  • ​Unlimited support
  • Evaluation of dog for suitability as a service/assistance dog 


 Expectations (minimum standards):

​You will be required to keep a detailed training log to be contained in your training binder

You will be required to train a minimum of 5 days per week - 60 minutes per day​

  • ​Required  public settings (in the 2nd year)
    • ​Restaurants
    • Grocery/Dept Stores
    • Public Transit (where accessible) 
    • Elevators/Esculators
    • Public Restrooms

Must be able to demonstrate:

  • Dog can perform tasks specific to your disability 
  • Knowledge of acceptable training methods (shock, prong and choke collars are forbidden in this program)
  • An understanding of canine health and daily care requirements
  • The ability to maintain training, problem solve and continue to train/add new skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of local access laws, appropriate public behavior and your responsibilities as a service/assistance dog team.

​Successful Completion of the Assessments required of your training package.

  • Canine Good Citizen 
  • Canine Good Citizen Urban
  • Community Canine
  • Public Access Assessment


Tuition:  

​$2500.00


Non-refundable

Due at time of registration