Owner Trained Service Dog
This program is exactly what it says- OWNER TRAINED.
At this time I am not offering fully trained service dogs, but is in the works for the future.
There are a variety of reasons why someone would wish to train their own service dog (or train one for a family member), and as of now the law allows for this.
Training your own service dog is an extremely rewarding journey that allows you to be more in-touch with the process. Students have made it known that they would have been unprepared for a trained service dog after working in our program.
The program is a FULL TWO YEAR program -
You will work through the Public Access Process and work on task specific training.
We use the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program as our training benchmarks.
You are given unlimited access to Pawsitively Unleashed! training classes and 1 private training lesson each month.
We specialize in Diabetic Alert Dog training.
We are currently working with dogs for PTSD, Mobility and Diabetic Alert
The two-year program is $3000.00 (payable in advance)
Please note, not all dogs are appropriate for work as a service dog. We will evaluate your dog (if you have one). Please DO NOT rush out to buy a puppy before applying - we can help you find the right puppy.
Therapy Dog Class
This 10-week, therapy dog specific class will get you and your dog ready to volunteer (or work) as a therapy team.
You will be introduced to scenarios you may encounter on visits, learn how to handle unusual situations and how to read your dog for stress, as well as how to act accordingly.
Class includes the final exam evaluation and the 2 required facility observations for Therapy Animals Unleashed registration.
$225.00 -- class is offered 2- 4 times per year.