Hannah and her dog Hanson working on task training!
SERVICE DOG TRAINING: All service dogs are not the same. So at Certified Canine Services we break it down into segments to help potential customers understand what it might take to train their individual service dog. We will develop a program catered to your disabilities. Every service dog starts by completing a 4 week obedience program. This is where the language that you will use to communicate with your dog is installed. This is the foundation for every service dog that we train.
The next important part of every service dogs training is public access. This is where the dog learns how it should act in public places. It is taught what is appropriate behavior in public and what is not. Any service dog by law can be asked to leave a public place like a store or restaurant if it is causing problems. We believe too some extent service dogs should be invisible. This part of the training can normally be completed in 2 weeks. During that time your dog will be going with one of our trainers to a variety of places that may include movie theaters, restaurants, stores, malls, sporting events, parades, family events etc. If you suffer from PTSD or any like emotional disorders this program would be all the training needed.
The next part of the training is where we begin to individualize and cater the training to the owners disability. This is called TASK training. A task could be pulling a wheel chair, retrieving things off the floor, opening doors, having a harness with a support handle for balance work, diabetic detection work, turning lights on and off etc. Length of time for training tasks varies depending on how complicated the task is and the dogs ability to learn new things. The more your dog likes to work the better! We normally break task training down into 2 week increments.
With all of our service dog programs you and your dog will complete the CGC test at our facility and be given a certificate showing they have completed a service dog program. All of our trainers have attended National K9 school for dog trainers that was created by Scott Mueller who was a pioneer in training the first service dogs for mobility work in the United States. We've been trained by the best now you can too!
BASIC SERVICE DOG PROGRAM: $4000.00 (NO SALES TAX) This program includes: 4 week obedience program and 2 week public access program. Also included in this program is a service dog vest and patches, leather leash, Dogtra e-collar, free life time private lessons at our facility with one of our certified trainers and 4 in public training sessions.
SERVICE DOG TASK TRAINING: This programs price varies depending on the task being taught and the amount of owners participation. A basic service dog program must be completed prior to starting task training. Please call for estimated pricing on the tasks you need your dog to preform.
SERVICE & THERAPY DOG EVALUATION: $100.00 (NO SALES TAX) Want to use your own dog? Not all dogs can become service dogs, just like all dogs aren't good for hunting. We always say that there are no absolutes when it comes to working with dogs but after training well over 5000 dogs I think we know dogs! We know how to push your dogs buttons to see if he or she has what it takes to be a service dog. Call and set up a service dog evaluation and let us take a look. We also can help you locate and evaluate a puppy that would be a great service dog for you. THERAPY DOG TRAINING: $3750.00 + Tax Therapy dog training is very similar to service dog training. Our approach for therapy dogs starts with our 4 week obedience program. This is where the language that you will use to communicate with your dog is taught to them. This program is the foundation for every service and therapy dog we train. Then depending on what your therapy dog is going to be doing, for example working in a school, nursing home, making visits to hospitals, going to work with you as a counselor or therapist at your practice we will begin that training tailored to the job they will be doing. This part of the training last a 2 weeks.With all of our Therapy dog programs you and your dog will complete the CGC test at our facility and be given a certificate showing they have completed a therapy dog program. Included with this programs a therapy dog vest with patches, leather leash, Dogtra e-collar, unlimited follow up lessons at our facility and we also include a staff training day at the facility the dog will be working.
With all our programs, the owner must work at home to change patterns and habits for themselves as instructed by the trainer. Remember, the dog is not the only one being trained.
TRAVELING FROM A DISTANCE? WE CAN HELP! At Certified Canine Services, we train dogs from all geographic locations. We understand that not everyone has the time/ability to bring their dogs to us, so we are happy to come to you if necessary. We can arrange pickup time and location for whenever works best with your schedules.
*Please call to make arrangements.*
If you are coming to us from out of town, our friends at the Tailwater Lodgeoffer dog friendly lodging just about 20 minutes from our location. Call 855-895-6343 to book a room.