The Training Process
Service Dog Training is completed in phases which represents 4 weeks of In home and or Onsite Training depending on the needs of the owner and dog. The focus is to align all the participants in the process as relational change takes hold and training advances towards certification.
CONSULTATION & ASSESSMENT
The consultation and assessment process is an opportunity to have all of your questions answered regarding the process etc as well as for me to meet your potential service dog candidate ( if you already have a dog ) or assist with obtaining a suitable dog for training. This consultation can be completed onsite or at your home. The consultation is approx 30 min – 1 hr.
In Training Certification – Temporarily Designation
During Phase I the focus is on relational change which is the foundation for the Service Dog Standard. As change begins to take hold the service dog is introduced to other dogs, people, environments and situations.
This phase involves aligning the owner with the service dog both within the home environment and other areas. This “mirroring” process transfers relational change to the owner and aligns the service dog within the helper role.
During this phase the focus is on response specific tasked via physical support and or emotional needs. Introducing the Service Dog to other environments including stores, restaurants and places that the owner would frequent is part of this phase of training.
During this final phase of training all aspects of training are covered which includes certification.
$ 2500.00 per Phase (4 weeks of training)