Service Dog Express specializes in the training of Service Dogs for both Wounded Warriors and Civilians. Many of our clients are Wounded Warriors suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). However, PTSD affects non-military affiliated people, as well. In addition, at least 262,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have sought PTSD treatment.
Why is it important that I’m involved in the service dog training?
Service Dog Express believes in helping people and giving dogs a second chance. We encourage new clients looking for a Service Dog to choose dogs from local shelters and rescue groups that have been assessed for temperament and trainability by one of our many trainers. By choosing shelter/rescue dogs, customers are able to dramatically reduce the cost of services, and save a dog that may have otherwise been euthanized. In addition, Service Dog Express is happy to work with a client’s own dog if it has the right temperament, because there already has been a bond established.
What is the process involved in service dog training?
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Service Dogs, Service Dog Training
Service dogs are trained to assist a person with his or her disability. Per the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) a trained service dog is allowed to accompany its person in public places as an accommodation for the person's disability. Disabled persons who want to join IAADP as a Partner Member [voting member] must have a professionally trained guide, hearing or service dog from a Provider or a dog at least twelve months old whom they have trained to meet or exceed IAADP's Minimum Training Standards.In response to many inquiries from disabled citizens who want to train a dog to be their assistance dog, but tell us they do not know how much training or what kinds of training to give the dog, IAADP has developed a set of Minimum Training Standards for Public Access. These are drawn from the Minimum Training Standards for Service Dogs first established a decade ago by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) with consumer input from IAADP. Visit Our Service Dog Training begins with foundation obedience training. Service dogs will learn to sit, down, walk at your side on leash without pulling, wait at door ways or cross walks, jump in and out of vehicles, and provide assistance to you as a Service Dog.