Introduction to Service Dogs: a series of short sessions via live zoom.
For people curious about, interested in, or considering getting a Service Dog.
Essential necessary information will be presented. Intended to clarify, facilitate, and assist persons interested in understanding more about what the process of getting a service dog actually involves.
May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th: 6:30-7:30pm
Do you want a Service Dog?
What is a Service Dog, and how do I get one?
What are the differences between an Emotional Support Dog, a Therapy Dog, and a Service Dog?
Who qualifies for a Service Dog?
How to get started.
Service Dog Tasks.
What can a Service Dog be trained to do to help you?
What are the categories of tasks, and how are they trained?
Service Dog Selection: Choosing the right dog.
What characteristics do you specially need in a dog?
What disqualifies a “potential service dog candidate”?
Service Dog Training: An Overview.
What is involved, and how long does it take?
What are the milestone markers?
When is a Service Dog ready to work in public?
$35 per session or $135 for all 4.
This series has been developed by Myra Fourwinds, of Dog Services, who has been working with persons with disabilities and service dogs since graduating from Dr. Bonnie Bergin’s The Assistance Dog Institute in 1997.