After getting to know you, we find and train a dog specifically to match your needs, lifestyle and preferences (including coat type and breed when possible). To do this, we don’t limit ourselves to dogs of certain breeds or puppies from certain breeders. Instead, we routinely find, and train, dogs of all breeds from shelters, rescue groups, and breeders. This allows us to find a dog most likely to do well with you in as short a time as possible. In order to find and train the best service dogs possible we:
- We search for dogs who meet our temperament requirements, which means they are happy, confident, friendly, healthy, and easy to motivate. We work with breeders, rescues, and shelters to find a dog that will meet both your needs and your preferences.
- What really makes our program unique is that as soon as we find a dog with an excellent temperament, they move in with one of our highly skilled foster/puppy raiser homes AND begin working with our professional trainers. We do this by having our dogs come to our facility 3-4 days a week and then live with their foster family the rest of the week. This means that our dogs live in real homes with highly skilled puppy raisers and start their formal training right away.
- After the dog has mastered house manners, and is mature enough, they come to live at our training facility full time where they finish their extensive training before being placed with you.
- We take the health of our dogs very seriously. As soon as the dogs come to stay with us they receive top-notch veterinary care. Before they are placed in their new homes they will receive:
-Testing for their eyes, elbows, and hips
-Intestinal parasite screen
-Full physical exam
-Full blood panel to check
-All dogs will come with a certificate of health upon placement in their new homes and a health guarantee.
This whole process takes anywhere from 6-24 months depending on the dog's age and maturity level when they enter our program.
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