Service Dog Training
Most people cannot afford to purchase a fully trained service dog and you might already have a dog that may be a good candidate to be a Service Dog. Therefore, we offer two options of Service Dog Training: 8 week Board and Train or a 24 lesson Train Your Own Service Dog program. Both programs include public access obedience and service task training, training equipment and Service Dog Certificate upon completion.
8 week Board and Train: PTSD Service Dog or Mobility Service Dog
Train Your Own Service Dog: Diabetic Alert Dog, PTSD Dog or Mobility Service Dog
If your dog cuts the grade and you want to learn how to train your own service dog, we will help you do that. A mixture of private and group classes will occur at the MDT facility as well as at public access locations (restaurants, shopping malls , etc.). The six month training program includes weekly training sessions and many bonuses such as:
- Weekly or bi-weekly private & group training sessions (24 sessions)
- Public access obedience training
- Service Dog specific skills
- Training Equipment
- Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing
- Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA) testing
- Urban Canine Good Citizen testing
Dogs must be five months or older, be friendly toward other dogs and people, be well socialized and confident in new environments.
If you have a puppy, we recommend starting with Puppy 1, Puppy 2 Manners and Intermediate Manners group classes and then entering the Train Your Own Service Dog (TYOSD) program or 8 week Board and Train program.
For a Diabetic Alert Dog (DAD), you must have access to low breath samples of 70 or below to train with in the TYOSD program.
Please book online for a Free Meet and Greet appointment so we can discuss your training needs.