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I can help you find that perfect Service Dog or you may have me train your dog to be a Service Dog.


Service Dog Training:

Two options.

#1) Bring your puppy or young adult dog here for exclusive training as I describe below.

#2) I will help you find a dog from a breeder or rescue. I will then train them starting at 8 weeks of age. The type of dog will depend on what you and I have agreed on. After our consultation, I will know what type of dog is best suited for you.

The training will include:

Potty Trained, crate trained, SOCIALIZED ( He will be great around all people and Dogs anywhere anytime )

Basic & Advanced Obedience - ( Heel & 100% recall for example ), house manners, travel well with a calm mindset, easily accepts vet visits, baths, nail trims, and ear cleaning, your dog will play fetch and or frisbee, know about 10 tricks, to name a few attributes. Your advanced-trained dog will be amazing on or off leash. Any other commands or requests, such as service dog tasks, will be added to the training at an additional cost. This training will be done at my home. To raise, train, and socialize in a home setting with another dog and children is perfect to get that amazing dog you always wanted.

Special notes:

#1) I use calming techniques on the puppy. I meditate daily. Have them listen to different types of music, jazz, soft jazz, blues, soft rock, and classical. My dog uses this time to relax and have a calm mindset, and s​o will this puppy.

#2) Socialization: I will take this dog everywhere possible to get used to sounds, people, objects, other dogs, and puppies. Every encounter will be a positive one!!!

#3) SERVICE DOG Training will take about 4 to 6 months longer than general obedience training. Sometimes longer if the task is technical in nature. Your dog needs general obedience training 1st.

#4) We offer 2 or 3 different options of training. We may combine Board & Train with personal one on one training sessions. Everyone's situation is unique and a custom quote needs to be given.

#5) For OCK-9Services the pricing ranges between $4,500 to $25,000. For some Service dogs or assistance dogs. Payment plans will be worked out. Your dog will be up to date on all of his or her vaccines and be microchipped. There may be a Health guarantee. Depending on who purchased the dog, will determine who pays for the vaccines and microchipping.

#6) When we have our consultation I will ask a series of questions to determine what type of dog and training you should get.

#7) Once we agree on everything verbally we will then sign an agreement to go forward.

Providing A Complete Program

I Train Service Dogs for all tasks except for a few medical related tasks. I provide a variety of options for your training needs. Everybody is very different for this type of training. You may want a full program from start to finish. You may want only the advanced level of training. Please call for a free consultation and recommendation.


What is a service animal?

Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.

What questions can a covered entity's employees ask to determine if a dog is a service animal?

A. In situations where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, staff may ask only two specific questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform? Staff are not allowed to request any documentation for the dog, require that the dog demonstrate its task, or inquire about the nature of the person's disability.

Does the ADA require that service animals be certified as service animals?

A: No. Covered entities may not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has

been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal, as a condition for entry.

There are individuals and organizations that sell service animal certification or registration

documents online. These documents do not convey any rights under the ADA and the

Department of Justice does not recognize them as proof that the dog is a service animal

Do service animals have to wear a vest or patch or special harness identifying them as service animals?

A. No. The ADA does not require service animals to wear a vest, ID tag, or specific harness.

Does the ADA require service animals to be professionally trained?

A. No. People with disabilities have the right to train the dog themselves and are not required to use a professional service dog training program.

If someone's dog calms them when having an anxiety attack, does this qualify it as a service animal?

A. It depends. The ADA makes a distinction between psychiatric service animals and emotional support animals. If the dog has been trained to sense that an anxiety attack is about to happen and take a specific action to help avoid the attack or lessen its impact, that would qualify as a service animal. However, if the dog's mere presence provides comfort, that would not be considered a service animal under the ADA.

What does "do work or perform tasks" mean?

A. The dog must be trained to take a specific action when needed to assist the person with a disability. For example, a person with diabetes may have a dog that is trained to alert him when his blood sugar reaches high or low levels. A person with depression may have a dog that is trained to remind her to take her medication. Or, a person who has epilepsy may have a dog that is trained to detect the onset of a seizure and then help the person remain safe during the seizure.

Dogs Assist With PTSD

Potential Tasks:

Reclusiveness: The canine accompanies the handler outside the home.

Startle Reaction: Canine-defined personal space perimeter.

Neuro-chemical Imbalance: Team walks to stimulate endorphin production.

Dissociative Flashback: Tactile stimulation mediates sensory reintegration and orientation to time/place.

Startle Response:  Alert to the presence of others (i.e., 'pop a corner' or 'watch my back’) work--leveraging a dog's natural senses.

Emotional Regulation:  Canine as a therapeutic distraction.

Sensory Overload: Canine as alternate focus.

Social Withdrawal: Canine-facilitated interpersonal interaction, which helps with community integration.

Lack of Insight: Canines alert to emotional escalation, by leveraging a dog's natural senses.

Hyper-vigilance: Canine environmental threat assessment work by leveraging a dog's natural senses

Hallucinations: Canine-facilitated reality testing by leveraging a dog's natural senses.

A Service Dog can help:

Remind the handler to take medication.

Improve organization by reminding the handler to perform her or his daily routines.

Wake the handler to prevent him or her from sleeping too much (hypersomnia).

Provide tactile stimulation

Reassure handler, both at home and in public

Facilitate social interactions and reduce the fear associated with meeting new people

Assist handler in creating a safe personal space

Assist handler when dealing with mood swings

Serve as a buffer to calm the handler and reduce feelings of emotional distress in crowded places

Helping handler to calm down when agitated

Reorienting and "grounding" handler to current place and time when struggling with PTSD episodes

Assist the handler when he or she tries to relax (self-soothe) in order to complete uncomfortable tasks.

Provide companionship while in stores and other environments can reduce the stress associated with daily activities.

Alert when the handler is starting to experience anxiety problems reminding the handler to take his or her medication.

Encourage the handler to be more social by getting him or her out of the house for walks. Walks also increase the amount of exercise the handler gets and improves his or her ability to self-sooth if they are struggling with insomnia, or having anxiety issues.

Help the handler keep a constant schedule and will be a reason to get out of bed in the morning (walks, relieve themselves).

Training for Service Dogs


Results may vary

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