Service dogs are defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and are dogs that are specifically trained to help people with disabilities. For example, service dogs can be trained to help people who have PTSD, mobility impairments, are deaf or hard of hearing, have diabetes or many other conditions. We can help people with disabilities train their own dog to assist them as a service dog.
We begin with our intake form and a 60 minute virtual appointment. This is when we will answer your questions, gather information about your dog and your needs, give you important information about service dog training as well as training recommendations to get started. Submiting the Intake Form is free, of course, but Virtual Appointments start at FEE $75 hr
If you are not able to complete this form due to a disability (I've taken all possible steps to make it A11y compliant), please feel free to schedule a Discovery Call with us.
We conduct an 90 minute in-home evaluation of your dog. This is when we look at how your dog responds to some minor stressors in a new situation to see if it is appropriate to begin training him or her for service work.
Training for service work, if your dog is suitable. This process usually takes 1 – 2 years but can take longer. Process includes a mixture of virtual and in person training appointments, group classes, day training, private training and board and train if needed to get them started. Hourly Rate and/or Package Rates apply.
- Virtual Sessions are FEE $75 hr
- Private and In-Person training is FEE $125 hr.
- Day Training Packages start at $1500 over 6 weeks.
- Board and Train Packages start at $3000 a month.
Follow-up support. Help to maintain your dog’s training throughout your service dog’s working career. Fees FEE $125 hr
Service Dog Coaching Requirements
- Have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Owner of the dog must be at least 18 yrs of age or older
- Able to participate in training lessons over an extended period of time. The initial training can take a year, two, or even longer.
- Able to commit time to practicing with your dog regularly between appointments.
- Be aware that you may end up with a dog that can only help at home or in places pets are allowed. Up to 50% of service dog candidates in programs are not able to complete training and work in places pets are not permitted.
- Willing to wait until we evaluate your dog’s suitability and help you train your dog foundation skills before putting service dog identification on your dog and before taking your dog to places pets are not permitted.
- Have support from your licensed healthcare provider for use of a service dog.
Requirements for the Dog
- No history of aggression towards dogs, people or other animals
- Easily trained. A breed or mix likely to have characteristics suitable for service work such as Labradors and Golden retrievers. Each dog is assessed as an individual but some breeds are more likely to exhibit characteristics suitable for service work than others.
- No history of any serious behavior problems like fear or separation anxiety
- Under age 4, physically healthy.
If you are interested in our Service Dog Coaching, after reading and understanding the above requirements, please take a moment and fill out our intake form so that we can gather some initial information on you and your needs.
Schedule a free Discovery Call with us so that we can discuss your families unique situation in more detail.
No Show Policy
Your appointment is very important to us. However, we understand there are unexpected situations that may conflict with our schedule time.
Any cancellation or reschedule made less than 48 hours before our appointment time will be considered a no-show and will result in your forfeiting the meeting.
In the event of a true, unavoidable emergency, we will do our best to reschedule your service for another time that is convenient to you.
When you sign up for this program, you are holding a spot on our calendar to provide the best service possible to you. We hope you'll take advantage of our time together, but if you do not, we unfortunately cannot provide a refund. We will work with you to the best of our ability to accommodate schedules to ensure you get the most out of this program.
To encourage commitment to training, refunds are not offered. In the unfortunate circumstance that your dog passes away, previously unused, paid training sessions will graciously be refunded.
All For The Puppies Training Academy LLC clients are expected to comply with the following policy.
- Attend our scheduled appointments in a timely manner and fully prepared to participate.
- All recommendations must be followed as intended. Written notes will be provided as supplemental material to facilitate learning and document recommendations for future reference.
- Clients are to follow the instructions that are given by the trainer. Any deviation of the training techniques discussed can and will change the expected results of the training. If you resort to methods which are not condoned by the trainer, your lessons may be forfeited based on the trainer’s judgment.
- The use of any training tools that have not been explicitly recommended by your trainer will lead to the immediate termination of the program.