Sometimes dogs in training cannot be placed as service dogs due to reasons such as health or temperament. In the event that a puppy needs to be released from the program, we will evaluate the situation and determine what is best for the puppy.
Training Service Dogs: From Puppy to Invaluable Partner
A World War II veteran celebrating his 100th birthday on Saturday got a sweet surprise when he found out a puppy training to be a service dog had been named after him.
Puppy Training | Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs
Training your dog/puppy is one of the most basic and important things you cando. It will not only teach the dogmanners and commands, but it will strengthen the bond between you and yourdog. Having a strong bond with a servicedog is extremely important.
What Commands Do You Teach A Service Dog Puppy In Training?
How old are puppies when they are placed in foster homes?
Puppies are placed in foster homes between 7 – 12 weeks of age. We believe strongly in early education and the puppy will begin its service dog training classes by 12 weeks of age. Will I get to meet the individual who receives the dog I train?
Yes, as a puppy raiser you will have the opportunity to meet the individual who receives the dog you trained. Applicants for service dogs complete two weeks of team training with their potential service dog followed by a graduation ceremony (held once each year). You will participate in the graduation, hand off the dog to its new person, and celebrate the team and reaching the goal of your dog graduating as a service dog.