Service Dog Training
I can get the phone for you!
What Is a Service Dog?
Service dogs assist people with disabilities by performing tasks for them they could not otherwise do by themselves. Assistance with these tasks gives people with disabilities freedom to be independent and not reliant on other people.
Typical service tasks include picking up dropped items, opening doors, turning on/off lights, alerting to phones, door bells, smoke alarms, or other sounds, helping with balance & standing up and many more tasks.
Terrie & Shalie
Shalie, a 14 month old white German Shepherd, helps Terrie by retrieving things as she is confined to her wheel chair. Shalie also helps Terri take her socks off, open doors and carry things. We helped Terrie train Shalie herself. Now she can be independent and teach Shalie new things as needed.
Local Service Dog Private Training
We can help you train your own service dog, teach your current service dog new tasks, or just help tune-up task performance. Service Dog Training Packages can be totally customized to each person's individual needs. Please call or email to chat about options. Most service dog training costs on average about $60 per hour. Since you learn a lot in a single session, you do the training yourself between sessions and make good forward progress.
PAWS With A Cause, Inc.
Based in Wayland, Michigan, PAWS provides fully trained service dogs to people with disabilities at little to no cost. There are specific eligibility requirements and a more lengthy waiting period, however these are the highest quality fully trained service dogs. You can find out more about service dogs from PAWS here >>>>>