A service dog is defined as a dog that performs a service for a person with a disability. Disabilities may include anxiety, blindness, autism, PTSD, diabetes, seizures, amongst others. A Service Dog must actually do a task that mitigates the disability. What that means is that a dog whose sole purpose is to provide comfort through their presence DOES NOT qualify as a service dog. This is an Emotional Support Animal.
Emotional Support Animals are great but they DO NOT have rights of public access.
Service dogs and service dogs in training are granted access into public places such as restaurants, airplanes, hotels, theaters, grocery stores, etc.
There is no federal guideline stating what level of training a service dog has to attain, rather the guidelines for service dogs state that a service dog can’t be a perceived threat to other guests, patrons, or visitors of public places.
Connors K9 is proud to offer a training program that is designed to ensure that your dog is socialized well enough, trained well enough, and is equipped to accompany you in public in addition to providing a service that mitigates a disability. Our service dog training is not dependent on the type of disability you may have as that is between you and your doctor. Our training program is designed to ensure you and your K9 are a cohesive team working together to mitigate your disability.
Protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a trained service dog cannot be denied access to a public place unless the dog is posing a threat.
Our service dog program is customized to each client-dog team to ensure the K9 is fully prepared to serve their human companion to the fullest of their ability.
The program starts with a behavior evaluation on your dog which is a requirement for your dog to pass. The program then consists with working one-on-one with you and your dog throughout the necessary obedience training and public access training.
WARNING: The nature of service dog training is that sometimes dogs do fail out of a program. With this being said, we promise to give your dog the best training and opportunity to pass possible.
We have provided service dogs and training for people with PTSD, autism, mobility issues, and more.
Rates: $6000 - $20000
A therapy dog is a dog that is used to give comfort or provide therapeutic support in a number of capacities. Many therapy dogs will work in hospitals, homes for the elderly, children’s hospitals, etc. A therapy dog does not have the same rights as a service dog and is not legally granted access to all public places.
Organizations, hospitals, clinics, etc. may set their own standards for what type of certification they will accept for therapy animals in their facilities. If you are considering getting a certification make sure to inquire with the facility where you wish to give therapy if they accept our certification.
These programs are completely customized for each client.
Rates: $2500 - $7500
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