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Types of Service Dogs

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

We invest time into training each puppy every day and follow the Puppy Culture and Badass Breeder Curriculum. This method includes early neurological stimulation and early scent introduction and prepares our puppies with resilience and age-appropriate socialization and desensitization. Our puppies can continue training and many have the potential to serve in a variety of ways, but we need to know their desired ‘job’ when we temperament test and facilitate matching to families at 6 weeks of age. I describe below several types of services our dogs can be trained to provide.

Service dogs are trained to assist one specific person with a disability or task. For example, this dog could provide a diabetes alert for someone whose blood sugar is dipping or spiking, or they could help someone who has seizures, autism, lead the blind and make them aware of objects, and much more. We recommend the person work with a professional trainer to teach the puppy these desired skills.

Therapy dogs are pets trained to volunteer with an organization or network to help people other than their owners. For example, this owner may take their dog to a library for children to read to, visit elderly people, etc.

Facility dogs work at a single facility and provide a service there, for example, they may serve at a police station, funeral home, hospital, school, counseling center, jail, or rehabilitation center.

Emotional Support dogs help an individual person typically diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder (depression, anxiety, etc.). Their presence provides comfort to the person, like a veteran or someone suffering from mental illnesses.

If you aren't entirely sure what service dog is right for you, you can complete a free application by clicking here and we will give you a call to discuss your unique needs.

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