Our service dog program gives greater freedom to those with a wide range of disabilities. We train several types of service dogs, such as:
A would-be owner trainer should already be an experienced dog trainer. Since experienced service dog trainers only experience a 1 in 8 success rate with dogs not specifically bred for the work, even experienced dog trainers (not experienced with training service dogs specifically) have an even lower rate. Inexperienced trainers have about one chance in a hundred of succeeding.
PAWS Training Centers believes that legitimate service dog organizations’ primary mission is to help people with disabilities, while collectively promoting what is best for clients, dogs, and the service dog industry. Communication, interaction and strong relationships with like-minded service dog organizations results in a mutual benefit to everyone. Assistance Dogs International provides a comprehensive listing of service dog organizations that they recognize as having exemplary standards. If you are seeking a certification from an organization that is recognized by ADI, we recommend contacting your desired organization to determine their process and whether or not they certify privately-owned dogs. Each ADI recognized organization will have different requirements, procedures, and costs for privately owned dogs to pursue certification. Eligibility for certification with any organization is separate from your training with PAWS Training Centers, so you will need to contact your preferred organization directly. We have many clients that have passed our PAWS Training Centers’ Service Dog Training Program that have successfully pursued and graduated with an ADI-recognized certification!
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In response to many inquiries from disabled citizens who want to train a dog to be their assistance dog, but tell us they do not know how much training or what kinds of training to give the dog, IAADP has developed a set of Minimum Training Standards for Public Access. These are drawn from the Minimum Training Standards for Service Dogs first established a decade ago by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) with consumer input from IAADP. Visit Service dogs are trained to assist a person with his or her disability. Per the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) a trained service dog is allowed to accompany its person in public places as an accommodation for the person's disability. Disabled persons who want to join IAADP as a Partner Member [voting member] must have a professionally trained guide, hearing or service dog from a Provider or a dog at least twelve months old whom they have trained to meet or exceed IAADP's Minimum Training Standards.If your needs fall within our range of ability, we are happy to train your dog to perform tasks for you if you need a service dog. However, it is unethical to try and pass a dog off as a service dog so you can take them with you to places they would otherwise not be allowed to go as pet dogs. Anyone contacting us about service dog training should already have a letter from a doctor stating the need for an assistance dog and know what they need from us in terms of training (if you're asking us to decide for you -- you don't actually need a service animal). Please note that Emotional Support Dogs have not been recognized by the ADA since the late 2000's because they were not trained to perform specialized tasks. However, the as well as the do still recognize Emotional Support Dogs.