SERVICE DOG TRAINING
We offer training via our Service Dog program, Seraphim Service Dogs, for those who need the assistance of a canine. We train for light mobility assistance (non weight bearing), medical response, and PTSD assistance. Seraphim Service Dogs will be offering diabetic alert dogs and hearing assistance dogs as well in the future.
To be accepted into the program, a letter of recommendation from a local licensed medical professional directly indicating the need for a trained serviced dog is needed. This letter should also state the medical reasoning for this need, and how the dog would be able to mitigate your disabilities.
We also require an application we will send you, as well as having a 1-hour phone consultation prior to enrollment in the Seraphim Service Dogs program to discuss your needs and goals.
One of the trainers from Seraphim Service Dogs is required to evaluate your dog if you want to sign up using an existing pet that you own. Your dog must pass our behavioral evaluation and service dog testing criteria in order to be accepted into the service dog-training program. If you currently don't have a dog for the program, Seraphim Service Dogs will assist in the process of finding a dog for you that will fit your needs. The dog could be found potentially in a local shelter, through a rescue or from an ethical preservation breeder. Seraphim Service Dogs does not begin the process of searching for a dog until the client has committed to the program by signing the training agreement and fulfilling their financial portion of that contract.
All service dogs in the Seraphim Service Dogs program must pass a CGC (Canine Good Citizen Test), CGCA & CGCU, as well as our Public Access Test and a specific task related test. Handlers are also asked to pass a verbal or written (depending on client) test on service dog laws, dog handling commands and cues, speaking with the public about their dog and basic medical care for their dog.
If you would like more information on getting your dog trained to mitigate your disabilities, purchasing a trained program dog that is suited to your needs, or have any other questions regarding the service dog program, please give us a call or send us an email.