Q: What type of dog is best for service work?
A: Many organizations choose Retrievers (Labrador and Golden), German Shepherds, Standard Poodles . Having said that, there are many things to consider when selecting a dog for service work. Temperament, tasks needed (and whether the dog can physically do these tasks), are a consideration as well.
Q: How long will it take to train my dog?
A: Training is a lifelong commitment but in relation to the type of training tasks and behaviors you want to train, this will require an in person evaluation. Age of dog or puppy, amount of previous training, and what you expecting will need to be discussed as well.
Q: Will you take my dog and keep it until it’s trained
A: Unfortunately, Board and Train is not offered at this time.
Q: Will you train a dog that comes from a shelter?
A: Shelter dogs can absolutely be trained. Please remember that not all dogs, coming either from a breeder or from a shelter have the appropriate temperament for service dog or therapy dog work. That doesn’t mean that can’t be great pets and family members.
Q: I have trouble with mobility. Can you train my dog at my house?
A: Absolutely. Please contact me for further discussion. At this time, I am only offering in-home training and consultations within a 60 mile radius of Salem, Oregon.