A support animal requires no training, however a service dog is trained to perform a task to mitigate the handler's mental or physical disability.
*** We do not place diabetic, seizure or seeing / hearing dogs. ***
This is a self paced program. Training typically takes 18 months to complete. Duration depends on each team's diligence. The PTSD program is made up of these components.
Some are adopted from humane societies or shelters, some are donated by breeders. Temperament matters more than breed; However, wolf hybrids are not allowed. The Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Standard Poodle and Collie are the most commonly used breeds.
* Veterans may have their dogs temperament tested for suitability.