Service Dog Training: Is It Right For You?
If you are a pet owner, you have probably wondered what it would be like to be able to take your animal everywhere, like people who own service dogs can. While you might envy that perk, service dogs provide much needed services for people with certain disabilities and medical conditions, and they are not for just anyone. However, if you have a condition that would be aided by a service animal, Custom Canine can provide service dog training for you.
If you have a disability, a service dog may be able to help you. Service dogs are trained to perform a variety of tasks, such as medication reminders, fetching medication, flipping light switches, waking people up, providing balance assistance, and alerting the person to dangerous situations. Traditionally, service animals have been used by people who are blind or deaf, but service dogs are also becoming a popular treatment for a variety of mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia and PTSD. These dogs perform different tasks to help people with psychiatric conditions, such as environmental assessment and providing emotional support during stressful situations. If you are interested in this type of service animal, you should speak to your mental health professional.
If you believe you need a service dog, we can help you. At Custom Canine, we offer a variety of service dog training courses to fit our clients’ needs. Whether you need a medical, assistance, companion, or therapy dog, we can train your service dog to the utmost of its abilities. Contact us today for information about our service dog training courses.