Things to consider if you like to get help to train your own service dog
We can help you to train your own dog (check our certified service dog criteria first) OR
We can assisst you when you select a puppy from a breeder or Animal Rescuce Organisations
Who can apply?
People with Aspergers Syndrome/ASD or Autism who love dogs.
Parents of a child over 4 years with Aspergers Syndrome/ASD or Autism – The child needs to like dogs.
What are the other requirements?
You need to:
be a responsible dog owner!
be able to control your dog in all kind of situations!
be able to work in team work with your dog and your trainer!
see the trainer once a week!
let the dog participate in your live all day long!
have a dog proof house!
have the commitment to do continuing training with your dog!
When does the training start?
When we have your dog assessed if he would be suitable for service dog training OR
When we/you found a suitable puppy for the service training
How does it work?
We visit you and your dog.
You need to discuss with our trainer all your needs.
Your trainer can tell you what is possible and what not.
You and the trainer develop a weekly training plan.
The trainer shows you all the weekly tasks.
You need to follow the guidelines and tick off your task boxes if you dog has achieved the skills.
If you have any difficulties you need to contact your trainer to get more assistance.
You meet your trainer once a week
Your trainer will test your skills and check if you have done your homework.
Your trainer will give you some new tasks to practise.
You take your weekly training plan at home and start practising.