Service Dog Training
We offer a wide variety of service dog training for people with disabilities. Service dogs assist people with physical, neurological, or psychological disabilities to perform everyday tasks. They help people overcome limitations caused by the disability and increase their independence and freedom. They can provide alerts before the handler experiences a medical problem or assist when the problem occurs. They provide a wide range of assistance to address every kind of physical limitation. They alert people with hearing impairment to sounds such as doorbells or ringing phones. They can help people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, or Traumatic Brain Injury to function successfully in public, helping them to feel secure and easing stressful situations. Each service dog/handler team is individually trained to address the unique needs of the handler. Our training is customized to meet our clients needs and our pricing is affordable! Service dogs can be taught to retrieve items, apply deep pressure, tracking and scent alerts, turn on and off light switches, pull and walk beside wheel chairs, open and close doors, balance unsteady people, wake those with night terrors, help children diagnosed with autism interact with other children as well as other adults, they can also ensure their daily safety, also if a client falls, the dog can even act as a brace to help them up! And more!
Have a disability, debilitating chronic illness or neurological disorder affecting one or more limbs
Be physically and cognitively capable of participating in the training process, up to one hour a day
Be able to independently command and handle their Service Dog
Be able to meet the emotional, physical and financial needs of the Service Dog
Be in a stable home environment
Have or in process of getting a Rx from your Dr or Psychiatrist
What is Required to Start our Program?
Before starting our program we require to meet with you in person to discuss in detail your or your child’s need for a Service Dog. Once we have concluded a Service Dog would be indeed beneficial in your treatment plan we will then move forward. We require Two letters of recommendations that will need to be provided at your consultation. Since we have concluded a Service Dog in the path you are wanting to go, we will go over the time line for training and if you don’t have a dog already we will assist you with finding the right breed for your needs and assist with temperament testing puppies to find the perfect dog for the job. If you do have a dog that you would like to have trained, we would ask for you to bring them in for a Temperament test.
Why Temperament Test?
The test measures temperament, drives and potential and gives you a base idea of what you’re looking at. They’re not always right, but they provide a starting point. You want the puppy who is firmly in the middle of the road — not dominant, but not submissive. Not cocky to the point of stupidity but not cautious and wary about everything. Not clingy but not ignoring you. The best tip to remember as it relates to temperament testing is “What you see is what you get.” Your puppy will not “grow out of” anything you see at an early age, including, but not limited to, aggression, timidity, aloofness, over-stimulation or dominance. (https://www.anythingpawsable.com/picking-a-service-dog/ )
Do you have to have a Drs Note?
Service dog laws do not require you to have a doctor’s letter when going out to public places with a service dog. However, you can be required to give situation-specific letters for housing, flying, and the workplace. It is also a good idea to have a doctor’s letter for your files, so that if you must go to court, you have proof that your doctor has been supportive. What the letter should say depends on the purpose of the letter. Most Doctors will provide you a generic Service Dog letter.
How much does your Program cost?
There is not guaranteed cost of our training program. Cost depends on how long of training is needed and what is all included in your training plan. We do require each students (dog) to complete a min of 48 private lessons if starting as a puppy or 24 private lessons if over 12 months old. The average length of training is 12-24 months long. Payments can be made throughout you’re the course of training to help make this program more affordable. Training cost can be between $4000-15,000. The Average cost is about $10,000.
Our program is very flexible and available to everyone who qualifies no matter where you live! We also do not require a huge payment up front and Our training is customized to meet our clients needs and our pricing is affordable! Monthly payments available, 24/7 messaging/emails, Skype/Facetime sessions throughout the month.
Private Lessons - Individual private lessons are conducted at Guynup's K9 Services location, your own home and at a public locations (Travel Fee May Apply). These lessons are 1 hour each (long lessons are available) and are customized to fit the needs of you and your dog. We will be teaching you (and any other members of your household) how to work with your dog in between lessons and will ask for daily practice (homework) from you!
Skype/FaceTime - Because there is no commute, we can get super flexible with scheduling! Now, no matter where you live you can take advantage of Jennifer Guynups techniques, tools, and most importantly, results! What used to be available to a select few, is now available to all! This is also great for when you have questions or need some help in between lessons.