The Teacher’s Pet preps dogs for a future as a service dog. Training ideally begins at 8 weeks of age through 8 months.

What makes a dog a service dog?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) states, a dog is considered a “service dog” if it has been “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.” Also according to the ADA, a ‘disability’ is a “mental or physical condition which substantially limits a major life activity” such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, working, as well as some disabilities that may not be visible such as epilepsy. To be considered a service dog, the dog must be trained to perform tasks directly related to the person’s disability. A service dog can be any breed or size, and is not required to wear a vest identifying him/her as a service dog and you are not required to carry any documentation.

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Beaux – Golden Retriever – main duty is to assist a gentleman who had a stroke

Shaggy – Goldendoodle – main duty is to assist a 5 yr old boy who suffers from grand mal seizures

Oliver – Golden Retriever – works at a school everyday helping special needs children, helping children to read, & does grief counseling

Charlie – Golden Retriever – main duty is to assist a woman with PLS (Lou Gehrig’s)

Cooper – Golden Retriever – main duty is to assist a man with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) & raise awareness about ALS

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