Service & Therapy Dog Training
Service dog: A dog trained to perform tasks for a single person with a disability.
Therapy dog: A dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in group settings such as hospitals/VA, nursing homes, recovery groups, and schools.
In addition to training, we evaluate to determine if your dog has the proper temperament for service or therapy work, educate you of the laws and rights regarding service and therapy dogs, assist with therapy dog organization registration, and provide evaluation and testing for therapy dog certifications.
Service and therapy training include:
- Specialty obedience training
- Public access training
- Service task training
- Therapy visit training
Service and therapy training requirements:
- Service and therapy dogs require a strong foundational training. It’s best to begin training as early as possible.
- Graduation from the Basic Obedience class is required. This also provides the benefits of socializing your dog with other dogs and people, teaching them to work in distracting environments.
- Before beginning training, your dog will need to be evaluated to ensure they have the right temperament, drive, and characteristics for the chosen line of work. This evaluation takes approximately one hour.
For definitions, rights, and responsibilities of Therapy and Service Dogs visit ADATA.ORG
Hunt Dog Training
Upland Game Training
Whether your dog is a flusher or a pointer, we will hone it’s skills to be a better dog for you in the field.
From the hard singles to the complicated blind retrieves we all encounter while waterfowl hunting, we will keep your dog steady on the shot and safe in all your hunting styles.
Combine the upland with waterfowl training to make your dog the most well-rounded hunting partner you have ever known.
Nosework classes for UKC and AKC competitions
Upper Peninsula Dynamic Dogs is a local extracurricular sport-dog training club, hosting classes at our Gladstone training center. To learn more and sign up for sport dog training, please click here to visit their website.