The Canine Coaching Institute Service Dog Program is currently what they call an "Owner Train Program". This means that we help you train your service dog. If you don't already have a dog we can help you find one that has the right temperament to do this important job. If you have a dog you'd like evaluated to be your service dog we can complete an evaluation once you have submitted an application to see if your dog has the right demeanor to be a service dog.
Our program is pretty intensive and requires handlers who are committed 100% to the training of their service animal. The program consists of several of our group classes, 30 hours of one on one training in basic obedience and task training, a task test, a written test for the handler on the ADA, all three (3) Canine Good Citizen tests, therapy dog certification, 100 hours of public access training with a trainer, a public access test and certification. All of our service dogs receive a certain number of hours each calendar year included in the program for follow up training to brush up on things and/or add tasks as needed.
The national average for number of hours a service dog undergoes to become fully trained is 120 hours. Canine Coaching Institute service dogs receive at least 250 hours of training by the time they take their final public access test.
Please read our HANDOUT to learn more details about our program.
For more details regarding the program please contact us so we can speak with you either over the phone or in person.
What is a service dog? Do I qualify for one? What are my rights as a business owner? What are my rights as a landlord? Find out the answers to these questions and many more on our Service Dog FAQ page.
Currently Canine Coaching Institute only trains certain types of service dogs. There are specialists out there who train specific, difficult types of medical alert that we are currently not equipped to train. Hopefully in the future! To find out what kinds of dogs we CAN train, please click below.
At Canine Coaching Institute, LLC we are force, pain, fear and dominance free which means that we do not use tools or methods that inflict physical or psychological pain or discomfort on a dog. Instead we focus on positive reinforcement of desired behaviors using rewards such as treats, praise and toys. This lays a foundation for trust between the handler and the dog and will help promote a spirit of cooperation in the relationship. We offer private in-home training, group classes, minor to moderate behavioral training and specialty training such as therapy and service dog training. We pride ourselves in being flexible trainers that can find ways to work with practically any type of dog.