What is a Service Dog, A Therapy Dog And An Emotional Support Animal?
A Therapy Dog primarily goes to various facilities, such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. and offers comfort to others. A Service Dog serves to alleviate a disabling condition on the part of his owner/handler through trained tasks. Service Dogs Handlers may bring their trained service dog with them almost everywhere they go. Therapy Dogs must ask permission to go into a public place, and are not allowed in most stores. Emotional Support Dogs are pets that provide comfort to their owners and only allowed in pet friendly places. However, with proper documentation, ESA’s are allowed on planes and in housing which otherwise prohibits pets.
I know what you are thinking. You’re not sure if a service dog is right for you. And you’re worried about fund raising and costs, and time. Service dogs are $20,000 to $30,000, have a 2+ year waiting list, and many programs have strict guidelines, like a fenced yard and no other pets.
But Pet Etiquette is different. We work with owners, from helping you choose your future service dog, to service dog basics and equipment, puppy training, basic, advanced and off-leash training, service dog skills, public access, service dog tasks, and more.
And one of the reasons we are able to do it for so much less is because the owners purchase their own puppy/dog, cover their own veterinary care, food and toy costs, and they do a lot of the training, with our guidance and instruction.
If you have a puppy, you want to start training your puppy as soon as possible, so your puppy doesn’t learn bad manners (even unintentionally). And since your puppy has been in training for their whole life, the service dog life will be second nature.
So many service dogs in training take so long to train – or are washed out – because their owners do not know how to train their dog, break down the tasks, and start public access training.
We show you how to train in the most effective way, so you do not make those mistakes. We will guide you every step of the way so you don’t have the mistakes and setbacks many owner-trainers have.
Are you ready? Call us today at 772-284-9011 to schedule a free temperament test & evaluation!