Recommend a Service Dog!
Do you think you might have a dog that could make a good service dog? We are looking for attentive dogs in good health that are not aggressive, overprotective, timid, overly friendly, overly sensitive to their partners emotions and do not have a strong prey drive.
If you think you have a dog with these characteristics please click the button above and tell us as much about the dog as you can. After we've had a chance to review your information we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Transforming a dog and a veteran into a team is the primary task of this organization. The quality of the input matters!
Not every dog has the right characteristics to be a service dog. Acquiring the very best dogs possible is critical. The cost in terms of time, money, and, quite frankly, emotional impact on a veteran whose dog they have been training washes out must be minimized.
Characteristics to be screened for:
Dog must be socialized to people, other dogs, places and other types of animals. A pup’s critical socialization phase is between 6 and 16 weeks of age. If a dog is abused, neglected, or isolated during this time, it will cause lifelong behavioral problems.
A secondary critical socialization phase typically occurs at around 6-9 months of age. At this age an adolescent dog can become afraid of things (in human terms … stranger danger).
Socialization is key to preventing the issues/behaviors described above that cause a dog to not be suitable as a service dog. Socialization issues (and health) are the primary driving force behind service dog organizations incorporating a breeding program.
These socialization issues are also the primary reason for trying to acquire dogs as early as possible.
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