SERAPHIM SERVICE DOGS
We offer partially and fully trained service dogs for those who need the help of a canine to mitigate a medical disability. We train for hearing assistance, light mobility assistance (non weight bearing), medical response, and PTSD assistance. Seraphim Service Dogs is our training program for assistance dogs.
We do not employ the use of aversive tools or compulsive training methods. All training done through our program is science-backed and evidence-based using force-free and positive reinforcement techniques. This means we do not allow the use of the following tools while in our program: e-collars, spray/citronella collars, prong collar, choke chains, Gentle Leaders, Halti's, no pull harnesses that cut across the shoulders, or any other tool that the dog may consider aversive.
To be accepted into the program, a letter of recommendation from a local licensed medical professional directly indicating the need for a trained Service Dog is needed. This letter should also state the medical reasoning for this need, and how the dog should be able to mitigate your disabilities.
We also require an application we will send you, as well as having a 1-hour phone consultation prior to enrollment in our Service Dog program to discuss your needs and goals.
All service dogs in our Seraphim Service Dogs program must pass a CGC (Canine Good Citizen Test), CGCA & CGCU, as well as our Public Access Test. Fully trained dogs must also pass a specific task related test. Handlers are also asked to pass a verbal or written (depending on client) test on service dog laws (federal and state), dog handling cues, speaking with the public about their dog and basic medical care for their dog.
If you would like more information on applying for one of our partially or fully trained Service Dogs to mitigate your disabilities, or have any other questions regarding the Seraphim Service Dog program, please give us a call or send us an email.
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