We work with several non-profit funding agencies who may help with funding for qualified veterans. We also specialize in training service dogs for children with autism, and many other disabilities. Service dogs require a doctors note. Service dogs are trained to do a minimum of three tasks for their handlers that they cannot do for themselves. This is what separates a service dog from an ESA (emotional support animal) who provides comfort by just being with the handlers.
At K-9 Companions Dog Training, we specialize in training for clients with disabilities such as veterans with PTSD or TBI, as well as mobility issues. Dogs can be taught many various behaviors, depending on the client’s needs. Examples of behaviors taught are:
Clients’ personal dogs can be utilized if they qualify for temperament and training ability. Service dogs must not be aggressive and must have sound nerves and be in good health. To be successful we must also have a client/handler that is mentally, physically, and emotionally capable of being our training partner in the process.