Part 1: How We Screen for Service Dog Training in Texas

Do you have a dog?

Have you ever wondered if they have what it takes to be a service dog?

We’re currently working with the AFFCU on Shelter to Helper, a community project to help find a rescue dog to be trained as a service dog for a local service-woman, and were interviewed by KSAT12 about service dog training in Texas.

Check out the video or read a little about how we screen dogs for service training below.

How do you screen for service dogs?

Selection is everything. Finding a dog for a person is a lot easier when you know what that person needs. That’s why we begin the process of searching for a potential service dog by asking what the specific needs are of the person who needs the dog, and then find a dog that can meet those needs.

Want to see if your dog has service dog potential? Check out our Service Dog Training in Austin page to learn how we can prepare your dog for AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation.

How long does service dog training take?

Just like finding a dog for service, the duration of service dog training also depends of needs of the person who needs the dog, and the specific tasks they need their dog to perform. This means that service training could last as long as 8 to 10 weeks or longer, depending the skills the dog needs to learn, and their own learning ability.

Excited to see which dog is selected for Shelter to Helper?

We are too! Stay tuned for Part 2 of our three-part series to find out!