Service Dog Training
At Dog's Play we offer multiple options for help with training your soon to be service dog. Julie has trained dozens of dogs to service dog levels and can help you achieve your dreams and goals with your own personal dog. No breed or size restrictions apply, however some dogs will not qualify for this program due to temperament restrictions. Must already be well socialized to humans and dogs, and have passed their Canine Good citizen test to qualify for this program. (Take our foundations class first at least one time to qualify.) You must also have a physical or psychiatric need for this dog as confirmed by your physician or mental health provider. The dog must be performing tasks for you in order for you to legally qualify as a service team.
Group and Private Lessons
We have created a 10 week intensive group course that works on service dogs skills and public access. You will learn the legal aspects of having a service dog and the dog will learn specific tasks to help manage your
A doctor's note stating the
nature of your disability is
highly encouraged. We will
maintain the highest HIPPA
standards here at Dog's Play.
Everything about your case
is kept confidential.
The class meets once a week
for an hour & will either be
located at Dog's Play or on
location, depending on the week.
This course also includes
2 private sessions as well as group experience classes.
At the end of the 10 weeks you will have the opportunity to take the Community and Urban Canine Good Citizen tests, and then become a registered service dog team.
(not required by law. )
Requirements: Must have the Canine Good Citizen title.
Board &Train or Day Camp for your future Service Dog.
If you need additional assistance or help with your dog we have a few board and train options to choose from starting at $60 per day.
In our board and train program your dog receives expert training six days a week, with multiple public access trips.
We can take dogs at any stage of training whether they are only starting out or just need polishing and public access. (Must be at least one year of age.)
Contact us now to schedule a private consultation!
Check out the Boarding page for more pricing information.
Service Dog Selection
We also offer our expert opinion in service dog selection. We are happy to go with you and temperament test dogs at shelters or other situations.
Selection of the proper dog is critical for your success. You need a dog with a heart to serve and with the proper balance of biddability, nerve and the emotional balance to complete your required tasks. You are forming a lifelong bond with your service dog and often times best friend.
Genetics plays a crucial role in service dog selection and sometimes a reputable AKC breeder is a solid choice for a puppy that has received proper care and stimulation in the first few critical weeks of life.
We can locate dogs on your behalf with reputable breeders. Not all dogs can be service dogs, and selection is the first crucial life changing step.
If you have a youngish, biddable pet dog that you have bonded with, that would be a natural choice for you. Provided that your pet dog has a great temperament and is agreeable to other people and pets. They do not need to be over friendly, just not reactive or overly shy.