Americans With Disabilities Act states that anyone depending on an animal to function should be allowed full access to all private businesses that serve the public, like restaurants, stores and theaters. The law specifies that such animals must be trained specifically to assist their owner. Animals may provide either Psychiatric, Assistance or Medical related tasks that assist in the daily functions of their owners.
A Service animal is an animal that is individually trained to work and perform a task or a series of tasks that benefit an individual with a disability (whether medical or psychosocial) in order to facilitate their ability to function with ease in society.
Service Animals must be TRAINED.
Canine Bio Detection Services assists people in training their own dog to become their service dog.
Training include either group classes, private session or board and train. We have numerous outings to test the dogs in various public places. We train in basic dog obedience, appropriate behavior in public places, specific tasks based on individual needs.
Being able to take your animal everywhere sounds great but the individual must be aware that it requires patience, understanding, willingness to follow through, and overall hard work. The individual should at al times be aware of the laws and expectations regarding service animals and their behaviors.
Before deciding on a service animal a few things must be taken into consideration:
We assist our clients in finding an appropriate dog for service. Generally this means a dog who is between the ages of 6 months to 2 years, is calm, favors humans over other dogs, has no demonstrable behavior issues, has a good work ethic and passes the required physical.
If for any reason you cannot add another dog to your household and you wish to use your current dog, your dog will undergo an initial assessment to determine appropriate temperament as well as assessment every six months within the training until graduation then yearly after graduation.
Training requires dedication, patience and commitment of working with your animal on a daily basis.
The first 3 levels are basic to advanced obedience. This is necessary for all service, assistance and therapy dogs.
Level 1 covers the basics of obedience and public manners including:
Level 2 covers distractions, other dogs, leash handling issues in everyday life, vet and groomer visits, the beginnings of retrieves.
Level 3 covers:
Level 4 covers control in public places
Level 5 starts the process of task specific training individual for each service team.