Thinking of adding a Service dog to your treatment plan? Here's what you need to do:
Talk to your supports. Therapists, doctors, and family.
Get familiar with your rights. Check out the
for all your information. https://www.alberta.ca/service-dog-information.aspx
Reach out to a qualified trainer to help with the search and screening of potential dogs.
Make a list of pros and cons and needs for your dog to assist you. We arent breed specific but be aware that depending on your tasks needed, you will need a dog to fit those needs.
Puppies take up to 2 years to be trained and young adults can take up to 1.5 years depending on foundational skills.
***NOT ALL dogs can be service dogs. Just like not all people can be doctors. Keep this in mind during this journey.
*** Any dog showing signs of severe fear/stress or aggression will not be accepted for training.