Emotional Support Dog Training

SDT offers customized training programs to elevate your dog’s natural desire to love you and be there for you. Our ESD programs focus on teaching advanced obedience, house manners, community obedience for dog friendly outings and engagement tasks to help support the handler in times of need. We also place pre-trained emotional support dogs. An emotional support animal is an animal companion that offers some type of benefit to an individual with some form of disability. The animal is intended to provide companionship and support that will help alleviate at least one aspect of the disability. ESA’s/ESD’s do not have public access rights like a service dog. 

Facility Dog Training

Our team loves the opportunity to train and place facility dogs. Facility dogs are highly trained dogs who partner with a facilitator working in a health care, visitation or education setting. Our facility dog’s are devoted to assisting individuals under the care of or visiting an organization that serves both adults and children. These dogs, coupled with trained handlers, enhance the quality of life for the people utilizing the services provided by the organization. SDT can source a dog for your organization or evaluate an existing dog to see if that dog has the abilities needed for the job. 

Service Dog Training

Specialty Dog Training offers customized service dog training programs to meet your personal needs.Having any disability can be very difficult to say the least but working through the challenges of your disability alone can make it ever harder. By introducing a working service dog into your life, you can increase your confidence, do things you weren’t able to do, reduce stress whether it be mental or physical stress on your body, increase freedoms in life that you want and deserve and truly alter your life for the better. Assistance dogs have been helping people for along time and these dogs have proven to use how amazing they are and what they can truly do to better the lives of people in need. SDT can source a dog for you or evaluate an existing dog. There are very specific criteria and most owned pet dogs do not pass the assessment, but it is always good to review the options.