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Psychiatric Service Dog Training

I can teach your dog to perform tasks that help mitigate your stressful moments/anxiety attacks. Together we determine which behaviors your dog should be prompted to perform when you need to be calmed or reminded to take medication or lie down and/or call your healthcare provider…whatever the need might be.

INITIAL CONSULTATION AND EVALUATION

(assessing your dog’s knowledge base and building on that, deciding on a protocol and setting specific goals, jump starting needed behaviors and explaining how to practice those new skills)

DURATION: 90 minutes

Includes follow up support via text as needed

FOLLOW UP LESSONS

Please note: In order to qualify as a Psychiatric Service Dog your dog needs to be prescribed by a mental health professional, regardless of how well trained they might be.

Please note; This service does not include seeing eye dog/guide dog training or protection dog training.

TRAVELING WITH YOUR DOG?

Recently there have been some important changes in the rules and regulations that allow you to travel with your dog by air.

Your Service Dog in Public:

In order to fulfill the airlines’ and Department of Transportation’s (DOT) requirements your dog must be deemed safe and well behaved. No matter what job your service dog performs for you, traveling requires a behavior skill set that your dog might not really have. I can help your dog acquire those skills so you can be sure that you are both confident and stress-free when you travel.
I will work with you and guide you until I feel comfortable attesting to the fact that your dog indeed can travel with you and can reliably behave in public. I will then provide you with a letter confirming that.

Prerequisites:

Your dog needs to be:

  • Fully House trained
  • Able to settle on the floor next to you even with major distractions
  • Show no aggression towards other dogs or humans
  • No jumping up on strangers
  • No barking
  • No begging for food
  • Needs to have traveled before

When we say Comprehensive
we truly mean it!

A Comprehensive Behavior Consultation gives you the knowledge and the hands-on tools to both prevent and/or modify possible nuisance behaviors.

 When you learn how positive reinforcement actually establishes a very clear line of communication and teaches your dog how to earn reinforcement, you can both establish great habits from the get-go, and modify nuisance behaviors into polite behaviors.  Behaviors such as barking, jumping up, pulling on a leash, begging at the table, or restlessness at home can easily be avoided in the first place but they can also be replaced by building a great reward history for replacement behaviors.

The Comprehensive Behavior Consultation will allow you to solve and prevent problems by giving you insight into how behaviors work and allowing you to understand the functions of behaviors. Thinking from the dog’s point of view will allow you to fulfill both your dog’s and your own needs at the same time.

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The carefully thought out and well-proportioned design of the Haqihana harness guarantees maximum comfort in all situations. Any kind of pressure would be safely distributed onto the dog’s sternum and thorax only, even when the dog is pulling, jerking or being restrained. The harness therefore never causes pain or skin chafing. If properly used in combination with the longer leash the dog feels free of restriction and allows the dog to move naturally. The two buckles on the dog’s back make putting on and removing the harness easy for both the dog and the handler.

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