We facilitate the needs of the disabled to self train their own service dog, enabling them to become self reliant and self sufficient.
This course teaches you and your dog how to help stabilize you, assist you getting up and down, and pull a wheelchair. No real weight is applied to the dog in class. We will explain how and when to start applying pressure. It will take time for your dog’s muscles to build. Because we don’t apply weight dogs under 2 year may take this course. Prerequisite required. Completion of Obedience 1. If you can wait until after Obedience 2 you'll do better in this class.
Stand – Still
Bracing Stance – Applying pressure
Where it all begins.
Brace from Chair
Brace from Floor
Brace while Standing
Bracing in motion
Stability on uneven surfaces
Bracing in motion continued.
Forward Pull from sitting or standing
For your first class please arrive a little early if possible. I'll need to see that you have the following items with you:
First Class Only Please Bring:
Proof of Veterinary Care (AKA – Record of Vaccinations)
Payment for Course in full or the remainder due after your deposit.
Signed Waiver for the Course.
Veterans with a Veteran ID or DD214 please ask about our Veteran Discount!
Bring to Every Class:
Leash attached to your dogs flat collar, Martingale collar, or training tool you use.
Please no “flexi” or extendable leashes, also no bungee leashes.
Treat Rewards or Toys for your pup (please no squeaking toys)
Poo bags / Clean up kit
Treat pouch strongly encouraged.
If you have bracing equipment for your dog please bring it to each class.
If none of these scheduled classes work out for you, you can always add yourself to the "Bracing Skills" waiting list by clicking the button below. We will get in touch with you when a new class becomes available.