Dawgs in Motion offers training and certification for Service Dogs
Our program requires the dogs to complete Beginner , Intermediate, and Advanced Obedience and earn their titles for Canine Good Citizen, Urban Canine Good Citizen, and Advanced Canine Good Citizen. If an adult dog comes to us for certification but the owner feels that they have reached the advanced level of training or has trained elsewhere the dog may be evaluated and test out of these classes. If a dog ahs already received their CGC, CGCU, and CGCA and tests out but wants to be certified they can be evaluated by the lead trainer and test out of the program.
Dawgs in Motion does not offer insurance for these dogs, we only offer training and certification based on the evaluation and testing of the dog.
Service training can be done privately as well through our private lessons at Dawgs in Motion’s Facility. We offer training for psychiatric service dogs, PTSD, balance assistance, mobility (not including guide dogs), anxiety and depression, and other task oriented training. We do NOT offer service training for medical alert such as diabetic alert, allergen alert, etc. However we would be happy to get you recourses on these options.
Please note that Service Dogs are specially trained dogs to assist their handler with a disability and are not pets. These task oriented working dogs assist in daily function for their handlers and are NOT therapy dogs. It is illegal to claim your pet is a service animal if you do not have a disability and it is illegal to claim your pet is a service animal so that you can bypass housing, airline, or other pet restrictions. Dawgs in Motion will not sign off on a dog that is not a legitimate service animal. We do not sell vest, ID tags, or other visual verification for these working dogs but would be happy to write a letter verifying the training and or evaluation of a service animal at the request of the legal owner/handler of the animal.
Our recommended course of training would be the following:
1. Beginner Obedience – Graduated
2. Intermediate Obedience – Graduated
3. Achieve Canine Good Citizen Title (at DIM 2 & 3 can be done together)
4. Achieve Urban Canine Good Citizen Title
5. Advanced Obedience – Graduated
6. Specialized Task Training through Private Lessons
7. Evaluation and Testing with the Lead Trainer