Service Dog training is some of the most spectacular and difficult training in the canine world. It takes many years of dedication and patience to produce quality Service Dogs. We often take 'throw away' dogs that people don't want or can't handle and turn them into some of the most amazing dogs in the world!
All of our Service Dog candidates have come from rescues, shelters, or directly from rescue situations. To date we have not purchased or bred any dogs for service work. This is a win win situation, being able to save a dog that would most likely have been destroyed, training him, and being able to place him with a disabled person.
Service Dogs have the right, set out by our federal government, to go almost anywhere their handlers go. Service Dogs are not considered pets, they are considered to be 'Service Animals'.
For more information on the rights of access of Service Dogs, feel free to call us and ask any questions you might have.
K-9 Behavior Services sells service dogs in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County. With an excellent reputation and 20 years of experience selling service dogs, we also offer service dog sales in the surrounding cities Sierra Madre, Duarte, Monrovia, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Culver City, Studio City, Burbank, Glendale, Venice, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Malibu, Coto De Caza, Moorpark, Camarillo, Ojai, Fillmore, Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, and surrounding cities.
The training that goes into a Service Dog is quite extensive. Many trainers claim to know how, but few are producing the results needed to qualify the dog as a Service Dog. It is most important to gain a very high level of reliability in the command to response ratio of the finished Service Dog. You will notice in one of our videos the dog I am handling will retrieve the Quad Cane many times in repetition. This is one of the key elements to the training process, making sure the dog will be extremely reliable when commanded to perform a physical task. Because in this moment the handler is in need of a Service Dog that will truly be ready, willing, and able to perform.
The transition of placing the Service Dog with the new owner can be a little tricky. However, a well trained dog will be able to make the transition. We do take time to make sure the dog is compatible with the handler but we don’t waste time in this area. Typically, within a few weeks to a few months the two are working like clock work. The dog begins to hone in on the handler and his needs. It’s an amazing thing to see and is very gratifying for us as trainers. Watch my video below of Tiko & Edison as I describe such a spectacular relationship that developed outside of the realm of the training.
All of our dogs are from shelters or rescue situations. Therefore, it’s a win win situation saving a dog’s life and placing him with a disabled person who is in need. Most of our dogs are Labrador Retrievers or Golden Retrievers. Although, from time to time we will use a mixed breed, if the dog shows a high level of aptitude. Our dogs are put through many different tests to evaluate the dog's ability to handle stress and to function in many different contexts.
We are open to training your dog, however, we will have to discuss many points before taking on the task. There are many areas of the training that people do not understand. We have to assess each dog and handler situation and evaluate the client’s expectations vs. the feasibility of the dog’s aptitude for training. Unfortunately, many people think they have a legitimate Service Dog, but the reality is that most people that have not worked with an experienced trainer that specializes in training Service Dogs, do not have legitimate Services Dogs. This does not mean that the dog cannot qualify with the correct training. If you have a Service Dog and you are not sure if he qualifies or you have any questions about training, please feel free to call us and ask any questions you might have.
Our Service Dogs start at around $12,000 and go up depending on the amount and difficulty of the tasks you are needing from the dog. Service Dogs can be trained to perform many complex tasks. However, most people are simply looking for a few simple tasks. Keep in mind, in order for a dog to qualify as a Service Dog, giving him full access to almost all places his handler goes, he must perform physical tasks that relate to the handler's disabilities. It is best to call us so that we can get an understanding of your expectations and discuss what it is that would most likely work best for you.
There is no waiting list with us. It is simply a matter of finding the right dog for you and training him. Typical training time is 30 to 90 days. During this time it is possible to visit your dog to see what the training process is, to begin to understand giving commands, and obviously to bond with your dog. It is also good for us to understand what your disabilities are and to see what you are capable of doing physically. This information will help us to adjust our training to meet your needs. Once the training is finished, we usually send the dog home with you for a couple weeks. After this time spent with you, we usually bring the dog back to adjust some of the training, again to make sure the dog is going to work correctly for you and to make sure the training fits your needs. It is VERY important to us to make absolutely sure the dogs are placed at the right time and to make sure the dog is working for you correctly.
Our Service Dog Stories...
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Through many years of hard work and determination,we have developed a training program that has produced some of the finest Service Dogs in the world. With the highest percentage of reliability on command and response available, we invite you to explore the amazing world of Service Dogs. We have had the priveledge of working with individuals that suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, Myasthenia Gravis, Rheumatiod Arthritis, and stroke victims. It has been an honor to train dogs for these people and help them to improve the quality of their lives. If you suffer from a disease and think a Service Dog can help you to live a happier and more productive life, please call us so we can discuss your needs.
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Jill & Maya the Service Dog
Watch this amazing video as Jill Reed shows the love and devotion that her service dog, Maya, has for her. Maya assists Jill in many ways, including retrieving items, pulling the laundry basket around and many other ways. This videos shows Maya performing some of those tasks for Jill. The producer asks Jill what Maya means to her. Her response is a very emotional and riveting explanation of what the love and bond between her and Maya is all about! Maya was procured, trained and placed by Jeremy Talamantes, the president and founder of K-9 Assistance Services, Inc. Jeremy has a stellar reputation for training some of the best service dogs in the world. We hope you enjoy the video.
A Little More About Tiko & Edison
Tiko and his parents came to us for help in their search for a service dog for their son, Tiko, who was diagnosed with Autism. They knew they wanted a service dog, but they were confused on how to get the process started, and they did have some apprehensions. Through our knowledge and experience, we were able to make them comfortable and help them step by step through the process.
We matched Tiko up with a very sweet young dog who was named Edison. Edison, like most young dogs, had a few minor issues through the training process, but after the required training, he is referred to now as 'perfect!'
I trained Edison, and I saw changes in Tiko that were amazing! I actually brought things to Tiko's mom's attention that she hadn't noticed. Tiko's behavior changed in a positive way over the course of him coming to see Edison while he was in training. One thing I would never do is sell a service dog based on creating such a mysterious and unique bond between the dog and his new handler. However, I can attest to the fact that very unique things can happen in the process; things that can have a great positive impact on a person's life!
I am very fortunate to have met Tiko and his parents, and to have them as a story in my life and my career.
K-9 Behavior Services sells service dogs in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ventura County. With an excellent reputation and 20 years of experience selling service dogs, we also offer service dog sales in the surrounding cities Sierra Madre, Duarte, Monrovia, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Culver City, Studio City, Burbank, Glendale, Venice, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Malibu, Coto De Caza, Moorpark, Camarillo, Ojai, Fillmore, Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, and surrounding cities
Meet Tiko & Edison!
Shortly after posting the picture and brief story below, I was able to meet with Tiko & Edison, to meet another family I will be training an Autism service dog for. As I was introducing myself to and chatting with them, I was noticing this really unique bond that had developed between Tiko & Edison.
This bond was so cool to me, because it wasn't something that any trainer could actually train for. As I get older and mature as a person and as a trainer, I look more for the things in life that I can't actually explain. You see, as a professional dog trainer, I am only able to offer a service based on what I can factually produce. However, I never want to discredit the natural abilities of people or animals!
Please watch the video and enjoy the moment that I enjoyed as I watched two individual beings become one in moments of time. I know, I know, it sounds cosmic! But if you open your mind and your soul, you will most likely be touched. :)
I trained and deliver service dogs all over the US, including Los Angeles, Ventura County, Orange County, San Diego, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Long Island, Texas, and more! Feel free to call me and ask any questions you might have regarding service dogs and service dog training.
Help Richen Get A Service Dog!
Richen is an eleven year old boy who has autism. Like a large majority of people with autism, Richens struggles with communication and is still only minimally verbal. A dog is especially helpful to a person who is not yet fully verbal as it is such a great relief to be able to relax into a non-verbal communication with an animal.
I train and deliver service dogs all over the US, including Los Angeles, Ventura County, Orange County, San Diego, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Long Island, Texas, and more! Feel free to call me and ask any questions you might have regarding service dogs and service dog training.