A little bit of independence
The picture was sent by Emily Gittes who owns the black Lab Bella. She is trained as a medial alert dog and assists Emily by bringing Emily her medications. The one pup is in training and the other Lab is an autism service dog. Thank you Emily for the picture. Though I didn't train these dogs, I have trained service dogs for mobility assistance and also have assisted in training dogs for many other needs.
Opening the refrigerator
Service dog training gives a person with a disability some independence back. That is why the training of a service dog is a long and intensive process. The right temperament is needed and there for if you are in need of a service dog and have a dog of your own it would have to be evaluated to make sure that it is suitable to do the tasks specified. It has to be mentally and physically sound. Therefore, if you are in need of a service dog and don’t have one, one will be sought out with the proper attributes that is needed to perform the tasks the recipient requires to gain independence and a healthy relationship with a K-9 companion.
Service Dog Training
$15,600 1 year of Boarding and Training
$3,400 Supplies,Vet,Food,Cost of Dog
$1,000 Transportation to client for lessons *could be more or less depending on travel distance*
** Monthly payments can be made for convenience for the client per contract**
Pease read article. Before having a dog trained for any Service, Therapy, or PTSD one must have a Doctor or Psychiatrist letter stating a dog is needed.
Search and Rescue
Memorial of SAR dogs of 9/11
Search and Rescue dogs are a valuable component in responding to law enforcement requests to find a missing person. Dedicated handlers and well trained dogs with the required temperament are an effective way to cut down the time in finding a missing person. In some searches time is a matter of life and death. A dog can smell 1000 times better then a human. Dogs also hear better then humans and are able to pin point where a sound is coming from. Even the slightest cry for help can be heard by a dog, A well trained dog and accomplished handler can achieve an accuracy rate of 95%
For SAR groups grants can be found to get the funding to contract Wolf Pack Dog Training to train dogs for SAR or train a group of people with dogs that have the qualities needed to be an effective search team.Time is of the essence and could save lives.
Search and Rescue
The beginning stages of any tracking dog are very important. The dog must have the right temperament and drives to be successful. .
Training takes dedication and time and has to be consistent. Also handlers must be trained and confident in their handling of the dog and understanding of the theory of tracking. If the SAR team doesn't have dogs to train then Wolf Pack Dog Training can find dogs with the temperament and qualities required for a successful SAR dog.
The beginning training with Ringo the TRSAR K-9. It is imperative that an SAR K-9 team follow through and be dedicated to working in full with a trainer to be successful. Due to financial circumstances and lack of group support, Wolf Pack Dog Training was unable to fully assist in the final progression of Ringo's training.
Training a search and rescue dog isn't something that is done half way....it has to be 100% devotion and done 100% right from the start. If not there is less potential to successfully complete a search mission. This is true with any K-9 Service training or even basic companion dog training.