This is for owners who wish to use their personal dog as a General Service Dog. Dogs who have undergone this specialized training are allowed access to all public places. General Service Dog training takes on average of 4 to 6 months.
Services include, but is not limited to: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Autistic Assistance, Balance Assist, or an Emotional Support Dog (panic attacks). This program is not intended for owners who just want to take their dog everywhere with them. NOTE: Licensed Working Service Dogs are legally allowed to accompany the owner in all public areas.
Before JCM's can accept a dog into our Service Dog Training program, the owner must provide us with documentation from a “licensed Medical Doctor, who has certified, in writing, that a Service Dog is necessary to the physical and or mental well-being of his patient.”
AGE OF OWNER:
To be eligible for a Service Dog, an individual must be at least 12 years of age.
EXCEPTIONS:The parents of a child of any age can have their dog trained and licensed, but ONLY to alert to an in-home medical device, ie. (breathing monitor) etc.
How the program works:The dog undergoes the same training under the Board and Train format. Additionally, the dog would be worked and trained in stores, shops, restaurants, on busses, elevators, escalators, and all other public places. The dog would wear an "in training" identification vest.
Upon completion of the program, owners receive a Graduation Certificate, and a Working Service Dog Certificate. This certificate validates that the dog has successfully completed, and mastered all of the commands necessary for appropriate behavior in public places. Graduates also receive a Working Service Dog vest with patches, and ID cards.
The owner also receives unlimited "follow ups" for the life of the dog. Follow ups teach the owner what the dog has learned, and how to work with the dog to achieve and maintain the same results. Follow ups would include in-home private training (travel distance permitting), training at our facility, group sessions, and unlimited trips to multiple public establishments, including stores and restaurants.
Training fee, food, supplies, and regular grooming are all included. However, since heartworm and flea medication are Veterinary products, the owner is responsible for providing these items.
TOTAL PAYMENT: $7,800.00 - $9,500.00
Additional fees based on added services, ie. retrieving items, turning lights on and off, etc.
Payment in full to be made at time of drop off. We accept Credit Card or Cash. No checks, please.
If a dog intended for General Service Dog work does not have the correct temperament, or ability to perform the required tasks, the Service Dog Training fees would be refunded. A $38.00 per day boarding / evaluation fee would apply.
However, if the owner wishes the dog to continue as a the Board and Train only, the fee of ($2,800.00 +) would apply.
General Service Dog Training Fee: $7,800.00 - $9,500.00