You have to remember that dogs are pack animals;
they live and move in groups or packs, and every person in your household is considered a pack member. With that being said, just as all human members of the pack have a role and responsibilities, so can our dogs! Retrieval, search and rescue, protection or security, emotional support or service work are all jobs that our dogs are more than capable of handling, and surely, more than willing!
Retrieval work can be as simple as playing fetch with your companion to retrieving items that were mishandled, carrying, and delivering those items. Retrieving is the foundation for more complex tasks such as opening doors, carrying bags, picking up dropped items, delivering messages and more. By teaching your Dog to retrieve, you open up a whole new realm of task work possibilities.
Once your puppy has a solid foundation for retrieval we can begin scent work. Even though you may not be looking for your canine companion to detect drugs or medical conditions scent work may still be beneficial for your household or family activity. Teach your dog to use his nose to find hidden objects keys, wallet, keep an eye on the children!
To bring the best out of your dog, even though you may want them to protect your home, it is important that they are still properly socialized. Though it is your job as the leader to determine what is a threat and what is not a threat, it is also your job as the leader to know when to allow your canine companion to take lead. Our dogs are just waiting for us to give the signal!
Agility, sport, and utility training is great for exercise and a great way to strengthen the bond and between you and your companion. Agility courses are designed to fulfill the hunting and chasing desires of your dog. Even though agility consists of obstacles such as a tunnel, teeter-totter, tire jump, weave poles, pause table, and standard jumps. It can also be used around the home for everyday situations such as crawling under a table, retrieving the remote, recovering mishandled keys. Teamwork is key when it comes to Agility/sport/utility training.
Service dogs are for those who need their companion to assist them with a disability. These disabilities may consist of visual impairment, hearing impairments, seizure disorder, mobility and stability impairment, and diabetes.
Service dogs perform tasks such as guiding, retrieval, aid mobility, alert, and transport.
Are you looking to secure your home or business? These dogs are trained to keep unwanted personnel off of the premises without leaving the boundaries of the property.