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Training your own Service Dog

Acquiring a trained service animal is either an expensive proposition or one that requires spending a long time on waiting lists. For those that want to acquire and train their own service dog – there is help.

YourServiceDog.com works at teaching people how to train their own service dogs. They use the Sullivan Training Method. This allows you to get the help you need sooner. They currently have a number of ebooks available for kindle or other electronic formats. These offer step by step instructions for intensive 30 day training. This includes understanding service dogs coverage under the ADA. After that you can move on to specific training for whatever disability you have: PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Depression and more. These e-books are available for about $10 each from Amazon. You can view a sample of it there. 

They also have an online school course. You work your way through basic foundation skills then move on to the task that can be customized to the a number  of types of disabilities.  Scholarships are available.

Future support is available through their facebook group where you can talk about all aspects of training, working and living with your service dog.

Check it out if you are thinking a service dog could help you be independent!

LINC has three offices to serve you. www.lincidaho.org

1182 Eastland Drive North
Suite C
Twin Falls ID 83301
(208) 733-1712 VOICE
(208) 733-7711 TDD

1878 West Overland Road
Boise ID 83705
(208) 336-3335 VOICE
(208) 336-3335 TDD
(208) 384-5037 FAX

4110 Eaton Avenue
Caldwell ID 83605
(208) 454-5511 VOICE
(208) 454-5511 TDD
(208) 454-5515 FAX