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Leroy has Service-Mobility Assistance Dogs! Each dog is Public Access tested and goes through an extensive socialization and obedience regiment. Our Service Dogs follow wheel-chairs, open doors, turn on and off light switches, pick up dropped items, and dial Dog 911. Leroy’s dogs are kind, intelligent, and live to please!
What I look for in a dog to train as a Mobility Assist Service Dog
The first attribute of a dog who makes it into my program is simple eye contact. When I work with dogs at this level, eye contact is everything. If a dog does this naturally, I know he is asking me how he can please me. This means the dog is coachable. The second attribute is a quiet mind. Border Collies think all the time but the ABCA Border Collies are bred with intelligence as a priority. This makes them receptive to information versus being reactionary to situations. Finally, is the dog having fun during training or is the occupation a chore? Not all dogs take to Service Dog work. That’s ok!
Elvin loves his training! He keeps eye contact to check in with me when he isn’t sure, and his quiet ABCA bred mind allows him to work through high stress situations. Elvin will make a solid Mobility Assist Service Dog.
Elvin is 1 year old. He has a quiet temperament and very intelligent mind. Elvin has a solid obedience handle. He matches his pace to the handler’s and is very polite. Elvin has been in elevators, down-town major cities, and restaurants. He continues his intense socialization training. He will be certified as a Therapy Dog through Therapy Dogs International and will be an AKC certified Good Citizen before his Service Dog Technical Training.
Current Price: $3500.00 (Includes TDI and AKC certifications)
Current Training Includes:
Verbal Commands: Lie-Down, Recall, Imbedded Stay, Place, Behind
Silent Hand Signals: Lie-Down, Recall, Imbedded Stay, Place, Behind
Finished Mobility Assist Service Dog Price: $8500.00
Commands: Switch, Pick, Door, Nine
Elvin is beginning his technical training. He will be able to track a wheel-chair, turn light switches on and off, pick up dropped items, open doors, and dial Dog 911.