Service Dog Training Bakersfield, Ca

Empowering Lives: Service Dog Training at Elevated Canine Bakersfield

Service dogs are more than pets—they’re partners who empower individuals with disabilities to lead more independent lives. At Elevated Canine Bakersfield, we are deeply committed to the training and preparation of these extraordinary dogs. Our comprehensive service dog training program equips dogs with the skills they need to assist their handlers reliably and effectively.

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Understanding Service Dogs

Service dogs are specially trained to perform tasks that mitigate the effects of an individual’s disability. This may include guiding visually impaired people, alerting individuals who are hard of hearing to specific sounds, pulling a wheelchair, reminding a person to take prescribed medications, calming a person with PTSD during an anxiety attack, or detecting the onset of medical conditions like seizures.

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Our Service Dog Training Program

Our service dog training program is designed to cover a broad range of skills, including:

1. Basic and Advanced Obedience: Service dogs need to have impeccable manners and respond reliably to commands. We start with basic obedience training and progress to more advanced commands, ensuring that your dog can follow instructions accurately in any situation.

2. Task Training: Depending on the needs of the handler, we train service dogs to perform specific tasks. This could range from fetching objects, pushing buttons, alerting to changes in blood sugar or an impending seizure, to providing deep pressure therapy for individuals with PTSD or anxiety disorders.

3. Public Access Training: Service dogs accompany their handlers everywhere, which means they need to behave impeccably in public. We train service dogs to remain calm and composed in a variety of public settings, ignoring distractions and focusing solely on their handler and their tasks.

4. Customized Training: Every handler is unique, and so are their needs. We work closely with handlers to understand their specific needs and customize the training accordingly.

The Impact of Service Dogs

The impact a service dog can have on an individual’s life is immeasurable. They provide independence, security, companionship, and often a new lease on life to their handlers. They aren’t just pets—they’re lifelines, friends, and tireless supporters.

At Elevated Canine Bakersfield, we are honored to be part of this incredible journey. Our experienced trainers use proven techniques and a deep understanding of dog behavior to train dependable, skilled service dogs. Our goal is not just to train dogs, but to empower lives and bring about meaningful change.