Aspen Service Dogs Programs
Fully Trained Service Dog Program
If you have a medical requirement where you would benefit from a service dog, Aspen Service Dogs can train one for you.
Once you’ve been matched with your service dog, we provide 2 weeks of Team Training. Week 1 involves training at our school and Week 2 involves training within your environment. We then apply to the Government of Alberta for a Service Dog Identification Card for a Qualified Service Dog Team and transfer ownership of the dog to you.
We provide aftercare during the lifetime of the service dog.
Owner Trained Service Dog Program
If you have a medical requirement where you would benefit from a service dog, whether you already have a dog or would like us to help you find a suitable dog for training, Aspen Service Dogs can help.
Aspen Service Dogs will work with you and your dog is ready for Government Certificate which occurs when the dog is approximately 24 months old. During this time period, we will lend you our Aspen Service Dog Training jacket, along with an Aspen Service Dog ID Card. We will also provide you with our Puppy Training Manual and access to our private Facebook Puppy Raising Group, which is a great training tool and support group. There will be in person and group training classes.
At the end of the process we will do final assessment and then apply to the Government of Alberta for the service dog team ID Card along with our Aspen Service Dog Jacket which will be valid for the entire life of the service dog. We also provide follow up classes during the lifetime of the service dog.
Types of Service Dogs
Mobility Service Dogs
For persons with limited or restricted ability to move, these dogs are for greater independence and quality of life.
Autism Service Dogs
Autism Service Dogs are trained to provide support, companionship, safety, and assurance to human partners and their families.
PTSD Service Dogs
PTSD Service Dogs are highly attuned and trained to arrest, deter, or negate certain behaviours in their human partner.
Facility Service Dogs
Facility Service Dogs have basic obedience training in addition to commands specific to the needs of the organization.