Training Programs

Pinky’s offers several training programs – from puppy basic obedience and potty training to behavior modification for abused rescue dogs, aggression, fears and separation anxiety. We also train your dog to become a Service Dog or a Therapy Dog.

Behavior Modification & Obedience Training

While other dog trainers are trying to sell you a six week course over the phone, we understand that in order to give you and your furry friend the best possible training – we need to meet you face to face. Every dog is different and therefore every dog learns differently.

That’s why Pinky’s Dog Training LLC offers 100% FREE/ NO OBLIGATION canine evaluations and client consultations right from the comfort of your home!

A Pinky’s Professional will come to your home and evaluate your dog based on breed, age, demeanor, attitude, attention, and a number of other behavioral components. Afterwards, the trainer will sit down with you to discuss your goals and needs in regards to your dog. Then, right there on the spot, the trainer will create a customized training program tailored exactly to your dog’s needs. This type of customized and tailored program allows for optimal results in the shortest amount of time!

Don’t like what we have to offer? No problem! Take the information we give you and you owe us absolutely nothing!

Service Dog & Therapy Dog Training

We also offer training specialty programs with certifications for Therapy Dogs or Service Dogs. We first have to evaluate each dog before training to determine the dog’s capability of becoming a Service or Therapy Dog. As with all our Training Programs, this initial evaluation is 100% FREE/ NO OBLIGATION right from the comfort of your home!

To eliminate any confusion regarding the difference between a Service Dog and a Therapy Dog, the following are definitions posted by Wikipedia:

1- “A Service Dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities including visual difficulties, hearing impairments, mental illness, seizures, diabetes, autism, and more. By definition, a service dog is a dog that is individually trained to perform tasks that mitigate the disability of the dog’s owner. Since each person experiences a disability differently and therefore has different needs for assistance, each dog is to some extent custom-trained for the individual it will help. For example, a dog meant to assist a person in a wheelchair might be taught to pick up dropped items, open and close doors, and turn on and off lights. A dog trained to assist a person who cannot see well might be taught to avoid obstacles.”

The Americans with Disabilities Act states that:

Service Animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.’

2- “A Therapy Dog is a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with learning difficulties. Therapy dogs are not trained to assist specific individuals and do not qualify as Service Dogs under the Americans with Disabilities Act.Institutions may invite, limit, or prohibit access by Therapy Dogs. If allowed, many institutions have rigorous requirements for Therapy Dogs. Special training helps to ensure that a dog can handle sudden loud or strange noises; can walk on assorted unfamiliar surfaces comfortably; is not frightened by people with canes, wheelchairs, or unusual styles of walking or moving; get along well with children and with the elderly; and so on.”

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