Getting Ready Series
Getting Ready I. How to Get a Service Dog
A Guide for Persons with Disabilities who are considering getting a Service Dog. It is also THE guide for someone who already has a dog and is considering using that dog for service work.
Getting Ready II. Getting Ready for a Service Dog
A Guide for Persons with Disabilities who are in the process of getting a Service Dog to prepare their lives for a Service Dog.
“Selection” is discussed in I. Getting Ready: How to Get a Service Dog class #7. If you let this class help you when you start looking for a dog or puppy, you will save yourself a lot of time and running around, and maybe save yourself from some mistakes.
If you are in the selection process, or have applied for a dog from a provider organization, II. Getting Ready is the class for you to take. Each area of your life is explored, in terms of adjustments you will need to make for a service dog. Equipment, budgeting, exercise, all are discussed in terms of getting your life ready for a service dog.
The third in this series should be started when you bring your service dog home. Now we will see how well you prepared, and what more is needed to make having a service dog in your life a smooth fit.
Who should attend?
- Persons with disabilities considering getting a service dog, or waiting for a service dog who want to be prepared, or are bringing home a service dog and want support and guidance.
This series of three courses acts a guide through the sometimes-confusing landscape of service dog ownership.
These courses are taught by Myra Fourwinds of Dog Services. Myra has developed this curriculum as a bridge to aid people in moving down the road from thinking of getting a service dog, through the steps needed to prepare for a service dog in one’s life, to adjusting when a service dog arrives. This curriculum has been successful for people with a variety of disabilities over a period of the last ten years, and Myra is happy to be able to share this information more broadly.