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What is a Service Dog

The Americans with Disabilities Act defines service dogs as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. There are many different types of disability and the dog must be trained specific to that disability. 

Training dogs that work to assist disabled individuals in their daily life is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more to it than that. As well as training the animals themselves, you need to have a deep understanding of disability and how it works, and you need to train the human too! The dog and the human form a team that needs to know how to work together.

There is so much detail that goes into training but keep in mind that only 70% of dogs that begin training are deemed unsuitable for the task. This is why at Crystal Bay  each and every puppy is raised with the the exact same purpose in mind; to be a well grounded, stable, confident puppy.

What is a Emotional Support Dog

This is very different from a Service Dog. Service Dogs are trained for a specific disability.

ESA provide you with comfort and relief from stress, anxiety, depression, and other emotional problems.  Keep in mind, ESA are not Service Dogs and do not receive the same accommodations as service dogs. 

The first 12 weeks of a puppy's life are incredibly important. Ultimately all puppies need a job. Whether a Service dog, ESA, Performance , Show are a family companion, we begin training for each and every puppy with the same outcome. Using Neurological Stimulation from 3 days old and all the Puppy Culture protocols, we set the foundation for a successful puppy. 

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