What Is Handler Training?
Handler Training is where the disabled party learns how to work with their service dog, as a team. This generally takes 14 days, with training every day. This is when the dog learns to respond to the commands of the handler, and when the handler learns how to reinforce the training that the dog has already received.
We have a lifelong commitment to each recipient and each dog that we place. Once you and your dog have graduated we maintain contact to ensure that your dog’s training and assistance remains intact, that the dog remains healthy and happy, and that the dog is improving your quality of life.
Here’s Jean, talking to us about her Little Angels journey, and how much she loved her Handler Training experience.