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Excelon is a private, by-reservation dog care and training studio. At my place, I cater to dogs and their people with private and group training.
Family owned & located outside of Shelton
My clients come from near and far: all around the beautiful South Puget Sound area!!
My service area is Mason and Thurston County.
Olympia, Shelton, Tumwater, Union, Hoodsport, Lacey, Rochester and Tenino area
General Outlook-Service Dog Training
You can train your dog to be your own service dog. This is called Owner trained. My role is to help you train your own dog to your expectations. Please read below how I will help you and your dog reach your goals.
General Outlook For Excelon Service Dog Training Program
This dog and handler training program is to create an ideal strong human-dog bond and controlled animal that serves his disabled handler with assistance. Excelon Service Dog Training Program prepares the dog for the public challenges he/she will face as a working service/assistance animal with his/her handler. The dog is prepared to work with the handler in a variety of environments that extend beyond the home.
Dog and handler general outlook is a confident team that is not phased by public distractions. Nor does the dog pose to be a nuisance, threat or disturbance to others in public common shared space. While the team are out and about the handler demonstrates the ability to control the dog with obedience and on a lead at all times.
In addition to public access, socialization and general obedience control training the dog is trained to assist the single handler with specific task training. This portion of the training is personal to the handler. The dog is trained skills to proficiently assist his/her handler for independence. The dog is intelligent and responsive to the handler’s voice commands regardless of the situation. Service dogs are trained to react to the needs of the disabled handler without voice commands in specific situations should the need arise.
Public etiquette and handler role: You have the right to train a dog to serve you. Educate the public and people as needed on how to treat your service dog while he/she is working. In general your dog is working and it is best that you do not allow your dog to become distracted. Strangers do not pet. Do not distract. The public will make mistakes and you will learn how to deal with them. If you choose to allow your service dog to interact with strangers you must be clear to your dog when the interaction may begin and ends.
Your role is to gain the ability to control your dog regardless of the situation. Your dog is trained and working for you to assist you. Your dog must be responsive to your voice commands and task training. You and your dog must be sure to keep your trained skills sharp with ongoing training for the life or your service animal. This includes obedience, manners, socialization, grooming, medical care, appearance and physical condition of your dog. It is your duty to retire your animal if he/she becomes ill and can no longer physically or mentally perform his general and specialized task training for you.
General Outlook Service Dog Training For The Owner
to get started Training your dog
The difference between a Service Dog, Emotional Support Dog and Therapy Dog
Service Dogs (SD)
A person must be legally disabled and their dog must perform a task for them. The handler has public access rights with a Service Dog and they are protected under Federal ADA Law, and are allowed access to public property with their Service Dog.
Emotional Support Dogs (ESA)
A person must have a note from a licensed mental health professional in order to legally have an ESA dog. These dogs provide an increased comfort level for their owner, particularly in social situations. These dogs do not have ADA public access rights but they are allowed to fly with their owners and qualify for no-pet housing.
Therapy Dogs (TD)
A trained dog that meets the needs of others such as; visiting nursing homes, hospitals, schools, etc while doing pet therapy work. The handlers do not have ADA public access rights with Therapy Dogs and must have permission from an establishment to enter.