Cali Pals Service Dog Plan
Qualifying for a Service Dog:
By law in order to "Qualify" for a Service Dog you have to be diagnosed with a Disability that a Service Dog can assist you with. Cali Pals requires a doctors note stating that you would benefit from having a Service Dog for your disability.
How we work:
If you are interested in Cali Pals training a Service Dog for you, you must contact us at [email protected] We will then begin the process of having you fill out our application and schedule a time to meet with you in person. Once we have met and we feel you would be a good fit for one of our Service Dogs we would then ask that you place a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot on our next litters list.
Once you are on our next litters list you would have one of the top choices of the litter. As our Service Dogs are always chosen first and then we allow the pet families to choose from there. We test each puppy at 6 weeks old and choose which puppies would best fit a Service Dog role. Once we have chosen the puppy that you would like to move forward with then we can add training onto that. The puppy itself is $2,000, once the puppy turns 6 weeks old this $2,000 is due. Once paid funds are non-refundable.
If you have decided to have Cali Pals train your puppy to be a Service Dog we then begin training at 8 weeks old when $1500 is due. This $1500 pays for the training of your puppy with one of Cali Pals trainers for 30 days. Once the 30 days is up we would have you come out and evaluated your puppy, you then can decide if you would like to continue training or take your puppy home. If you decide to have your puppy stay in training another month then you would pay for the next 30 days ($1500). So on and so forth.
All funds paid to Cali Pals are then non-refundable.
Please check with Cali Pals for their availability.
Duration of training:
Cali Pals usually recommends you do 3 months of training with your puppy living with one of Cali Pals trainers (this does not include the first 2 months when the puppy is still with it's litter mates and mama), especially for Service Dog work. This gives the puppy a solid foundation for becoming a Service Dog. But it also gives you and your puppy an opportunity to properly bond. Cali Pals does not recommend more then 8 months of training with us, our doodles bond very strongly after that and the transition to your home would be very difficult.
Months #4 and beyond:
Perfecting all months above.
Starts going on longer outings such as malls, day trips, vacations, and Disneyland!
Listed below are the different Disabilities that we train Service Dogs for. Please feel free to contact us if you have a different disability that is not listed.
A service dog can provide increase in mobility and socialization for the family as well as the child. In most cases the dog accompanies the child at all times. The presence of the dog calms the child, reduces emotional out bursts and serves as a positive social link for the child in the home and community. Each dog is tailored to the unique needs of the child.
We only accept the best of the best as Autism Dogs. If the dog is to work with a child the dog needs to have a certain temperament that you don't come by everyday. The dogs that Cali Pals chooses as Autism Dogs are trained to heel perfectly next to the child. This helps the child in many ways, the child is more content with walking in public on their own, they are more confident because they have their best friend right by there side, and it helps keep the child with his/her parents. We train our dogs to watch the parents for instruction; they naturally learn that the child is in their care and that they must gently keep the child in line.
To begin the process of obtaining a service dog please contact us at [email protected]
*Attention, please only contact us for a Service Dog if you have a Disability! It is extremely illegal to take a dog out into public if you do not have a disability and we DO NOT support it!
Please learn the law!
Here are some fun photos of Service Dogs trained by Cali Pals!