Do You Train Out-of-State Service Dogs?

Do You Train Out-of-State Service Dogs?

FAQ: Do You Train Out-of-State Service Dogs?

Yes, we train out-of-state dogs quite regularly. Total K9 Focus works with service dog owners in all parts of the country. We haven’t had an international service dog yet, but we could do that too. We can deliver many of our programs worldwide. Non-local dogs are usually in our Board and Train Puppy Service Dog program.

We can adjust our service dog training programs to fit most situations. If you don’t live in California, plan to visit us for hands-on, in-person sessions throughout the process. In such a scenario, plan for a 3-4 day stays at a local hotel at the training’s 6-month, 9-month, 12-month, and 15-month mark. Pet-friendly hotels are close by. Your dog is not considered a service dog during training, so pet-friendly places are important during this time. These visits are your opportunity to train your service dog with us. It is important for making you a successful team.

Your Participation While Training Your Service Dogs

You get to spend a lot of time with your dog during each visit. It will be with you during your entire stay. We will meet 1-2 times daily for 1-3 hours each. This allows you to become familiar and comfortable and practice public access and tasking by yourself and with our guidance. This is your chance to participate in training your service dog.

This schedule is not rigid; we are flexible. These visits need to happen around those timeframes, but a few weeks sooner or later is never a problem.

If you are local, these visits change to home visits for 2-3 weeks each time. If you’re remote, these are the minimum requirements. However, if you are able and willing to come out more often or for longer, even better. We are trying to keep it manageable for our out-of-state clients but welcome additional participation while training your dog.

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Services and Area

We are located in Southern California and train service dogs nationwide. Hence, Total K9 Focus currently offers local service dog training in several areas. Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County. In addition, we offer our service dog board and train program and all virtual training services nationwide.

Are you looking to get your own service dog? You came to the right place! We are experienced service dog trainers. Consequently, we can help you with any service dog request. For many of our clients, we train a service dog from puppyhood. However, we also evaluate the service dog potential of existing pets or rescue dogs. Our flagship product is our board and train program. In addition, we offer owner-trained service dog support. Further, provide virtual service dog training worldwide.

Further, we can add tasks to an existing service dog you already have. Or help you solve a tasking, training, or behavioral challenge you may face with your current service dog. We offer several service dog financing options to make it possible for you. We recommend you start by reading our article on what makes a good service dog. Next, review the Service Dog Consultation page to understand the high-level process. Finally, once you're ready to move forward, please use our service dog contact form to schedule your free consultation.