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PSD programs & help for PSD owner-trainers

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Barked: Mon Sep 26, '11 5:48pm PST 
This is a reformatted list of the programs listed at http://www.dogster.com/forums/Service_and_Therapy_Dogs/thread/601425 with a few programs added. Also noted is if a program offers any kind of services to owner-trainers (group classes, private lessons, etc.)

I'll try to keep this list updated with additions and corrections as they are posted.

Edit 9/26/2011: split list into two parts
Edit 9/27/2011: trying to fix duplication


ALASKA

Alaska Assistance Dogs
URL: http://www.alaskaassistancedogs.org
Location: Wasilla, AK
Notes: serves Alaska only

ARIZONA

Handi-Dogs
URL: http://www.handi-dogs.org
Location: Tucson, AZ
Cost: application fee $35; approx. training cost $1,200-$2,000
Notes: OT only

CALIFORNIA

California Canine Academy Assistance Dogs
URL: http://www.californiacanine.org/assistance_dogs.htm
Location: Merced, CA
Cost: application fee $25; dog $2,700

Discovery Dogs
URL: http://www.discoverydogs.org
Location: Roseville, CA
Cost: application fee $75; "as much as able" towards costs of training dog
Notes: OT support available; serves clients within 1 hour of Sacramento, CA

Four Paws for Vets / St. Francis Pet Education and Training Center
URL: http://www.fourpawsforvets.net
Location: Fair Oaks, CA
Notes: PTSD dogs for veterans; OT support available

Pro-Train Personalized Dog Training
URL: http://www.protraindog.com/Service-Dogs-San-Diego.html
Location: Vista, CA
Notes: OT support available

Tender Loving Canines (ADI)
URL: http:// http://www.tenderlovingcanines.org
Location: San Diego, CA
Notes: serves San Diego county only

COLORADO

Colorado Service Dogs
URL: http://www.coservicedogs.com
Location: Strasburg, CO
Cost: $7,000-$15,000
Notes: serves metro Denver area only

Denver Dog Works
URL: http://www.denverdogworks.com/service-dog-training-denver-dog-works. html
Location: Denver, CO
Notes: according to their website, in most cases they select a dog for you and then help you OT it

Freedom Service Dogs (ADI)
URL: http://www.freedomservicedogs.org
Location: Englewood, CO
Notes: PSDs for veterans

CONNECTICUT

My Better Half Dog Training
URL: http://www.facebook.com/betterhalfdog
Location: New Britain, CT

North Star Dogs
URL: http://www.northstardogs.com
Location: Storr, CT
Notes: children only

FLORIDA

Florida Service Dogs
URL: http://www.floridaservicedogs.net
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Notes: OT support available

Wag! Service Dogs
URL: http://www.wagservicedogs.com
Location: Panama City, FL
Cost: $750-$2,500
Notes: specializes in PSDs

GEORGIA

Canine Assistants
URL: http://www.canineassistants.org
Location: Milton, GA
Notes: scholarships available

HAWAII

Balanced Obedience Dog Training
URL: http://www.balancedobedience.com/service_and_emotional_support_dog_t raining
Location: Honolulu, HI
Cost: $499 after completion of obedience training program
Notes: OT support only

Blue Nose Mafia
URL: http://www.bluenosemafiaservicedogs.com
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Location: San Diego, CA
Notes: serves San Diego county only

COLORADO

Colorado Service Dogs
URL: http://www.coservicedogs.com
Location: Strasburg, CO
Cost: $7,000-$15,000
Notes: serves metro Denver area only

Denver Dog Works
URL: http://www.denverdogworks.com/service-dog-training-denver-dog-works. html
Location: Denver, CO
Notes: according to their website, in most cases they select a dog for you and then help you OT it

Freedom Service Dogs (ADI)
URL: http://www.freedomservicedogs.org
Location: Englewood, CO
Notes: PSDs for veterans

CONNECTICUT

My Better Half Dog Training
URL: http://www.facebook.com/betterhalfdog
Location: New Britain, CT

North Star Dogs
URL: http://www.northstardogs.com
Location: Storr, CT
Notes: children only

FLORIDA

Florida Service Dogs
URL: http://www.floridaservicedogs.net
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Notes: OT support available

Wag! Service Dogs
URL: http://www.wagservicedogs.com
Location: Panama City, FL
Cost: $750-$2,500
Notes: specializes in PSDs

GEORGIA

Canine Assistants
URL: http://www.canineassistants.org
Location: Milton, GA
Notes: scholarships available

HAWAII

Balanced Obedience Dog Training
URL: http://www.balancedobedience.com/service_and_emotional_support_dog_t raining
Location: Honolulu, HI
Cost: $499 after completion of obedience training program
Notes: OT support only

Blue Nose Mafia
URL: http://www.bluenosemafiaservicedogs.com
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Location: San Diego, CA
Notes: serves San Diego county only

COLORADO

Colorado Service Dogs
URL: http://www.coservicedogs.com
Location: Strasburg, CO
Cost: $7,000-$15,000
Notes: serves metro Denver area only

Denver Dog Works
URL: http://www.denverdogworks.com/service-dog-training-denver-dog-works. html
Location: Denver, CO
Notes: according to their website, in most cases they select a dog for you and then help you OT it

Freedom Service Dogs (ADI)
URL: http://www.freedomservicedogs.org
Location: Englewood, CO
Notes: PSDs for veterans

CONNECTICUT

My Better Half Dog Training
URL: http://www.facebook.com/betterhalfdog
Location: New Britain, CT

North Star Dogs
URL: http://www.northstardogs.com
Location: Storr, CT
Notes: children only

FLORIDA

Florida Service Dogs
URL: http://www.floridaservicedogs.net
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Notes: OT support available

Wag! Service Dogs
URL: http://www.wagservicedogs.com
Location: Panama City, FL
Cost: $750-$2,500
Notes: specializes in PSDs

GEORGIA

Canine Assistants
URL: http://www.canineassistants.org
Location: Milton, GA
Notes: scholarships available

HAWAII

Balanced Obedience Dog Training
URL: http://www.balancedobedience.com/service_and_emotional_support_dog_t raining
Location: Honolulu, HI
Cost: $499 after completion of obedience training program
Notes: OT support only

Blue Nose Mafia
URL: http://www.bluenosemafiaservicedogs.com
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http://www.tenderlovingcanines.org
Location: San Diego, CA
Notes: serves San Diego county only

COLORADO

Colorado Service Dogs
URL: http://www.coservicedogs.com
Location: Strasburg, CO
Cost: $7,000-$15,000
Notes: serves metro Denver area only

Denver Dog Works
URL: http://www.denverdogworks.com/service-dog-training-denver-dog-works. html
Location: Denver, CO
Notes: according to their website, in most cases they select a dog for you and then help you OT it

Freedom Service Dogs (ADI)
URL: http://www.freedomservicedogs.org
Location: Englewood, CO
Notes: PSDs for veterans

CONNECTICUT

My Better Half Dog Training
URL: http://www.facebook.com/betterhalfdog
Location: New Britain, CT

North Star Dogs
URL: http://www.northstardogs.com
Location: Storr, CT
Notes: children only

FLORIDA

Florida Service Dogs
URL: http://www.floridaservicedogs.net
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Notes: OT support available

Wag! Service Dogs
URL: http://www.wagservicedogs.com
Location: Panama City, FL
Cost: $750-$2,500
Notes: specializes in PSDs

GEORGIA

Canine Assistants
URL: http://www.canineassistants.org
Location: Milton, GA
Notes: scholarships available

HAWAII

Balanced Obedience Dog Training
URL: http://www.balancedobedience.com/service_and_emotional_support_dog_t raining
Location: Honolulu, HI
Cost: $499 after completion of obedience training program
Notes: OT support only

Blue Nose Mafia
URL: http://www.bluenosemafiaservicedogs.com
Location: Waipahu, HI
Notes: please read warning

Edited by author Tue Sep 27, '11 11:45am PST

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Happy

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Barked: Mon Sep 26, '11 7:26pm PST 
Massive thanks for this. I've been looking for a program for a friend of mine. Hopefully finding one that cross trains for mobility as well as Psych dogs and this should be a great help. The digging through the other thread was more than I could manage at the moment.
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U

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Barked: Mon Sep 26, '11 7:47pm PST 
Second part of the list.


NEW MEXICO

Assistance Dogs of the West (ADI)
URL: http://www.assistancedogsofthewest.org
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Cost: $3,500
Notes: primarily serves SW US

Laughing Eyes Kennels
URL: http://www.lekennels.org
Location: Nogal, NM
Notes: OT support available

Paws and Stripes
URL: http://www.pawsandstripes.org
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Cost: dog is free whenever possible
Notes: PTSD dogs for veterans

NEW YORK

Canine Helpers for the Handicapped
URL: http://www.caninehelpers.org
Location: Lockport, NY
Cost: application fee $150; dog $15,000
Notes: please read warning

NORTH DAKOTA

Great Plains Assistance Dogs / Service Dogs for America (ADI)
URL: http://www.servicedogsforamerica.com
Location: Jud, ND
Cost: sliding scale

OHIO

Circle Tail
URL: http://www.circletail.org
Location: Pleasant Plain, OH
Cost: application fee $25; dog is free
Notes: serves Cincinnati area only

OREGON

Paws to Freedom
URL: http://www.pawstofreedom.com
Location: Portland, OR
Notes: OT support available

PENNSYLVANIA

Susquehanna Service Dogs
URL: http://www.keystonehumanservices.org/susquehanna-service-dogs
Lo cation: Harrisburg, PA
Cost: $5,000
Notes: scholarships available

UTAH

Gateway Service Dogs
URL: none
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Notes: possibly out of business

WASHINGTON STATE

Brigadoon Service Dogs
URL: http://www.brigadoondogs.com
Location: Bellingham, WA
Cost: $7,500

Pawsabilities Service Dog Program
URL: http://www.pawsabilities.com/education/programs/service_dog.html
Location: Fife, WA
Cost: $1,100 from puppyhood, $900 for adult
Notes: OT only; any disability accepted

WISCONSIN

Active Dogs Academy Service Dog Foundation
URL: http://www.servicedogsupply.com
Location: Weyerhaeuser, WI
Notes: unclear from their website if they train PSDs

Compassionate Paws
URL: http://www.compassionatepaws.org
Location: Wautoma, WI
Notes: children only; primarily trains autism dogs

Sunshine Service Dogs
URL: http://www.sunshineservicedogsinc.org
Location: Luck, WI
Notes: please read warning

CANADA

Crossroads Canine Academy
URL: http://www.crossroadscanineacademy.ca/Service-Dogs.html
Locatio n: Tecumseh, ON
Notes: OT only

Diamonds in the Ruff Medical Dogs
URL: none
Location: Sharon, ON or East Gwillimbury, ON
Notes: possibly out of business

Encouraging Paws Service Dogs
URL: http://www.encouragingpaws.com
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U

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Barked: Mon Sep 26, '11 8:01pm PST 
I give up! For some reason Dogster posts the first part of the list almost to the end then starts over in the middle again (Colorado). The problem is definitely with Dogster and not on my end. Does anyone know a workaround for this? I am so sad to have the list messed up. frown
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U

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Barked: Tue Sep 27, '11 11:40am PST 
M states


MAINE

Mutts With a Mission
URL: http://www.muttswithamission.com
Location: North Berwick, ME
Cost: application fee $25; dog $500-$1000
Notes: serves primarily veterans but some civilians as well

Tail Waggin' Training Center
URL: http://www.tailwaggin.net
Location: Levant, ME
Notes: OT support available

MASSACHUSETTS

Maplewood Assistance Partners
URL: http://www.maplewooddog.com/MAP/MAPServiceDogs.htm
Location: Foxboro, MA
Cost: program-trained $5,000; OT $3,000
Notes: OT support available

MICHIGAN

Gracie's K-9 Helpers
Contact: teamtraceytuvok@gmail.com
Location: Clawson, MI
Notes: OT support only. "We work with owner trainers to train their own dogs as SD and offer private lessons, SD evaluation, help pick appropriate SD candidates, do puppy testing, CGC testing and offer the PAT/certification options. We help you to train PSD, wheelchair assistants and mobility dogs. We are certified to train service dogs in Michigan and have over 25 years of experience training many breeds of dogs to do many things."

Sterling Service Dogs
URL: http://www.sterlingservicedogs.org
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Notes: OT support available
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Barked: Tue Sep 27, '11 8:27pm PST 
Thank you! Do you have any other "M states" listed? Minnesota, by chance?

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U

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Barked: Tue Sep 27, '11 8:41pm PST 
Argh ... turns out Missouri got eaten, but there is no Minnesota, sorry frown.

I am so not happy with Dogster today. frownfrownfrown


MISSOURI

American Service Dog Association
URL: http://www.americanservicedog.com
Location: St. Louis, MO

Canine Specialty Training
URL: http://www.servicedogsrus.org/canine_specialty.htm
Location: Independence, MO

Support Dogs (ADI)
URL: http://www.supportdogs.org
Location: St Louis, MO
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Barked: Wed Sep 28, '11 8:05am PST 
No worries!

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U

I miss you, U
 
 
Barked: Wed Sep 28, '11 8:23am PST 
I've also found some more programs here:

http://www.deltasociety.org/Page.aspx?pid=452

That page has separate categories for "Psychiatric Support" and "PTSD" dogs. Also please note, search by state doesn't seem to work (I kept getting all programs regardless of which state I entered).
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Peekaboo

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Barked: Wed Sep 28, '11 9:57am PST 
NoNameYet, the search is for programs that serve your state. If a program is national or serves more than one state, it will show up regardless of where the program is actually located at.
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