TASK-9 is a not for profit canine training center dedicated to:
Canine training to enhance the human-canine bond
Therapy & Service Dog training and certification
Canine assisted psychological services through assessment, counseling and teaching
Education regarding various types of disabilities and the role of Therapy and Service Dogs as a positive intervention
Why Canine Training? Humans and canines have lived together for over 100,000 years. We are bonded with dogs, and they to us, like no other animal. TASK seeks to enhance this human-canine bond through canine (and human) training. Well trained dogs are less likely to end up as a frustration to their owners, aggressive, or at the pound where they are often euthanized. Fifteen minutes of training a day can help canines become well mannered member of the family who is a delight to their owners and a companion for life.
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What is the "AKC Canine Good Citizen" Award?
The American Kennel Club (AKC) designates the "Canine Good Citizen" award to dogs (and their handlers) who are well trained and good mannered dogs. These dogs are a delight to their owners! As an AKC Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluation facility, we can both train and evaluate your dog. The CGC is the first step towards Therapy Dog and Service Dog registration. CGC certification is an honor and shows that you have worked hard with your well mannered canine best friend. We also belong to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
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What is a Therapy Dog?
Therapy Dog refers to a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, psychiatric centers, schools, and stressful situations such as disaster areas. The physical & emotional benefits of these dogs have been well documented. (Deltasociety.org)
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What is a Service Dog?
A Service Dog is a type of Assistance Dog that is specially trained to assist a person who has a physical or psychological disability. Types of Service dogs include…
Seizure Response Dogs
Mobility Assistance Dogs
A Psychiatric Service Dog is a dog individually trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual disabled by mental illness.