Our Service Dog Trainers will review your application and reply via email with the application status.
Please note that while the applicant may have a qualifying disability, our program parameters and constraints may not support your application. Our specialized program works with applicants experiencing severe to profound disabilities. We do not approve applicants who are experiencing mild to moderate or temporary disabilities.
Please answer the application questions to the best of your knowledge and provide accurate and current information.
If you are unsure about the type of service dog you may need or the task our service dogs are trained in, please read more about our Service Dog Program.
Service Dog Program
Appalachian Dog Training LLC has a specialized golden retriever breeding program that consistently produces actively working service dogs. When producing a service dog of excellence, we are selecting for superior health and sound temperament to meet the demands of a service dog’s working life.
Our service dogs complete training that spans 1 to 2 years and thousands of individualized training sessions. Training programs include Puppy Head Start, On Leash, Off Leash, public access, task training, and at completion, delivery training.
While owner-training or purchasing your own puppy can be considered a low cost option to obtaining a service dog, it statistically has a success rate of about 10%. This means that your investment costs of the puppy and your time face a 90% failure rate.
Having a washed service dog is expensive, emotionally upsetting, and may affect your opportunity to get a working service dog in the future. When you get a service dog from Appalachian Dog Training, LLC, you know your investment is guaranteed.
We do not accept pets or existing dogs into service dog program because we cannot guarantee another dog's health or temperament, but they are welcome and encouraged to attend our immersive Board and Train program or Private Training classes. Puppy Head Start, On Leash and Off Leash will provide you with a great level of communication and ease of handling with valuable obedience training for your pet.