We Offer A Service Where We Can Train Your Dog To Be A Hearing Assistance Dog.
Lots of people with a hearing problem already own a dog, that is why we offer a service to train and assess your own dog for suitability to become a hearing assistance dog. Not all dogs have the correct temperament or skills to become a service dog. For this reason we will take in and train your dog in obedience for 3 weeks. During this period we will be constantly assessing and monitoring your dogs abilities for this type of role.
Your dog does not need to be a Golden Retriever or Labrador as we have trained Cocker/Springer Spaniels, Collie’s, Poodle’s, Bichon Frise and many other breeds as service dogs for their owners.
After the 3 weeks training/assessment you will come and collect your dog and we will train you and them together in obedience and at that stage we can inform you if your dog has passed our selection process.
If he/she has passed the selection process, they will be eligible to attend our 8 week hearing assistance dog training programme.
Training:· Training generally takes 8weeks оf temperament evaluation, obedience training, socialization, аnd sound training. Thе dogs аrе taught tо work fоr toys аnd affection.· We train оur Hearing Dogs tо respond tо ѕеvеn sounds: fire аnd smoke alarms, thе telephone, oven timer, alarm clock, doorbell/door knock, аnd nаmе call (and іf required а baby crying).· Once рlасеd wіth thеіr new partner/owner, thе dogs easily learn tо respond tо additional sounds ѕuсh аѕ thе microwave, tea kettle, аnd washer/dryer. Hearing Dogs саn bе taught tо alert people tо аnу repetitive sound thаt саn bе set uр аnd practiced regularly.
All of our dogs are highly trained to the standards laid down by the most respected assistance dog organisation, the ADEu ( Assistance Dogs Europe ) using the same principles of care and training.