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Training & Standards

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Dogs

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About Our Training
About Our Training

Our Dogs Go Through Vigorous Training

We train our service dogs to follow commands, and respond to the needs of their human partner.

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What It Takes To Become A “Team”.

At a minimum, the candidate and service dog-in-training train and pass basic obedience. (Members of the CVSDU are encouraged and given the opportunity to train and pass advanced obedience with their service dog).

The candidate and service dog-in-training successfully complete public access training.

The candidate and service dog-in-training successfully pass the “BC Guide Dog and Service Dog Assessment”

Once a team (a handler and service dog) is qualified they will continue to maintain and strengthen their skills by participating in the CVSDU all members monthly training event.

Every other year each team is re-evaluated and expected to pass the“BC Guide Dog and Service Dog Assessment,” in order to maintain their standing as a qualified service dog team.

bc-guide-dog-service-dog-assessment.pdf

Service Dogs in Training with their Handlers

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