NEADS World Class Service Dogs Change Lives

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The Making of a NEADS Service Dog Team

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    The Dogs

    Most NEADS dogs are purpose-bred for temperament, health and personality traits best suited for service dog work. Some NEADS Hearing Dogs are acquired from animal shelters and rescue groups. 

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    Dog Training

    NEADS Dogs are trained to perform tasks and behave obediently through the use of positive reinforcement and clear leadership. We select dogs that are natural followers, so it is easy to guide them into choosing appropriate behaviors.

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    Matching Process

    The more we understand about your lifestyle and expectations, the better we can pair you with a dog that fits with you. The route to a lasting partnership includes an online application and a comprehensive in-person interview.

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    Training & Graduation

    Clients spend 7 to 10 days at the NEADS campus learning how to work and live with their new Service Dog. Our trainers work closely with the new partners to ensure the match is a strong one. Twice each year, we honor our most recent Service Dog teams at a graduation ceremony.

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    The Service Dog Team

    NEADS is invested in the success of each Service Dog team, and offers ongoing support for the life of the dog. Clients can contact us any time, and we look forward to working with them to ensure they have a World Class experience.

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From our Blog

Check out our blog, with the latest news, stories and updates from NEADS.

Rescue is an "Uncle"

The team that brought you "Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship" is thrilled to announce that readers' support over the last year helped them raise enough money to help jumpstart the NEADS breeding program at NEADS.

The Blue Buffalo Co.

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Official Food Sponsor of NEADS Dogs

World class nutrition for World Class Service Dogs