What Makes a World Class Service Dog Team

NEADS® has over 40 years of experience in breeding, raising, and training World Class Service Dogs. We bring a passion to provide the very best Service Dogs for our clients to every step of the process involved in creating a World Class Service Dog team.

Purpose Breeding and Healthcare
Most NEADs dogs are purpose bred for temperament, health and personality traits best suited for Service Dog work. Some hearing dogs are acquired from animal and rescue groups. Learn more.

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

Client/Dog Matching
The more we understand about your lifestyle and expectations, that better we can pair you with a dog that fits with you. The matching process includes an online application and a comprehensive, in-person interview. Learn more.

Team Training 
Clients spend one to two weeks 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. Learn more.

Twice each year, we honor our most recent Service Dog teams, celebrating the partnership between a client and his or her Service Dog. Learn more.


Support for the Life of the Dog
NEADS is invested in the success of each of our Service Dog teams and offers ongoing training advice and support for the working life of the dog.