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.

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    World Class Service Dogs

    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 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 matching process includes an online application and a comprehensive, in-person interview.

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    Client 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.

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    Graduation

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

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    Support for the Life of the Dog

    NEADS is invested in the success of each Service Dog team and offers ongoing support for the life of the dog.