Build Your Battle Buddy Service Dog Program and Emotional Support

Emotional Support Dog Program

Although ESAs are not required to have any training to be an Emotional Support Animal, it is recommended. In our program, we will train your pup in basic and intermediate obedience to help them become a more well-rounded and balanced companion. In accordance with the Fair Housing Act and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, landlords are not authorized to charge a pet fee for ESAs, but you will still be held financially responsible for any damages that occur while in/on the property. This is why training is important to prevent finding yourself in this situation. Accidents can and will occur, but we will help you limit those issues. You will also have the option of having your dog certified through the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program.

Build Your Battle Buddy Service Dog Program

In our owner-trained Service Dog Program, the clients we serve are veterans, active duty, and other adults. We will be with you every step of the way during our 6-7 Phase process. We currently train for PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) , MST (Military Sexual Trauma), Traumatic Brain Injury, and Spinal Cord Injuries. Although we are NOT a Non-Profit, our services cost significantly less than the national average currently for a fully trained Service Dog and our program comes with lifetime support. With our program our clients are able to find a new level of confidence by taking ownership in their own training program and giving them independence they’ve been looking for.

  • Phase I(a) – Puppy Training
  • Phase I – Basic and Intermediate Obedience
  • Phase II(a) – Puppy S.T.A.R.
  • Phase II – AKC CGC (American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen)
  • Phase III – Service Tasks
  • Phase IV – Public Access
  • Phase V – AKC UCGC (American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen) or similar testing
  • Phase VI – Service Dog Validation

Participants are enrolled in our program for anywhere from 12-24mo for their training depending on the tasks they’ve chosen to help mitigate their disability. Sessions take place at our facility and other locations to give our clients the assurance their dogs will perform in any situation at any time.

We are unable to train visual/hearing impairment dogs, seizure alert, blood sugar, or any type of service dog for children under 16. If your condition is not listed, please contact us so we can discuss if your program is available.

Patriot K-Nine Training and Behavior WILL NOT train a dog for service work that has a bite history or that has been trained for any type of protection training.

Speciality Task Training

Has your dog already had some type of basic/intermediate/advance level training and you simply need help with specific tasks to help with your disability? We can help! Schedule an appointment with one of our certified trainers so we can discuss your needs and get you started right away to help you train your own dog with a little guidance to get through the task part of training your own Service Dog.