Our Puppies

We’ve been raising in training guide and service dog puppies since 2006!  Yep, it’s already been 7 years!  In that time we’ve raised 5 puppies in training.  Two have gone on and are currently working.  Two were career changed.  We are currently raising our fifth puppy in training

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  1. Karen Cambre says

    Hi,
    We recently adopted a Rott/lab female. She is great, and knows basic commands..

    Funny she has already bonded with me.
    My question is, I’m wanting to know if she can qualify as a therapy/guide dog for myself. If so, what do I need to do or go. We live outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I’m not needing major help, that’s why I am considering her.

    I had West Nile a few years ago, I lived thru it but I have some pain/ nerve damage. I have a spinal cord stimulator that was surgically placed in my spinal cord. I will try phiscal therapy again, however its a slow process. The disability that I need help with is , dropping items. I can’t bend very well and not at all when the stimulator is on. I drop small things often and have to leave it on the floor. While in the grocery store I really could
    benefit from the help of a guide dog.

    She is 10 mths. She loves picking things up and bringing them to me. She will “drop it” & “leave it” without anything hesitation. This is why I think she would be a great therapy /guide dog for me.

    Sincerly,
    Karen Cambre
    225-776-4267
    karenwinstoncambre@gmail.com

    • says

      Hi Karen,

      That’s a great question. The short answer: Yes, your dog could qualify as a Service Dog. A Service Dog needs to be individually trained to do work or perform tasks that mitigate their handlers disability. Picking up dropped items would qualify as a task your dog performs to mitigate your disability.

      There is a difference between a Service Dog, a Guide Dog, and a Therapy Dog. Service Dogs and Guide Dogs are covered by the American’s with Disability Act (ADA) while Therapy Dogs are not.

      I’ll gather some more detailed information and post it to the site.

      Take care,
      Colby

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