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Psychiatric Service Dog Training

Empowering lives through the power of canine companionship

Discover a world where your canine companion becomes a life-changing force in your journey towards better mental health.

At Pet Life Harmony, we specialize in depression, anxiety, and PTSD service dog training programs designed to create an unbreakable bond between you and your pet. 

Our mission is to facilitate a strong and supportive bond between you and your canine companion, equipping them with the necessary skills to provide physical, emotional, and mental support.

Our unique, hybrid 9-12 week training program combines both train & board sessions and in-home sessions to create a customized experience that caters to your specific needs. Discover how our comprehensive program can harness your dog's innate ability to provide assistance, companionship, and comfort.

How it Works

Our dual approach to service dog training provides an immersive and adaptable learning experience for your pet. Over the course of 9-12 weeks, your dog will participate in both in-home sessions and train & board programs to ensure a well-rounded educational experience.

Our expert trainers will assess your dog's abilities and potential in our free behavior evaluation meeting, determining their suitability for full service dog work. Additionally, we offer Concierge pet matching services to help you find the perfect canine companion for a lifetime of support and friendship.

Customized Training for your specific needs

Your dog will learn the common tasks and cues included below as well as individual specific service tasks curtailed for your needs. 

Your dog will be trained to recognize:
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Emotions

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Repetitive Actions

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Breathing Patterns

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Physical stress

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Panic Sounds

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Fear Responses

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Hand movements

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Facial expressions

And will respond by
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Alert you

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Comfort you

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Interrupt your moment 

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Grounding

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Deep Pressure Therapy

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Retrieve items

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Help You Feel Safe

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Find & Notify Help

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Need Specific Tasks

Service Level Impulse control
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At- Home

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In Public

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In Crowds

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With Strangers

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Around Food

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Around other Animals

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Travel Ready

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Cues They Will Learn

  • Physical cues: Your dog will learn how to navigate the world by responding to your body language, touch, and movements.

  • Behavioral cues: Based on your unique needs, your dog will learn to recognize, react to, and support you during moments of distress or anxiety.

  • Verbal cues: We'll teach your dog to understand spoken commands that keep them focused and on-task in various situations.

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Manners

All service dogs must exhibit basic obedience skills, ensuring they remain well-mannered and non-disruptive.The foundation for any successful service dog is basic obedience and well-mannered behavior. Our program instills these principles early on, ensuring that your dog is both a valuable assistant and a courteous companion in any setting.

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In Public

Service dogs must be comfortable and well-behaved in a variety of environments. Our service dog training includes supervised outings in a variety of settings, ensuring your dog is comfortable and reliable around other pets, people, and environments. This ensures your dog is prepared to assist you wherever you go.

How Your Pet Will Help You

As your dog progresses through our program, they'll not only learn essential cues and manners but also how to apply these skills to assist you in managing your mental health. We will work closely with you to discover the support and companionship that your dog can provide tailored to your unique needs.

  • Recognize the signs- Through our comprehensive training, your dog will become an attentive, responsive, and supportive companion that notices your emotional state.

  • Deep pressure therapy- performed by dogs, this unique process is proven to reduce stress and anxiety, improves sleep quality, and enhances overall well-being, making it an invaluable tool to improve your life.

  • Feedback:  trained to recognize the signs, your dog can provide valuable feedback and alert you when your symptoms are starting to affect you.

  • Grounding: your dog will be trained to de-escalate your tough moments by providing grounding movements such as pawing or licking your hands or face to keep you focused in the moment. 

  • Relief & Comfort:  Your dog can be trained to provide specified comfort and affection by providing physical contact and emotional reassurance or even distraction techniques to help alleviate symptoms.

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Is Any Dog Qualified?

While not every dog may be suited for full service work in public and highly social environments, most dogs can learn cues and skills to assist their owners where they're needed most - at home.  Dogs and puppies with a calm, relaxed nature, no history of aggression, and a balanced character are ideal candidates. 

We believe that optimal support and companionship can be achieved by harnessing your dog's individual abilities and natural desire to connect with their human.

To discuss your dog’s capabilities and disposition:

Are you and your dog ready to start this life-changing journey?

Need help finding the perfect canine companion? Our Concierge Pet Matching service will help you find your best friend for life!

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We're All Ears!

We provide free behavior evaluations to begin solving your pet's problems today. Whether you're searching for your next furry friend or need training, behavioral support, or pet care advice, reach out! Our team is eager to help achieve harmony with your pet in any way possible.

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