Specializing in

Autism Assistance Dogs

PTSD Service Dogs

Seizure Response Dogs

Diabetic Alert Dogs

Exclusive Dog Weight Pulling

Canine Agility

K9 Scent Detection games

Service Dogs

When you are dealing with disabilities, the last thing you need is the stress of a fraudelent service dog company.  We respect your time & money and won’t sell you a service dog if it doesn’t make sense for you.  Let’s talk about your goals, lifestyle & have a transparent conversation about realistic  expectations.  Service Dog Training comes with a Lifetime Guarantee!  I specialize in training dogs for Autism Assistance, PTSD, Seizure Response and Diabetic Alert Dogs.

Training

Autism Assistance Dogs

The first step is listening to your story & setting realistic goals.  An integrative approach is used by “the pack”  which consists of the family, your ABA therapist, myself & the dog.   With Autism service dogs, the whole training is customized because every family’s story is unique.

custom pricing / lifetime guarantee

Seizure Response & PTSD Dogs.

Engagent with the handler is the first goal for Seizure & PTSD Service Dogs.  Engagement is the foundation for the advanced obedience that you’ll need in real world scenarios.  Your service dog needs to be attentive to you at farmer’s markets and other distracting environments.  Seizure Response  training is customized because every family’s story is unique.  Let’s discuss your goals and set sensible & transparent expectations.  Possibilities include training the dog to dial 911 at the sight of a seizure.  Attending to you in your time of need etc…

Custom Pricing / lifetime guarantee

PTSD Service Dogs can be life changing.  A non-judgemental & well trained service dog is beneficial to people with panic attacks, abrupt mood swings & anxiety in social settings.  The goals are customizable because each person’s situation is unique. 

Dog Sports & Agility

Weight Pulling, Agility & K9 Scent Games

Weight Pulling is something that many dog owners have never heard of.  The benefits for the dog are immense.  It’s a Physical & Psychological Challenge that your dog will Love.  Let’s make an analogy.  You can take a child to a carnival or teach them the skill of rock climbing.   Weight pulling has a similar benefit for dogs.  Your dog will feel fulfilled, proud and accomplished! 

Have you ever gotten drowsy from reading a book?  Thats what happens to many dogs when they learn scent discrimination.  It’s like reading a book that they love.  Many people don’t realize how a dog’s nose works.   Click here to learn more. Scent games can be as simple as hiding a bag of lavendar around the yard or house.  When you say “search” the fun begins.  Finding the scent leads to toys, praise and other rewards.  Agility is another fun skill that is beneficial for all kinds of dogs.  

 

 

 

what They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

I am a retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant (retired 1994), a retired Police Service Dog Handler (Narcotics Detection/Patrol), (retired 2014), and former contract Explosive Detection Dog Handler (2015 -2019). I was contracted to the United States Department of State under the World Wide Protective Services (WPSS II). 

In September 2019, I spent one week observing Ivan as he performed his duties as a traveling service dog trainer.   During the time I spent with Ivan we visited several separate families in New Jersey and Ohio with the goal of enhancing their ability to use and train their provided service dogs.

Ivan was extremely diligent and conscientious in providing training for each family. He made every effort to research their case and to determine a strategy to work with them. Ivan was very attentive and listened carefully during the initial interviews with the families and asked probing and insightful questions in an effort to fully understand each situation. Ivan also made every effort to ensure the families understood the principles of Classical and Instrumental Conditioning so once he departed, they could also effectively work with their service dogs.

In my estimation Ivan is a skilled trainer and an effective communicator to both humans and dogs. I highly recommend him as a Service Dog Trainer and Handler.

Marc Black

Police Service Dog/Explosive Detection Dog Handler

I recently rescued a GoldenDoodle who was exhibiting some (what I thought) were aggression issues. Thank goodness Ivan came to the rescue, as I have 2 young sons and another dog at home. We needed this new pup to fit into our family, not disrupt it.

Believe it or not, I knew Ivan in high school! We recently ran into each other after 20 years. In the process of catching up, he told me that he trains service dogs.

Turns out, I recently rescued a Golden Doodle named Kodi that was displaying dangerous behaviors towards my children, guests and my other dog!

Ivan thoughtfully assessed the situation and told me that he didn’t think it was an aggression issue.

He focused on what was causing the issues. He said that Kodi had a bad association with doors. My dog reacted every time somebody was coming in or out of the house, or when my kids were putting on their backpacks to leave the house, etc.

Before I rescued Kodi, the previous owner kept him locked behind doors for 18 hours a day.

Long story short, Ivan helped me solve the problem.

After that, I asked him if he could help me with some commands that service dogs do, to help my son with anxiety.

Ivan taught me some behaviors like nudging and kissing my son on command to stop him from meltdowns. The best part is…it works!

As a family, we are absolutely thrilled that Ivan has shared his dog training expertise with us! Kodi is now an asset instead of a liability!

 

Cheryl Turk

School Teacher

I currently have an Autism Service dog and have worked with Ivan in person and over the phone. Ivan is very knowledgeable and gives out great advice with our ongoing training with our dog.

Without his training visit and advice I don’t know what we would have done! Not only do you get a dog trainer but you get somebody who genuinely cares. He wants the dog to succeed to its best for the person that needs him and it really shows!

Tonya Donathan

Human Resources

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