AT BRIGADOON SERVICE DOGS
we provide trained service dogs for veterans, children, adults with physical, developmental, and behavioral health disabilities to promote a more independent and enriched life.
PUPPIES: Birth to 8 weeks -- Stay with mom. Learn bite inhibition with mom's correction and litter mates' play.
8 weeks to 8 months -- Live with volunteer puppy trainers, gets exposure to cars, children, small animals, public places, daily life.
A very special thank you to the LOCHLAND FOUNDATION for your generous support through the COVID19 crisis.
TRAINING A DOG TAKES PLACE
FROM EIGHT WEEKS TO TWO YEARS MATURITY
Most people in need cannot afford the cost, so Brigadoon Service Dogs became a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2004 in order to help bridge the financial gap. Civilians pay a third of the cost and veterans never pay.
DOGS: 8 to 16 months -- Live with PRISON PROGRAM inmates 24/7 for daily intermediate level training
using positive reinforcement of praise and nibbles of food.
(Inmates with Denise CoStanten, their instructor -- our Founder and Executive Director.)
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!
Department of Defense: Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program
DOGS: 16 months to 2 years -- Dogs return to Brigadoon's campus and do advance training. Trainers take the dogs to public places, give them lots of different experiences and teach the dogs specific cues that match up with each client's needs.
Client & Dog Match: 2 weeks TEAM TRAINING -- Teaches client what dog knows and how to handle dog in public places.
Clients end their training during the final days when they pass the Public Access Test.
Client & Dog Relationship: Brigadoon provides ongoing service for as long as the two are together.
We answer questions, provide home visits and additional training when needed, for the life of the team.
LEAVE A LEGACY
What legacy would you like to leave the world? Think of Brigadoon when you do your end of life planned giving. Talk to your financial planner about bequests in a will or trust.