WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Canines for Service, a Wilmington-based non-profit, announced the launch of a program to teach people how to train service dogs.
The curriculum lasts 18 months. Students are assigned a dog through basic, intermediate, and advanced training.
"Canines for Service continues to grow and teaching others all-encompassing skills for training service dogs is essential as the demand for service dogs increase", says Rick Hairston, President and CEO of Canines for Service. "There are many short seminars and programs offered on various topics of service dog training and only one multi-year curriculum on the west coast. The CFS Trainer Program provides for an educational need that has not been met in the service dog industry."