26500 Scott Rd.
Menifee, CA 92584
Service dogs are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as retrieving dropped items, turning lights on/off, opening/closing doors & pulling manual wheelchairs.
Service dogs are not pets.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), businesses and organizations that serve the public must allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals into all areas of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go. This federal law applies to all businesses open to the public, including restaurants, hotels, taxis and shuttles, grocery and department stores, hospitals and medical offices, theaters, health clubs, parks, and zoos.
CST Service dogs are placed with disabled clients, clients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Our service dogs are taught to assist their partners by pulling manual wheelchairs, turning lights on and off, pushing elevator buttons, retrieving dropped or hard to reach items, making purchases or banking transactions, opening and closing doors and drawers & barking to get help. In addition, these dogs help to serve as an ice-breaker in public situations and provide constant companionship for their partners.
Social dogs are placed with individuals, in nursing homes or in group care facilities. Interaction with dogs has been proven to have a strong, positive psychological impact. All dogs accepted into the training program must pass rigorous health and temperament tests. These dogs are either part of the CST breeding program or are donated by private breeders.
Considering using your dog as a Service Dog?
Our certified trainers will temperament test the dog in your home (or shelter) and in public to determine if s/he will qualify for our Outside Certification Program. This includes unlimited access to our AKC Canine Good Citizen & Urban Dog group courses, skills training specific to your needs/disabilities and 3 individual training sessions. When determined by our Training Staff, you and your dog will take the Public Access Test (PAT). Upon successful completion of the PAT, you will be issued a CST identity card, collar and vest.
Temperament Test and Evaluation $300* for 90 min session
*this fee will be waived if accepted into the OC Program.
CST Outside Certification $1800
ALL dogs MUST be evaluated prior to consideration for Outside Certification - NO EXCEPTIONS. Not all dogs will qualify. Annual Public Access Test & Re-certifications required at additional cost.
All participants in the Outside Certification program must complete the program application -->> Apply
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