We are currently ADI Accredited and follow ADI’s standards to the highest degree.

If you are a veteran with a diagnosed disability that a dog can be specifically trained to do three or more tasks to mitigate the effects of your disability you are eligible for a service dog. This does NOT mean you will be guaranteed a dog.

Canine Support Teams does currently work with owner trained dogs for both veterans and civilians. Please check out our outside certification program for further information.

We do not train guide dogs for the deaf or blind.

At this time, we do not train medical alert dogs, but we can train handlers to teach medical response to their dogs.

CST prides itself in matching the right dogs with the right clients based on a variety of factors, including needs, capabilities, temperament, disability, and task work. CST’s professional trainers will personally work with clients to assess and identify the best match based on the client’s needs and lifestyle as well as the capabilities of the dog.

We will place poodles and doodles with people that have allergies, but we will never guarantee someone will not be allergic.

Yes, for a full description of our services for veterans, please visit our PAWZ for Wounded Veterans page.

Applying for a service dog is easy, simply complete our service dog application

Our wait time is up to 2 years on average.

In most cases, the program requires travel to CST for two weeks of Team Training at our expansive Murrieta facility. Travel, lodging, meals, and activities are the responsibility of the applicant). If special cases, if traveling to Murrieta is not possible for a client, CST may accommodate with off-site training, to be determined at the sole discretion of CST.

Annual re-certification is required, $150/year. (All fees are waived for veterans.)

The application fee is waived for veterans, and veterans receive a service dog at no cost through our Pawz for Wounded Veterans program.

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