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Introduction to Service Dogs

Introduction To Service Dogs Open Range Academy: Introduction To Service Dogs Puppy and Handler Foundation Readiness Level 1: Orientation Service Dog Introduction Learn new puppy and adult dog foundational behavior building blocks. Start your obedience task work and prepare for a steady home environment. ORIENTATION TRAINING​ Premier Paw Access WELCOME Preparing for life with a […]
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Service Dog Public Performance

Open Range Academy's Level 3 Service Dog

Public Behavior Performance

LEVEL 3:

Service Dog Obedience 301

Learn new puppy and adult dog foundational behavior building blocks. Start your obedience task work and prepare for a steady home environment.

LEVEL 3: OBEDIENCE 301 - PERFORMANCE OBEDIENCE

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ORIENTATION

  • LEVEL 3 MINIMUM STANDARDS AND TEST PREPAREDNESS
  • WHERE CAN I BEGIN TO TRAIN IN PUBLIC?

DEMONSTRATE: OBEDIENCE COMMANDS

  • Activity: Tuck
  • Review: Tuck 
  • Activity: Precision Heel
  • Review: Precision Heel

PROGRESSION: OBEDIENCE COMMANDS

  • Eyes Up
  • Place – acceptable handler comprehension and demonstration; use of hand signals acceptable, no lure accepted
  • Touch -acceptable handler comprehension and demonstration; use of hand signals acceptable, no lure accepted
  • Stand – acceptable handler comprehension and demonstration; use of hand signals acceptable, no lure accepted
  • Load Up

PERFORMANCE: OBEDIENCE COMMANDS

  • Sit on command – verbal command only, no guidance accepted
  • Down on command – verbal command only, no guidance accepted
  • Stay in position on command – verbal command only, no guidance accepted
  • Come when called- verbal command only, no guidance accepted

TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

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LEVEL 3: OBEDIENCE QUIZ

INSTRUCTOR INTERACTIONS

LEVEL 3: public access performance

Service Dog Public Access Performance 302

Improve your daily routine behavior progression. Learn new common obedience commands and prepare for your AKC S.T.A.R. Exam.

LEVEL 3: PUBLIC ACCESS 302

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ORIENTATION

  • Introduction to Public Access Behavior Training
  • Behavior Progression

DEMONSTRATE: PUBLIC ACCESS TRAINING

  • Doorways
  • Leave It
  • Crosswalks

PROGRESSION: PUBLIC ACCESS TRAINING

  • Sitting Politely In Public
  • Appearance For Grooming
  • Walking On Loose Leash
  • Walking Through A Crowd

PERFORMANCE: PUBLIC ACCESS TRAINING

  • Reaction to Distraction
  • Reaction to Other Dogs
  • Supervised Separation

LEVEL 3: PUBLIC ACCESS QUIZ

INSTRUCTOR INTERACTIONS

Level 3: pUBLIC pERFORMANCE

Level 3: Service Dog Certificate

OBEDIENCE ASSESSMENT TEST

DEMONSTRATE:
 
  • Tuck: acceptable handler comprehension and demonstration (use of lure is acceptable)
  • Precision Heal: handler comprehension and demonstration (use of lure is acceptable)
PROGRESSION
 
  • Place: acceptable – motion guidance; un-acceptable – treat lure.
  • Touch: acceptable – motion guidance; un-acceptable – treat lure.
  • Stand: acceptable – motion guidance; un-acceptable – treat lure.
PERFORMANCE
 
  • Stand, Sits, or Lies Down Under Control dog waits while the owner sits and has a snack or visits with another person (e.g., at a park).
  • Sit Stay In A Small Group: Owners and dogs are in an informal circle while owners have a conversation. Dogs are all on the owner’s left side, on leash, 3 ft. apart (at least 30 seconds). The purpose of this exercise is to test the dog’s ability to be under control when in close proximity to other dogs.
  • Down or Sit-Stay At A Distance: Dog is on 20-ft line, owner walks away with back to dog, picks up an item (shopping or
    training bag, clipboard, folder, etc.) placed on the floor, chair, or ground by the evaluator and returns to the dog.
  • Recall With Distraction: With distractions present (coming when called), handler goes out 20-ft. (off center) and calls dog.

PUBLIC ACCESS ASSESSMENT TEST

DEMONSTRATE:
 
  • Leave It: Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, “Leave it.”
  • Doorways: handler demonstrates comprehension and demonstrates walking near moving doorways or in/out of small doorways. Dog will sit or stand-stay while handler enters/exits doorway. The dog may wait or be sent in front; the dog may not pull.
PROGRESSION:
 
  • Controlled Public Interaction: Dog does not react negatively when a stranger approaches carrying an item (briefcase, stepping stool, chair, etc). The person can request to pet the dog, the dog should not approach the stranger without handler permission. The handler may refuse the pedestrians request to interact.
PERFORMANCE
 
  • Walking On A Loose Leash: The dog walks on a loose leash in a public area (e.g. park). The leash should always have a J slack while the handler is maneuvering left, right, and stopping. It is not acceptable for the dog to pull.
  • Walking Past A Distraction: Dog walks by other dogs on a trail, sidewalk, in a hallway, etc. It is not acceptable for the dog to pull.

TEAM BUILDING ASSESSMENT TEST

DEMONSTRATE:
 
  • Trust Me: demonstrates basic knowledge of team building exercise

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Raising Bomb Proof Puppies

Raising Bomb Proof Puppies: Welcome to Raising Bomb Proof Puppies!! We at Open Range Academy are SO excited to bring this training to our clients. Our goal with this course is to specifically educate our customers on best practice in finding their perfect pup, learning about their personalities and setting them up for success. You […]
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Service Dog Obedience Progression

Open Range Academy's Level 2 Service Dog

Improving Canine Responsiveness

LEVEL 2: Obedience Performance- BASIC COMMANDS

Service Dog Obedience 201

Learn new puppy and adult dog foundational behavior building blocks. Start your obedience task work and prepare for a steady home environment.

LEVEL 2: OBEDIENCE 201 - OBEDIENCE COMMAND PROGRESSION

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ORIENTATION

  • LEVEL 2 MINIMUM STANDARDS AND TEST PREPAREDNESS

DEMONSTRATE: OBEDIENCE COMMANDS

  • Activity: Eyes Up
  • Review: Eyes Up
  • Activity: Place
  • Review: Place
  • Activity: Touch (if applicable)
  • Review: Touch
  • Activity: Stand
  • Review: Stand
  • Activity: Load Up
  • Review: Load Up

PROGRESSION: BASIC OBEDIENCE COMMANDS

  • Sit on command
  • Down on command
  • Stay in position on command, canine must remain in place while handler maneuvers 20ft in a straight line away from the dog and promptly returns to the dog
  • Come when called, canine must remain in place while handler maneuvers 20ft in a straight line away from the dog

TEAM BUILDING EXERCISE

  • Activity: Trust Me

INSTRUCTOR INTERACTIONS

LEVEL 2: OBEDIENCE QUIZ

LEVEL 2: public access performance

Service Dog Public Access Performance 202

Improve your daily routine behavior progression. Learn new common obedience commands and prepare for your AKC S.T.A.R. Exam.

LEVEL 2: PUBLIC ACCESS 202

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ORIENTATION

  • Introduction to Public Access Behavior Training
  • Behavior Progression

DEMONSTRATE: PUBLIC ACCESS TRAINING

  • Sitting Politely In Public
  • Appearance For Grooming
  • Walking On A Loose Leash
  • Walking Through A Crowd

PROGRESSION: BASIC PUBLIC ACCESS

  • Reaction to Distraction
  • Reaction to Other Dogs
  • Supervised Separation

INSTRUCTOR INTERACTIONS

LEVEL 2: PUBLIC ACCESS QUIZ

Level 2: ORA Service Dog Certificate

Level 2: Service Dog Certificate

OBEDIENCE ASSESSMENT TEST

DEMONSTRATE:
 
  • Eyes Up: 
  • Place: acceptable handler comprehension and demonstration (use of lure is acceptable)
  • Touch: handler comprehension and demonstration (use of lure is acceptable)
  • Stand: handler comprehension and demonstration (use of lure is acceptable)
PROGRESSION
 
  • Sit on command: acceptable – motion guidance; un-acceptable – treat lure.
  • Down on command: acceptable – motion guidance; un-acceptable – treat lure.
  • Stay in position on command, canine must remain in place while handler maneuvers 20ft in a straight line away from the dog and promptly returns to the dog: acceptable – the canine must stay in place until released from position by the handler.
  • Come when called, canine must remain in place while handler maneuvers 20ft in a straight line away from the dog: acceptable – the canine must stay in place until the handler reaches their position and calls the dog to “come” to them.

PUBLIC ACCESS ASSESSMENT TEST

DEMONSTRATE:
 
  • Sitting Politely In Public: This test demonstrates that the dog will allow a friendly stranger to touch it while it is out with its handler. 
  • Appearance For Grooming: This practical test demonstrates that the dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit a stranger, such as a veterinarian, groomer, or friend of the owner, to do so. This test also demonstrates the owner’s care, concern and sense of
    responsibility.
  • Walking On A Loose Leash: The dog’s position should leave no doubt that the dog is attentive to the handler and is responding to the handler’s movements and changes of direction. This test demonstrates that the handler is in control of the dog. There must be a right turn, left turn, and about turn, with at least one stop in between and one at the end. The handler may talk to the dog throughout the “walk” to encourage it and may give praise.
PROGRESSION
 
  • Walking Through A Crowd: The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several (at least three) people. This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places. 
  • Reaction to Distraction: This test demonstrates that the dog is confident at all times when faced with common distracting situations. The dog may show casual interest and may appear slightly startled. The dog may jump slightly but should not panic and pull at the leash to get away.
  • Reaction to Other Dogs: This test demonstrates that the dog can behave politely around other dogs. Two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 15 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on.
  • Supervised Separation: This test demonstrates that a dog can be left in the presence of a trusted person and will maintain its training and good manners. If the dog continually barks, whines, or howls, it should not be passed. The dog should not pace unnecessarily, should not show signs of agitation.

TEAM BUILDING ASSESSMENT TEST

DEMONSTRATE:
 
  • Trust Me: demonstrates basic knowledge of team building exercise

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ORA Service Dog – Level 1

Introduction To Service Dog Obedience Commands

Open Range Academy's Level 1 Service Dog

Basic Obedience

LEVEL 1: Obedience Basics

Service Dog Obedience Foundation 101

Improve your daily routine behavior progression. Learn new common obedience commands and prepare for your AKC S.T.A.R. Exam.

LEVEL 1: OBEDIENCE 101

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ORIENTATION

  • Beginning work with treats and food aggression
  • Treat basics – choosing a treat worth working for
  • Luring and shaping basics
  • Introduction to Balanced Progression Training

DEMONSTRATE: OBEDIENCE TRAINING

  • Activity: Sit
  • Review: Sit
  • Activity: Down
  • Review: Down
  • Activity: Come (how come enforces lead walking)
  • Review: Come
  • Activity: Wait and Stay
  • Review: Wait and Stay
  • Activity: Lead Walking
  • Review: Lead Walking

LEVEL 1: OBEDIENCE QUIZ

INSTRUCTOR INTERACTIONS

LEVEL 1: Obedience Basics

Service Dog Public Access Foundation 102

Improve your daily routine behavior progression. Learn new common obedience commands and prepare for your AKC S.T.A.R. Exam.

LEVEL 1: PUBLIC ACCESS 102

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ORIENTATION

  • Introduction to Public Access Behavior Training
  • Behavior Progression

DEMONSTRATE: PUBLIC ACCESS TRAINING

  • Teaching puppies to accept friendly stranger
  • Walking past people and introduction to “Reaction to Distraction”
  • Walking on lead without owner – Supervised Separation

LEVEL 1: PUBLIC ACCESS QUIZ

INSTRUCTOR INTERACTIONS

LEVEL 1 SERVICE DOG
PREPARATION COURSE

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PREPARING FOR LEVEL 1 ORA SERVICE DOG EXAM

PASSING ORA LEVEL 1 SERVICE DOG EXAM

LEVEL 1 SERVICE DOG
CERTIFICATE EVALUATION

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Level 1: ORA Service Dog Certificate

Level 1: Service Dog Certificate

OBEDIENCE ASSESSMENT TEST

DEMONSTRATE:

PUBLIC ACCESS ASSESSMENT TEST

DEMONSTRATE:

Correcting Unwanted Behaviors

This Module will be ever evolving based on what our clients need. Please send messages with exactly what you want to see in this module. Our training is meant to prevent most of these behaviors on this page BUT we understand that dogs will either come to a family later in life or learn new bad behaviors from other dogs or situations. This module will still be broken up by age as much as possible for ease of navigation. So here is where you ask, here is where you get what you are looking for from our AKC trainers that are here to help you with your dogs unwanted behaviors.

Common Problems: 8-12 weeks

  • Puppy Nipping
  • Puppy Jumping
  • Fear of New Experiences
  • Fear of the Car
  • Kennel Trouble
  • Potty Trouble
  • Separation Anxiety

Common Problems: 12-20 weeks

  • Toddler Defiance Video
  • Toddler Defiance Personality Breakdown
  • Working with a Head Collar to Stop Pulling
  • Working on Recall with Fetch (Session 1-4)
  • Overcoming Anxiety

Module 3: 20 weeks – 8 months

Module 3 is all about getting to that Canine Good Citizen Test! There is plenty of reinforcement training that needs to be done so you should be on this module for a while. We need to teach our puppies how to go out in public, how to obey in public and not get distracted and how to always have their eyes on their handler. In Module 3 we have added some commands that we use for public work that are not necessarily required to pass your Canine Good Citizen but are very useful for you and your dog. So let’t dive in!

Module 3: 20 weeks - 8 months

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INFORMATIONAL TRAINING

  • Hiking with my dog
  • Nail trim at home
  • What is the “Teenage Phase?”
  • Where can I start Public Training in my area

OBEDIENCE TRAINING

  • Eyes Up
  • Tuck
  • Leave It
  • Come Around

PUBLIC ACCESS TRAINING

  • Walking through a Crowd
  • Reaction to Another Dog
  • Sitting Politely while Handler meets Stranger
  • Loading and Unloading from a vehicle

REINFORCEMENT TRAINING

  • Puppy Push-ups with Duration
  • Walking on a Loose Lead
  • Reaction to Distraction
  • Coming when Called
  • Supervised Separation
  • Reinforcing Place Command

MODULE 3 QUIZ

PASSING AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN

INSTRUCTOR INTERACTIONS

ESA – Emotional Support Animals

Our Emotional Support Module is great for helping clients not only learn how to train an Emotional Support dog but also to learn the laws and rules surrounding ESA’s. This module is jam packed full of content to help our clients have the best experience not only with training their ESA but learning about where they are allowed and which rules need to be followed. 

ESA INFORMATION

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  • Beginning work with treats and food aggression

PUBLIC ACCESS TRAINING

  • Teaching puppies to accept friendly stranger
  • Walking past people and introduction to “Reaction to Distraction”
  • Walking on lead without owner – Supervised Separation

REINFORCEMENT TRAINING

  • Reinforcing House Training and Potty Spot
  • Reinforcing “Sit,” “Stay,” “Come,” and “Down,” on command with treat.
  • Reinforcing Lead Walking (15ft straight line)

MODULE 2 QUIZ

PASSING S.T.A.R PUPPY EXAM

INSTRUCTOR INTERACTIONS