“Service animals provide a very small sector of our population to achieve very big things.”
Chris Winkler, Founder Elite K9 Training
At Elite K9 Training we provide service dog training to our community of Veterans, and community members, and the disabled. This training is very thoughtful and custom.
Studies have shown that dogs are very capable companions that can help reduce anxiety, provide health benefits, increase fitness, motivate the depressed, and provide direct disability interventions to the disabled. Tracking the trends and law surrounding Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESA) is a focal point of the Elite K9 Training Program.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC) a service dog, “helps a person with a disability lead a more independent life”.
According to the Americans Disability Act (ADA), a service dog is “a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.”
“Disability” is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including people with history of such an impairment, and people perceived by others as having such an impairment.
At Elite K9 Training we take the time to educate handlers on the law, as well as how to interact with the public in having and operating a service dog in your daily life and routines. A large part of the training takes place in the form of exposures to the world and environments that the dog will be required to function in. Denver International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), regularly takes part in training evolutions with our Service Dog Handlers and K9’s, providing education and real world experience for the most stressful evolution that we ask our Service Animals to go through.