Meet David, (Owner/Trainer of…)

SHILOH K9 OBEDIENCE Training & Boarding Center, LLC

along with his SERVICE K9, “KIKO!”

“KIKO,” (Labradoodle), owned by David, began training and socializing work with David at the age of 14 weeks old. The following pictures show KIKO in a variety of training times and socialization situations.

KIKO is also pictured in a series of pictures showing the timeline as he grows in size from puppyhood (up to 65 lbs. as an adult male), and as he develops a trust relationship with David to be a well rounded dog that will be people and dog friendly, playful, affectionate, calm, confident, focused, task oriented, happily obedient to his human handler’s commands, and eager to work as a SERVICE DOG in all kinds of life situations.

If you are wondering about or investigating whether or not you have the need to have your own canine companion to be a SERVICE DOG, we can help you in your decision making. We will provide you with the specific kinds of work that a SERVICE K9 can assist you with in your daily and moment by moment life.

You will learn how a SERVICE K9 can help you accomplish different tasks, we can help you with the information about the rules and regulations that you need to comply with in having a working SERVICE DOG. We will be able to aid you in the right decision about the essential kind of dog and the specific kind of training and socializing necessary to accomplish your personal goals with the right canine companion for you!





1.) Do I have the continuing resources for the money that I will need to keep paying for the ongoing expenses of owning and operating with a SERVICE DOG for 10 to 15 years?  

YES / NO                      

2.) Am I ready, willing and able to take care of, or have someone to work with me to take care of, a SERVICE DOG’S physical, training, and socializing needs every single day of my life?

YES / NO                      

3.) Can I live with the daily and moment by moment experience of being the focus of other people’s attention whenever and wherever I am accompanied by a SERVICE DOG?

YES / NO                      

4.) Will I dedicate myself to accept the responsibility and act responsible to fulfill my obligations to continually learn from knowledgeable people who will teach me how to train and to socialize a SERVICE DOG as an ongoing process that will help me and a canine companion to properly function in real life situations?

YES / NO                      

5.) Do I have the personality and preparedness to face my family members, my friends and/or people who are strangers to me, to deal with and properly respond to them when they question me, criticize me, or challenge me as to why I have or need a SERVICE DOG?

YES / NO                      


$65. Per Hour

FEES FOR TRAINING A SERVICE DOG as a TRAIN & BOARD client determined by number of weeks

1 week $575. (  )  2 weeks $950. (  )  3 weeks $1425. (  )  4 weeks $1,750. (  )

David with his former SERVICE DOG, “TROOPER!”

KNOW YOUR (ADA) American Disabilities Association Responsibilities And Rights As A SERVICE DOG Owner And Handler…

ADA Requirements: Service Animals

Last updated: February 28, 2020

The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September 15, 2010, in the Federal Register. These requirements, or rules, contain updated requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards).


This publication provides guidance on the term “service animal” and the service animal provisions in the Department’s regulations.

  • Beginning on March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.
  • A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
  • Generally, title II and title III entities must permit service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas where members of the public are allowed to go.

How “Service Animal” Is Defined

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

This definition does not affect or limit the broader definition of “assistance animal” under the Fair Housing Act or the broader definition of “service animal” under the Air Carrier Access Act.

Some State and local laws also define service animal more broadly than the ADA does. Information about such laws can be obtained from the relevant State attorney general’s office.

Where Service Animals Are Allowed

Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is allowed to go. For example, in a hospital it usually would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal’s presence may compromise a sterile environment.

Service Animals Must Be Under Control

A service animal must be under the control of its handler. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of tasks. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

Inquiries, Exclusions, Charges, and Other Specific Rules Related to Service Animals

When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may ask two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.

  • Allergies and fear of dogs are not valid reasons for denying access or refusing service to people using service animals. When a person who is allergic to dog dander and a person who uses a service animal must spend time in the same room or facility, for example, in a school classroom or at a homeless shelter, they both should be accommodated by assigning them, if possible, to different locations within the room or different rooms in the facility.
  • A person with a disability cannot be asked to remove his service animal from the premises unless: (1) the dog is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it or (2) the dog is not housebroken. When there is a legitimate reason to ask that a service animal be removed, staff must offer the person with the disability the opportunity to obtain goods or services without the animal’s presence.
  • Establishments that sell or prepare food must generally allow service animals in public areas even if state or local health codes prohibit animals on the premises.
  • People with disabilities who use service animals cannot be isolated from other patrons, treated less favorably than other patrons, or charged fees that are not charged to other patrons without animals. In addition, if a business requires a deposit or fee to be paid by patrons with pets, it must waive the charge for service animals.
  • If a business such as a hotel normally charges guests for damage that they cause, a customer with a disability may also be charged for damage caused by himself or his service animal.
  • Staff are not required to provide care for or supervision of a service animal.

Meet ANNA and her Service Dog, “AERO!” TEAM AERO came to us at SHILOH K9 OBEDIENCE Training & Boarding Center, LLC and trained with us to develop “AERO” into being able to become a registered “SERVICE DOG!”

The following pictures are of Anna and Aero working in public places as human handler and canine companion. We helped Anna to train, socialize and condition Aero to become a focused and confident dog to perform the services Anna is needing to engage in various life activities and occasional travel.

March – 2022

Come and learn with us at SHILOH K9 OBEDIENCE…LLC how to develop and handle your canine companion to be your own skilled SERVICE DOG!

We help the right kind of dog that has the potential and proper temperament to be able to perform tasks to meet a variety of MOBILITY needs, PTSD or EMOTIONAL SUPPORT work, ALERT NOTIFICATION for humans with hearing loss, and a host of other human needs.

SERVICE DOGS are not all created equal! NOT EVERY DOG CAN BECOME A “SERVICE DOG!” With proper temperament and agility, with size and weight considerations and with proper evaluations, engagement and marker training and socialization, many dogs can and do meet the standards and needs to be their owner’s canine companion SERVICE DOG!


For an appointment to begin working with your puppy or adult dog to become a qualified SERVICE DOG, call us now…


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