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Emotional Support Dog

An emotional support animal is an animal that provides a therapeutic benefit to its owner through companionship. The animal provides emotional support and comfort to individuals with psychiatric disabilities and other mental impairments. The animal is specifically trained to perform tasks for a person who suffers from emotional disabilities. Unlike a service animal, an emotional support animal is not always granted access to places of public accommodation.  

Dogs do not need to be specifically trained on any key areas in order to qualify for ESD status, but our Trainer, who runs a Diabetic Alert training program for dogs, will work with you to train your dogs to perform many key behaviors that will greatly assist you by creating a deeper bond with your dog, as well as assist your emotional needs.

Some of the training offered is very similar to the training we do for Service dogs, such as:

1) Dog will be trained to be calm and orderly in public places.
2) All of the behaviors learned while taking the CGC and obedience classes, will be tweaked and enforced during public access training.
3) Public Access training to include: Training in shopping malls, shopping centers, restaurants, cabs, trains, buses, doctors offices, business offices, outdoor markets, festivals, movie theaters, Airports, grocery stores, etc.  
4) Dog will be trained to “place” on command and a hold “place” for unlimited time periods.  
5) Dog will be trained to leave it and drop it. This teaches the dog that it cannot pick up anything off of the ground or floor in any area.


ESD Pricing

Private Lessons - 1 hour for $85

Call 678-493-8040 to schedule your appointment.