Service is the only way to true happiness. Dogs know this. At The PackSmith we find no greater joy
than to help a dog find its purpose and fulfill it.
IRON FORGED OBEDIENCE
The most important thing with a service dog or therapy dog is that they have the strongest obedience. These animals should be the finest example of reliability. The PackSmith's main mission is to achieve the highest level of obedience so that your animal can stay with you under all circumstances.
Spike bring me my inhaler! Teaching a retrieve is not always difficult but when you need a retrieval to be 100% reliable you want a trainer who can break it down into as many pieces as possible so your service dog will retrieve items reliably when you need them most.
Training a dog to manipulate objects by pushing and pulling allows dogs to do very complex tasks to help their owner.
Some conditions come with stability issues or lack of strength in standing. Training a service dog to brace allows the owner to use them as leverage to stand up or keep from falling.
Teaching a dog to alert to certain circumstances can be life altering. Barking when a persons blood sugar is too low, or standing on hind legs when a person is about to have a seizure are just a couple examples of the possibilities.