Frequently Asked Questions
I was denied from other service dog organizations, can I still apply?
Yes, Precision evaluates clients on a case-by-case scenario and works to meet their individual needs.
Are your service dogs health tested?
Yes. All of our program service dogs come from reputable breeders that have done extensive health testing on both parents of the litter. In addition, all of our dogs must pass OFAs in order to be placed as service dogs.
What types of service dogs does Precision Canine place?
Precision places medical alert and response, mobility, autism assistance, and psychiatric service dogs. Some dogs may also be multipurpose service dogs if their handler requests more than one area of task training.
What breeds do you work with?
Precision primarily works with labrador retrievers for their fully-trained service dogs but occasionally has golden retrievers or standard poodles available upon request.
What is the timeline to get a fully trained service dog from Precision Canine?
Most of our clients are on the waitlist for between 1-2 years. Our dogs are hand-picked from ethical breeders and go to trainers around 8 weeks of age. At 1 year old, all dogs get preliminary health testing done. Once they pass their health testing, Precision introduces the dog to several different potential matches and selects the best possible match. Over the next several months, the dog learns specialized tasks for their handler. Precision will provide multiple "go home" lessons to ensure the transition goes smoothly and that the handler is prepared for their new service dog. All Precision dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines, and on monthly heartworm & flea prevention prior to being placed with the handler. Precision dogs will have limited AKC registration only (if applicable). In addition, Precision dogs each have an insurance policy that can be transferred to their new handler.
I have my own service dog. Can I still be a puppy raiser for a Precision Canine dog?
Yes! We have several puppy raisers who have service dogs themselves. Having a role model can be a great way to show a puppy the ropes! Precision's puppy raising program is also very flexible and we can work to accommodate the length you're able to puppy raise whether you're only able to raise for a few months or for several years.
I have other animals, can I still puppy raise for Precision Canine?
Yes! Many of our raisers have other animals from dogs, cats, small animals, and even livestock! However, we do not like to place our puppies in homes where any animal has a history of aggression as this is a safety issue for our puppies and could potentially be a negative influence on them.