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What is a service animal?

Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.

Service dogs may be any breed and size, and must adhere to strict etiquette on top of their tasking duties. Prospects must be completely sound and free from fearfulness or aggression.

Let's Get Started!
There are a bunch of ways we can help, and everyone's situation is a bit different.From answering questions to a full program we are here to help you on your service dog journey any way we can! 

If you are looking for more information on service dogs/not sure where to start: 
Please call the office at 203.490.6604 to speak directly to a trainer who is happy to answer all your questions.

- If you are in need of a service dog and do not currently have one:
Please visit our service dog application page, once the application form is complete, one of our trainers will reach out to you within 48 hours to discuss your needs.

"I have a SDit and am looking for help training my current dog"
Please fill out the form below and one of our trainers will reach out to you within 48 hours to talk about how we can help. 

Service animals are a passion project for us here at HOGC. We understand that the cost associated with a service dog can be a deterrent and we have built our programs with that in mind. We have assisted owner-trainers in finishing their dogs, and we also have a start-to-finish program. We have trained many tasks and specialize in psychiatric service dogs.


Fill out the form below so we can talk about how we can help you mitigate your disability(ies) with the assistance of a service dog! 

I understand a service dog is only part of managing my disability and has been reccomended by a treating clinician. Before any work will begin, I understand I will need to provide HOGC with a letter reccomending a service dog as part of my treatment plan.

Thank you! A trainer will reach out to your shortly.

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