|Dogs in Training
Little Angels Service Dogs can take up to two
years before they are ready to give
independence to someone with a disability,
depending on the dog's personality and what
tasks they will need to perform.
Our dogs go through three phases of training.
Each dog is placed with a foster/volunteer who
trains the dog daily and takes them on weekly
field trips for public socialization. Our dogs are
only placed with fosters who have graduated,
or are enrolled in, our Apprenticeship Service
Dog Program which takes a minimum of one
year of detailed training to graduate. This is
advantageous for the dog because they are
living in the volunteer's home so they can be
spoiled and loved in a family environment
similar to the home they will have with their
future disabled handler. The dog is also under
training supervision by a professional and
educated dog trainer, preventing any behavior
problems and finishing the dog's training at an
earlier age than traditional schools. Dogs in
training come to our facility twice a week, and
attend regular Little Angels Service Dog Clinics
so they can be assessed for temperament,
socialization and training skills.
After a dog graduates from this period of
training, they are off to Boarding School. The
loving volunteer says goodbye to their
doggy-apprentice and brings them to live at the
Little Angels facility where they will receive
lessons each day to perfect their advanced
obedience and specialized assistance tasks.
We offer a cage-free environment for all day
play between sessions.
It is time for the Little Angels Service Dog to
meet their new best friend - the person they
were destined to help. This is a very exciting
time; the disabled party has waited months,
and sometimes even years to finally receive
their companion. During Team Training both
dog and handler learn to work together as a
team. This is usually a two week process, with
lessons everyday. Before too long they are as
close as any two souls can be, with a lifetime of
companionship before them.
As you can see there is a lot of work that goes
into each service dog that leaves Little Angels.
We rely heavily on financial support in order to
provide these dogs. We are a non-profit 501c3
organization. Your donation is tax deductible to
the fullest extent of the law. If you are able to
help us in this cause please visit our
|A Training Session with a Little Angels Dog
|A Field Trip to the
|"That's it! Bring it here."
|"Guin, I need help. Go get the phone."
|"Good girl! Give it."
|Good girl! Such a smart dog!"
|Our Kennel is Cage-Free
for all-day play
between training sessions.
|Learning and seeing
new things everyday.
|Two new Labrador litters are due Summer
2014, so check back soon for adorable new
We are always adding to our Little Angels
Family by searching through our local rescues
and shelters for dogs who display outstanding
personalities and the desire to work!