AVKC Member Trains & Certifies Service Dog
Argos will be 4 years old in August 2019, but today he passed the exam/evaluation by the BC Guide & Service Dog Division of the Justice Institute to become a Service Dog for Tasha Lee.
Tasha got Argos as a puppy and started with Basic Obedience Training. Argos showed potential to become a Service Dog and Tasha researched the requirements of taking on such a task.
It is not just teaching your dog to sit, down, stay, come, etc. There are over 40 skills they must master to become a service dog. It takes a lot of time and patience. Tasha persevered through the training despite struggling with her health issues.
Argos now “officially” works for Tasha to aid her in her day-to-day tasks.
When you see them in the community, please keep your distance. As much as everyone loves to acknowledge and pet a well behaved dog, Argos has a job to do and he can not do his job if he is distracted. (Tasha will thank you for your understanding.)
Congratulations on this milestone event!