All of our dogs come from local shelters or rescue groups. As they are not all capable of being service dogs, they receive an extensive evaluation. If they do not make it through training, we find a loving forever home for them.
Ranger Dog Training works with these rescued dogs, addressing behavior problems such as jumping, nipping, or any other issues they are exhibiting. These prospective service dogs will go through an intense training class to help our veterans start a new career in the dog training field.
Initially, the dogs are placed in foster homes where they are socialized and acclimated to home life and public and social surroundings. When they are ready, they are paired with a veteran who trains them under our supervision and direction. The process takes approximately 18 months, but the veterans becomes involved with his or her dog early on.