All questions should be answered for the person wishing to partner with a working dog. If that is a child or a person under your guardianship, answer all questions with the word "you" about them.
NOTE: A $150 application fee is required with the submission of the intake packet. Application fees can be paid via PayPal (to email@example.com ) or via invoice upon request. Intake packets are not reviewed until application fee is paid.
Team Training is typically a 10-14 day process. It includes intensive classroom work and multiple field sessions. You can expect Team Training to take 4-8 hours every day throughout the process. The length of Team Training depends on the type of dog, the disability in question, and the individuals themselves.
There are two options regarding Team Training. You may travel to Lifeline Assistance Dog headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona, or you may request that a LAD staff member travel to your home. If you travel to LAD headquarters, you are responsible for your own room and board, and transportation. If we travel to you, you are responsible for our lodging (must be pre-arranged and program approved), travel (must be pre arranged and program approved), transport and a $300.00 stipend. The stipend must be provided at least 3-5 days prior to the start of Team Training.
Lodging must consist of a stay in a 3-star or better hotel for the entire duration of Team Training session. Alternate arrangements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All lodging and travel arrangements must be made in advance of your Team Training session and for two dogs, your service dog and a LAD demo dog.
After you submit your application, along with the application fee, one of our staff members will be in touch shortly. If you have any questions in the meantime, please shoot us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org .