Poodles require regular grooming, particularly if they are in the public eye frequently as a service dog. We provide local grooming services as well as tips and tricks if you'd like to groom your own dog.
Heritage Service Dogs is a cross-disability organization
We provide AKC registered standard poodle puppies and training resources for medical, physical, psychological, therapy, emotional support and companion dogs.
Service dogs enrich the lives of the disabled, by giving them freedom and independence, heritages that we all hold dear.
We are committed to providing top quality standard poodle puppies bred specifically for service work. These dogs are bred for temperament, intuition, structure, health and longevity for many generations. Our puppies instinctively start picking up on changes in your body chemistry and behaviors typically within the first few weeks of placement, working competently in public by 6 to 8 months and can pass the public access test by around a year of age.
The "parti" poodles are a combination of white mixed with another color.
Our training program starts at birth followed by an online service dog training assistance program. We specialize in assisting the disabled handler to train their own service dog, taking them step by step through the program. We utilize the stages of physical, emotional, and social development during this training.
Service Dogs - a legal definition used for a dog that has been specifically trained to assist a disabled person at home or in public.
Therapy Animals - used by their owner to give comfort to others. They are not allowed the same access as a service dog.
Emotional Support Animal - an animal prescribed to give comfort to a disabled person at home.
Family Pet, Companion Animal - no prescription needed.
Disabilities limit our ability to function on our own. A well trained Service Dog can help you regain independence, and self reliance.
There are many types and degrees of disability. Your situation is like no other. We do not train dogs for a disability. Our goal is to provide the instruction so you can help your dog meet your specific disability needs.
Here is a short list of things a service dog can be trained to do.
Assisting with manual tasks: seeing, hearing, eating, retrieval, sleeping, walking, standing, stabilizing, pulling a wheelchair, bending, reaching, lifting, self care assistance, breathing, getting assistance, protecting during seizures, etc.
Assisting with cognitive skills: learning, thinking, concentration, calming, communication, remembering, working.
They can also alert to medical and mental conditions long before they would otherwise be apparent: diabetes, seizure disorders, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, asthma, anaphylaxis, hypertension, avoiding alergens, etc.