Titer Tests

Titer Tests
06 March, 2018

Titer Tests

As a policy we do not accept Titer tests for our training classes or for assistance dogs. All puppies and dogs must be vaccinated as per the vaccination schedule. An acceptable protocol for Adult dogs is either  a C5 yearly or a triennial vaccination. Triennial – The C3 part of the C5 is given every three...

When do I get a training vest for my dog?
18 December, 2017

When do I get a training vest for my dog?

You are able to obtain a Learner Vest for your assistance dog after they meet certain criterion: they must be over 6 months They must be desexed We have to have done an initial assessment to determine suitability In -home  booklets and record tasks have to have been completed. You will then have this coat...

Why Choose Positive Response To Train With
30 August, 2017

Why Choose Positive Response To Train With

Many people often compare pricing when looking for a puppy school or a trainer. They forget to ask the most important question. What qualifications does the person or the business have. In  Australia the qualifications for a trainer are a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services. Only a vet who has completed further training can call...

Can I Train My Own Dog And Only Come To You For A Public Access Test?
15 August, 2017

Can I Train My Own Dog And Only Come To You For A Public Access Test?

While many people train their own dogs or train with other trainers, we still need to ensure the training you have done meets the standards required of a public access test as we work under the rules of GHAD in Queensland. This means working with specific legislation. to ensure  consistency across the board. For this...

How Much Does It Cost To Train Up An Assistance Dog?
15 August, 2017

How Much Does It Cost To Train Up An Assistance Dog?

In order to cost for training there are a lot of variable .We have provided you with pricing guidelines: Starting with a puppy:  Puppies are strongly encouraged to start in classes and do parts 1-2-3 of training. Once desexed at the 6 months of age they then must be re assessed. if assessed as suitable...

How Can I Train My Dog In Public If I Can’t Go Into Shopping Centers Yet?
15 August, 2017

How Can I Train My Dog In Public If I Can’t Go Into Shopping Centers Yet?

Prior to gong into centres where only an assistance dog is allowed your dog must: Be assessed as suitable  to become an assistance dog must be trained in basic exercises  must be trained around external areas such as sidewalks of shops so that they become comfortable around people, trolleys and other general noises. must be...

Do You Recommend Any Breeders For A Potential Service Dog?
15 August, 2017

Do You Recommend Any Breeders For A Potential Service Dog?

Yes we do: We have had some beautifully bred labradoodles with amazing temperaments that are perfect for this role. They ar from these breeders below. Ga Ga Labradoodles http://www.gagalabradoodles.com/ Tallai labradoodles. http://www.tallai-australian-labradoodles.com/   

What Breed Of Dog Can I Have?
15 August, 2017

What Breed Of Dog Can I Have?

There is no specific breed. The breed will depend on you and your requirements. Assistance dogs come in many shapes and sizes and may look different to other assistance dogs previously experienced by the public. Clients  are supported to find a suitable dog, train and eventually pass a public access test. We have found that...

Why Do I Have To Register With MindDog?
15 August, 2017

Why Do I Have To Register With MindDog?

Here is Queensland we work under legislation that requires certain procedures. This makes it easy for you and your pet once qualified to move around with ease in the state. We are partnered with MindDog and they look  after all registrations. The team at positive response look after your training needs and public access tests.

Who Are MindDog?
15 August, 2017

Who Are MindDog?

MindDog Australia http://minddog.org.au/  is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to help people procure, train and accredit psychiatric assistance dogs.