Service Therapy Alert Training Inc (STAT) is a 501c3 non-profit organization setup to evaluate, train, test, and certify Assistant dogs for people with conditions ( physical, mental, or emotional) that can be mitigated by the use of a trained dog.
Our goal at STAT is to train dogs with high level skills in order to full-fill their job, whether that is as a Service Dog, Therapy Dog, or Alert Dog. (We will use the term Assistant Dog referring to any of those jobs.) At STAT, we will help develop, train, and certify dogs that pass all 4 levels of our program.
These levels are:
Foundation and Home Skills are developing good manners and basic obedience.
Community and Public Access is continuing to develop obedience skills outside the home environment. Building attention and focus under distractions
Service Tasks is teaching the dogs to retrieve items for owners, open doors, turn on switches, or alert to physical or emotional needs.
Level T is our Temperament qualification.The main criteria for a successful Assistant dog is its temperament. The appropriate temperament for an Assistant Dog is one that is alert, but non-reactive to its environment, people or other animals. With a structured environment, training, and maturing many dogs can achieve Level T.
Reece is a Labrador Retriever in training to become a diabetic alert dog for Gavin, a 12 year old young man with Type 1 Diabetes. Reece at 10 weeks marking odor. If you would like to support Reece’s training please click the Donate Button above.