Open Range Pups Phase 3 Service Training Program
Phase 3 Service Dog Program: this program is developed to accomplish module (autism, diabetic, etc) specific goals. Alternatively Phase 3 can also be custom developed to tailor to the needs of the client and their household.
Phase 3 Handler Goals
In Service Dog Phase 3 Training, Open Range will train each pup for specific task, behavior or obedience goals that are tailored to each clients needs.
Phase 3 Master Skills
During Phase 3 Open Range will develop custom criteria for customers and their Service Dog.
- During Phase 3 Open Range will build a program that fits the needs of the client
- Open Range will achieve as many tasks, obedience, or behavioral skills as possible while the pup is in our care
- Open Range will provide a minimum accomplishment list (goals) for each client that we expect the pup to be proficient in by the end of Phase 3 (if we don't accomplish the minimum in time we will continue to work with the pup until each minimum goal is accomplished)
- If the pup in training exceeds expectations we will continue the training to advance the pup with as many new and practical skills that are applicable to the clients needs
To get a complete idea of the types of Modules and Goals that your pup can achieve, refer to the most appropriate page that would most closely meet your requirements. You can also refer to the Multi-Purpose Assistance Dog page to view an in-depth list of pup possibilities.
In Phase 3 there are no tests. A service dog; although they are not tested for completeness, is any dog that can perform just 1 task specific to the conditional needs of the handler, team, or home. At this point every pup will be on their own path to accomplish specific goals that meet the needs of the owner. The simplest way that we have found to "test" the dog is to "proof" the dog. Proofing means that we (Open Range) will demonstrate the agreed upon tasks live and on video for the client.
Phase 3 Costs
Phase 3 costs include the combined costs of the Open Range Online Pup Academy + Phase 1 + Phase 2 + Phase 3
*Puppy Play Time is a no-work environment for your puppy to act like a puppy and still learn appropriate behavioral skills. Relieve stress, get rid of energy, learn proper etiquette, get comfortable in different public settings, outings in marketplaces, and more.
Service Dog Variable Costs
With Purchase Of Open Range Pup: this variable means that you HAVE purchased your pup through Open Range Pups.
Open Range Approved Pup: this variable means that you HAVE NOT purchased your pup through Open Range Pups. Open Range MUST approve pups admitted into our Service Dog Training Academy.
Travel To Colorado: if you plan to visit Open Range Pups and participate in our hands-on training course, offered as part of your training package, than make sure and account for airfare, hotels and local travel.
Food: the puppy parent/owner is responsible for the cost of the food. Open Range Pups only feeds Taste Of The Wild dog food or PawTree dog food. If you choose to use Taste Of The Wild than Open Range will feed the appropriate type of dog food for age, weight, and health condition. Fees are variable, but start at $45/month.
If you choose to feed PawTree than you may order through our PawTree portal where you can customize your food, the puppies name on the label, and any additional treats or probiotic/supplement add-ons.
Grooming: Open Range does NOT provide grooming services free of charge. You may arrange for grooming services through the Puppy Portal through Open Range or even choose a different local provider and Open Range will transport the pup to their appointment.
Merchandise: order puppy toys, beds, bones, and more for your pup through the Puppy Portal.
A La Carte Services
AKC Therapy Dog Test: Open Range will arrange for the AKC Therapy Dog test at a location certified to perform the test. A staff member will accompany your dog and perform the function of the handler to accomplish successful completion of the test. This service is available for $435.
Health Tracker: track the daily health and activity of your pup with a FitBark. Costs include the price of your choice of FitBark plus $15 per/month.
Live Pup Chat: technology is rapidly evolving and Open Range would like to offer you new ways to communicate with your pup. See your pup live, they can see you, talk to them, help them get to know your voice(s), even give commands and electronically distribute treats. Costs start at $45 per/month plus the cost of supplemental treats of your choosing.
Service Dog Financing
Open Range has financing options available for Service Dog clients. Open Range Service Dog Financing will cover up-to 70% of the total Tuition Costs associated with your Service Dog Training Programs. Open Range DOES NOT finance dogs or puppies.