MSD Owner Trained Process
STEP 1 Review our Entire Website
Please review our website in its entirety to see what we offer and how to start the process. You will find the programs we offer and the forms to start the process. We collect this information to ensure you meet our requirements. All information collected is confidential.
Please review the following documents, have your Doctor and / or Phycologist, Psychiatrist and Veterinarian fill out the following forms and return to [email protected].
Once medical forms have been returned and approved, a Muskoseepi Service Dog Owner Trained application will be sent to you.
Forms must be filled out, approved by your medical team and emailed back before correspondence will begin.
STEP 2 Interview / Evaluation
Once your paperwork has been approved, a member of our team will be in contact to set a date and time for an in-person interview and dog evaluation (part 1).
This interview / dog evaluation will take between 2 to 2.5 hours. Cost is $150.
Dogs will remain in your vehicle during the in-person interview.
STEP 3 Group Class
Attend a group class.
STEP 4 Training Commences
Group and Public classes will commence.
Step 5 In-Home Visit
In person – in home consultation. This consultation takes around one to one and a half hours. Depending on geography and weather, we may do a virtual consultation. This consultation gives us the opportunity to learn more about you, your environment and training needs.
Step 6 Training Continues
Each training team will have different needs and timelines for the Public Access Assessment.
If at anytime during training you feel you as a team are ready to challenge the assessment, a practice assessment can be scheduled. Cost $150.
This pertains to teams that have not trained with MSD as well. If you would like to set up a practice assessment please email [email protected].
Step 7 Public Access Assessment
Once training is complete it is time to make an appointment for your Public Access Assessment.
**Keep in mind, for owner trained dogs, not all dogs make It passed the evaluation process and / or between the training process and graduation.
*If your dog does not meet the requirements for a service dog in training, we can assist you in finding a suitable prospect.
Fully Trained Service Dog Process
Step 1 Review our Entire Website
Please review our website in its entirety to see what we offer and how to begin our process. You will find the information and forms to start the process. We collect this information to ensure you meet our requirements. All information collected is strictly confidential.
Please review the following documents, have your Doctor and / or Phycologist, Psychiatrist fill out the following forms and return to [email protected].
Forms must be filled out and approved by your medical team for correspondence to begin.
Please check back in fall 2024 for fully trained service dogs.
Step 2 MSD Application
Once medical forms have been returned and approved, MSD application will be sent via Canada Post.
Step 3 Phone Interview
Once Muskoseepi Service Dogs Application has been returned a date and time will be set for a phone interview.
Step 4 In-Home Consultation
In person – in home consultation. Depending on geography and weather, we may do a virtual consultation. This consultation gives us the opportunity to learn more about you, your environment and needs.
Step 5 Team Training
We will contact you to set up dates for team training.
*Please note, team training takes from 5 to 10 full business days depending on your experience.
Step 6 Graduation
Completing Team Training is something to celebrate!
Step 7 In-Home Visit
Service dog teams, once your dog has been placed with you and between 4 to 8 weeks, your trainer will do an in-home visit to see how you are progressing and answer any questions or concerns.
Due to geography and weather a phone consultation may take place of the in-home visit.