PSYCHIATRIC, PTSD, TBI, MOBILITY, RETRIEVAL
Meet Outstanding Odin!!
Odin is a 1.5 year old, 55lbs., neutered Belgian Malinois Mix.
Odin is a super smart boy looking for a job or four! He knows sit, down, stay, kennel, give (retrieval), will bark on command, targeting, is bell trained to ask to go outside, knows how to give paw, and walks nicely on a leash.
Odin does great with dogs both larger and smaller than him. He does not play excessively rough. Odin is excited to learn new things too, making him an excellent candidate for service work!
Odin would be suited for a handler of any age (regardless of gender), who would be able to exercise her regularly. For example, 60+ minutes of activity, such as walking or jogging daily. Spending a good part of the day doing some physical activity.
Quick assessment of Odin:
- Is in good health
- Is willing to ‘snuggle’ and be held close
- Willing to be petted and touched on all parts of its body, including back legs and on the face without incident
- Makes good eye contact and holds contact for 10 seconds
- Seems to be genuinely interested it’s “person” and seeks attention
- Responds to praise and petting
- Allows hand in it’s mouth without incident
- Treat-motivated for training
- When walking, is more interested on its “person” than on other distractions (other people, dogs) – Responds to ‘leave it’
- Not easily frightened (a response to a loud noise is to be expected, but the dog should not show excessive fear)
- Is friendly, calm, and generally “laid back” around all ages of children and male and female adults
- Exhibits no excessive barking
- Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
- Absolutely no history of aggression
- Up to date on vaccinations
- Gets along with cats
We do not transport dogs as there are numerous dogs across the country that need a forever home and have the potential to be a Service Dog. Our dogs have been assessed as potential Service Dogs but have not been trained yet. That training occurs when paired with their handler. This enhances the bond between dog and owner.