ASA Service Dogs provides a wide range of fully trained Service Dogs to individuals needing support to enhance daily function, incident intervention and recovery, and improve overall quality of life. Each of our Dogs receives targeted training to meet the specific needs of their unique recipient.
A large part of our mission is to create awareness and education, which is why we host an array of free educational events, workshops for the community that are accessible to people with disabilities, training classes for our Jr. Trainer’s Club members, and one-on-one mentoring for our Puppy Raisers.
Amanda is the founder, operator, and training director of ASA Service Dogs, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Service Dog training, education, and placement organization. She has been training dogs professionally for over 16 years, following a childhood spent “training” the neighborhood’s dogs.
Amanda is an avid, lifelong animal lover. She is passionate about helping others and creating awareness about Service Dogs and the good work they do through training and education. After spending many years training dogs, she realized the need for quality, specially trained Service Dogs. Amanda has been able to fulfill her dual desire to work with dogs and help people with the founding of ASA Service Dogs.
Understanding that education begins with young people, Amanda began ASA’s Jr. Trainer’s Club and Puppy Raiser programs. The Jr. Trainer’s Club and Puppy Raiser programs further the socialization and training of ASA’s dogs while educating and creating awareness in the community. Amanda’s talent in working with young people shines through in the Jr. Trainer’s and Puppy Raiser programs by creating and growing their confidence, providing them with real skills in dog training.
- CGC Certification
- Therapy Preparatory Classes
- Scent Detection; bedbugs, peanuts, narcotics, explosives,
- Article searches, and instructing nose-work classes
- Service Dog Tasks
- House Pet Manners
- Deaf Dog Training
- Basic & Advanced Obedience
- K9 Fitness Instruction
- Marker Training
- Aggression Rehabilitation; aggression towards food, other dogs, and people