• teaching basic and advanced service and facility dog task work
• maintaining paperwork and reports on service dog's progress
• participating in Saint Francis events
• assisting with testing of other service dogs in training
• attending public demonstrations and weekly training classes, and
• partner matching and travel to and from partners' homes throughout our service area.
Training
Saint Francis Service Dogs spend up to one year in advanced training learning the skills to become a service dog. Saint Francis employs expert and motivated dog trainers to teach service dogs in training the tasks performed by a service dog.

Trainers are responsible for:
Saint Francis thanks Purina for their support
In order to become a Saint Francis Trainer, it is important to volunteer for Saint Francis. Interested second and third-time puppy raisers are considered first for available apprenticeships in the Saint Francis Field Trainer program.

For information on volunteering as a Puppy Raiser, please see our Puppy Raiser page.
For questions or additional information about Saint Francis Service Dogs contact us at info@saintfrancisdogs.org or call 540.342.DOGS (3647).

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