414 Gregory Fork Rd Richlands, NC 28574 252-424-2338 anytimedogtrainers@gmail.com Sat and Sunday 8:00 am - 7:30pm Mon - Friday 6:30 am-7:30 pm

Other Services

Dogs are also trained for special purposes such as dog sports , including but not limited to competition obedience, dog agility ,herding , tracking , trailing and flyball; and to undertake particular roles such as detection dogs , assistance dogs , hunting dogs , police dogs , SAR (search and rescue dogs ) or guard dogs . Not sure what you need, or what it costs? We can explain what services are right for you and tell you more about our fees. Get in touch below.

Service Dog Training

A service dog helps a person with a disability lead a more independent life. According to the  American with Disabilities Act (ADA), a “service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.”

“Work or task” means the dog must be trained to take a specific action when needed to assist the person with a disability. The task performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.

“Disability” is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of an individual.

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Service Dog Training Preparation

This program is designed to prepare your dog for service.

The training will be focus on the skills necessary to make your dog a great service dog.

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Service dogs assist individuals with a disability other than those related to vision or hearing. This includes dogs trained to work with people who use wheelchairs, have balance issues, have autism, need seizure alert or response, need to be alerted to other medical issues like low blood sugar, or have psychiatric disabilities.

Is Your Dog Qualified to Be a Service Dog?

Not every dog can be a service dog. Regardless of breed, all service dogs need a special set of qualities in order to be reliable in their work. These characteristics include:

  • Calm but friendly
  • Alert but not reactive
  • Able to be touched by anyone, including strangers
  • Willingness to please
  • Tendency to follow you around
  • Socialized to many different situations and environments
  • Ability to learn quickly and retain information

Tracking / Trailing

What exactly is a Trailing or Tracking dog trained to do ?

A trailing or tracking dog is trained to locate an individual by following a scent trail. Some breeds commonly used for trailing or tracking work are Bloodhounds, Labradors, German Shepherd’s, Belgiam Malinois and other types of hound breeds. A variety of other breeds can be used as well as long as the dog has the proper drive. 

Just for fun Trailing

This is more of an output for dogs that already have obedience to have a fun “job” to do. This also helps with building a stronger bond with the dog and the handler as well as helping some nervous dogs build confidence!

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Search and Rescue

It may seem like a dog obsessively focused on play would make a poor working dog, but for search-and-rescue work, this is actually an ideal trait. A dog that will chase a tennis ball for hours would probably walk through 10 feet of snow, over a mountain and down a rocky embankment that makes his paws bleed to find it — and get someone to throw it for him again. For this S.A.R dog, locating the origin of a human scent would mean a game of “find the ball.” This is the basis of S.A.R training associating human scent with something the dog wants very badly.

The central jobs of a S.A.R dog are to find a human scent (“find it”) and effectively alert his handler to its location. S.A.R training assures that a dog can complete these tasks in all conditions, regardless of weather or distractions. Depending on the dog’s specialty area, his core training may also include the recall-find (“show me”), in which he finds a person, returns to his handler and then leads the handler back to the person, or victim loyalty, in which the dog stays with the person and alerts his handler by barking.

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Dual Purpose – K9 narcotics dogs

Each of these dogs is a fully-trained K9 police dog skilled in tracking; handler protection; off-leash obedience; article, area and building search; and criminal apprehension.

In the narcotics detection part of their dual purpose training, we only make use of real drugs, not pseudo drug scents:  this is vital for when K9 officers are to testify their narcotics dog only hits on illegal substances.

At Anytime Dog Training , K9 dogs are taught to detect marijuana, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine’s.

When a dog locates drugs, it will signal the find with a passive alert.

When training narcotics dogs, we never allow them physical contact with the drugs; they are trained only to detect the scent of the drugs.

Dual Purpose – K9 bomb detection dogs

For bomb detection, dogs are trained with real explosive materials, not simulated scents.

These dogs are fully-trained K9s with the advantage of being bomb sniffing dogs.

Each dog learns to detect the unique scent of different explosive materials. By the end of their training, a dog will be able to detect approximately 15 different combinations of explosive materials.

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