To become part of Soldier Dogs for Independence, you will need to fulfill some basic requirements:

  • Application
  • Written approval by your doctor
  • Interview discussing your needs, an appropriate dog, your application and answering questions
  • Join the 20 week program offered by TriState K9 University, Inc. (Class meets once a week for one hour.)
  • Passing of the TSK9U program
  • Passing of the AKC Canine Good Citizen
  • Passing of the PublicAccess Test (PAT)
  • Receiving the US Service Dog Certification

We will assist you in every way we can to ensure you meet these requirements.