K9s 4 Mobility
Michelle Woerner....................... ...
Michelle Woerner, Director and Trainer with K9s 4 Mobility stops by to visit with Marcie and Whistle about how she trains, places and supports Assistance Dog Partnerships. Michelle gives us the scoop about how her agency gets 50% of their dogs from local shelter/rescue programs and how they work with individuals who want to train their own assistance dog. Plus, Michelle talks about her work as an Accreditation Surveyor with Assistance Dogs International!
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Founded in March 2012, K9s 4 Mobility, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of others through the training, placement and support of Assistance Dog Partnerships.
K9s 4 Mobility, Inc. received 501c3 non-profit status in August, 2013. In March 2015,we had trained and placed ten assistance dogs, enriching the lives of their owners by enhancing their mobility, increasing their independence and confidence, and providing devoted companionship. Our future plans include placing four to five assistance dog teams per year, and then to increase assistance dog team placements by one to two each year.
We have established an owner-trained assistance dog training program that is offered to those wishing to train their own assistance dog under the supervision of a certified assistance dog trainer. One accepted into the owner-trained program, the person must be willing to travel to K9s 4 Mobility's training facility multiple times before certification of the team. K9s 4 Mobility, Inc. is proud to offer training and support to any assistance dog team, regardless of where the dog was obtained.