Searchlight Service Dogs obtains pure bred puppies from ethically responsible registered breeders. Puppies are temperament tested and selected by us to ensure a greater likelihood of success. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered prior to placement.
We do not use puppy raisers, instead, puppies are placed directly with our professional trainers where they begin their training at 8 weeks of age. Puppies are raised in the trainers' homes as part of their families from the very beginning. They are exposed to various social environments while they learn obedience skills and the foundation of what will become their task skillset.
Our Psychiatric Service Dog program is specifically designed to offer our clients the highest quality Service Dogs in the industry.
Although based in the Province of Ontario, with the lack of Provincial Legislation, our Service Dogs are trained to meet the provincial standards set out by the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
British Columbia Service Dog Standards:
Alberta Service Dog Standards:
Ontarians With Disabilities Act:
Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act:
Human Rights Code: