Service Dog Training

We train you and your dog as a team to better your everyday life. Working with Veteran's, First Responders and now the masses

Help us so we can help them.

All donations go directly to our training program for our Veterans and First Responders.  This program helps pay for the training, equipment and other amenities that are needed.   For further questions please contact us.  

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A Veteran's Objective

York - President - Jenny - Vice President - Vander - Treasurer -

Open all hours, we train anytime or place feasible


By Appointment


7:00 am – 7:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


7:00 am – 6:00 pm


7:00 am – 6:00 pm


7:00 am – 6:00 pm



Non Veteran classes every Tuesday and Thursday.

Tiers 1, 2, and 3

AVO is now holding classes for our non - Veteran individuals who want their pet to be well trained and obedient.  Classes run every Tuesday Evening and Thursday morning.  Check the calendar for availability and book today.  

We have all seen the movies where the man's best friend is always at his side and seems to know where to go with  just  a glance.  Or that handler and dog at the local coffee shop, quietly enjoying an afternoon in the sun.  Now you can achieve this with a bit of training and persistence.  *

Just like our warriors with the right tools anything is possible.

Please book future appointments on the appointments section or you can book through Eventbrite, the link is below.

* All training and outcomes are results of handler, training, practice and persistence. 

  -All Veterans and First Responders please look at dates and times on the Events calendar and contact us for location.

Three Tier Training System

Tier 1


  • Basic obedience 
  • Seven basic commands
  • Correct collar and leash for dog and handler
  • Walking on a leash correctly
  • Proper leash corrections
  • Introduction to basic hand/arm signals
  • Establishing the Alpha role by the Handler
  • Procedures going up and down stairs, hills and maneuvering around obstacles  
  • Introduction to American Disabilities Act (ADA) 
  • Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing

Tier 2


  • Introduction to off leash 
  • Walking through doors and entry points 
  • Switching dog from one side of the handler to the other (left to right side)
  • Procedures with counters, elevators, and waiting rooms
  • Use of my "My six"
  • Use of the handicap access buttons for doors 
  • Introduction to non-verbal commands
  • Introduction to limited access training (Home Depot, Grocery Store's, Mall's and outside dining)
  • Basic shopping cart techniques 
  • Ignoring dogs and other distractions
  • Urban Good Citizen (CGCU) testing

Tier 3


  • Full urban access
  • Off leash and non-verbal commands
  • Introduction to Air Carrier Act (ACA)
  • Metal detector procedures (i.e. large venues concerts, sporting events, amusement parks)
  • Public transportation (i.e. UBER/Lyft, buses, trains)
  • TSA security procedures 
  • Inside dining and group dining 
  • Task training, specific for each Handler and Dog Team

Words from us

There is no limit to what you can do here.


At AVO we believe that no matter what your disability, no one should be limited on what they can do.  

Take the time to show the love


Training takes time and effort.  We all need a little extra encouragement.

Stay the course


Training is continuous, even after you and your dog are trained as a team you both should continue to work at improving.