Puppies Training To Become Service Dogs Can Already Do So Much By The Time They’re 12 Weeks Old!Ashley Maisano
Service dogs are so incredibly smart, and they begin training at such a young age. Dogs as young as four weeks old start training to be service dogs for people with disabilities, and by 12 weeks old, they already have an understanding of how to help people.
This puppy in the video below is just one of many puppy prodigies who are learning to be service dogs. He already knows how to turn on lights, deliver packages, and even open doors.
According to Psychiatric Service Dog Partners, it generally takes one to two years to train a service dog. The dog must be trained to mitigate your disability, and must behave appropriately in public to avoid being removed. This means there are two main facets of service dog training: public access behaviors, and disability-related work and tasks.
Watch this adorable little service-dog-in-training in the video below. I promise he will make you melt. And he’s so smart to boot!