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Canine Assistance Puerto Rico

Serving San Juan, Bayamon, Caguas, Dorado, Humacao,  Rio Grande, & Surrounding Areas.  Live online island wide.

Call or text: 939-200-2150




Are you looking to train your own service dog?  Start your journey towards a stronger bond with your loyal companion. Space is limited.

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The Service Dog for people with mental disabilities

The positioning of service dogs for individuals with mental disabilities along side other service dogs is often deemed appropriate due to the specific task required for individuals with Post Traumatic Stress symptoms (PTS or PTSD) or parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 


Tasks to assist with activities of daily living (ADL) such as opening doors, aiding in getting dressed, retrieving medicine, are not commonly needed by our clients. 

Our training of service dogs is aimed at promoting independence and self sufficiency otherwise known as building resilience, including supporting mobility.  This goal is no different from that of a service dog trained for ADL tasks or guide dogs. 


It is a misconception that we train service dogs with a therapeutic purpose. Mislabeling them as therapy dogs, psychosocial dogs, or service dogs on social media can create misleading expectations.

Our primary focus is on the well-being of the dog.  To understand the practical implications of our approach, please refer to details provided here


Explore the meaningful impact a service dog can have on individuals with PTS symptoms and parents of children with ASD as well as the expectations regarding their capabilities, outlined for both by submitting your dog assessment today.  It is free and there is no obligation to sign up for training


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Solutions For...

Individuals with Post Traumatic Stress symptoms

Parents of autistic or special needs children

Strengthening the health and performance of service dogs 

Therapy or Service dogs with reactivity toward other dogs, people, and/or things

A Chance To Thrive: The Service Dog

At Canine Assistance Puerto Rico your dog gets the best, and so do you.

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How The Program Works

  • Step 1 clients complete their self dog assessment, in order to determine suitability for service dog work. The cost of the assessment is $0. Submit electronically then you'll be automatically redirected to our calendar.

  • Step 2 once on the calendar schedule a 45 minute appointment to discuss your assessment and get details of where your dog fits into our programs.

  • Step 3 You work with Certified Behavior Consultants and create a customized road map to relief with a mix of one on one and group sessions.

  • Step 4 your behavior coach will guide you through the process supporting you as you learn how to change the way your dog feels about new environmental challenges to becoming a service dog.

Why Work With Us?

  • Experts in Behavior training.

  • Hundreds of cases resolved.

  • Compassionate ethical training methods

  • Proven results without harsh methods.

  • Plans customized to you.

  • Unparalleled support.

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The Process

It all begins with a no obligation free consultation. 

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What's an Initial Screening?

It's where we set aside time to speak with you by phone to discover:

  • how a Service Dog could help you in your daily life

  •  How to train a suitable service dog candidate.

Calls last between 45 - 60 minutes


Why do it?

The best way for us to get to know your dog is from you the owner!  The details you give us in your assessment of your dog help us get to know you and your dog(s) without the hassle of traveling across town.  Your dog remains stress free and everyone is on time!  


How do I schedule?

Select Contact tab and complete the self dog assessment directly from our website. Then submit it electronically. Upon submission you will be automatically directed to our calendar that will allow you to choose a convenient day and time for you to have your dog evaluated by phone, then select "Complete Appointment."

  • Check your inbox for the confirmation email with  instructions to prepare for your Free Evaluation

To keep initial screenings free we conduct them via telephone.

Real Stories That'll Make You Howl!

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"...We are really really glad and really grateful with what we received especially the skills that we received during the process.  In our case we needed the skills because we have a flight and for us we believed it was a short time for my dog to be trained because we had like 5 weeks to train our dog to be able to behave in a plane and in an airiport and at the beginning we did not know if we had enought time to do that.
 Basically we received all the not only the training but the skills and the information to understand the process.   I think that the training was not for the dog, the training really was for us. So we are the ones who are trained to understand our dog.  To know what the dog wants and also to help the dog to manage their emotion, and that was very very helpful. 
After we finished the four classes we feel that we better understand our dog.  We feel that we can understand what she is feeling actually what she wants to communicate with us and we feel a lot more prepared.  For us it has been a blessing to work with T.  Her attitude is unique, she has the patience and the attitude and she is always smiling and always explain, 1, 2, 3, 4 times until we get it.  So she has the skills also, I am talking about T, the skills to let us understand the process.  For us we can recommend for anybody who needs some tools in order to understand better their dog. 
We had a training before when we bought Mia, when she was like 3/4 months and we had a trainer and basically that training was based on punishment actually and based on fear and this is totally different. 
This is based on relaxation, understanding the dog, and the dog understanding what we want to say, so it is a total new experience for us even though we have a great relationship with Mia, and Mia is a very very lovely dog and we have no problem at all with her.  We just want to be sure that she is prepared for the trip that we have ahead and now we are very confident that we will have a great trip.  That she will behave and we will help her to behave correctly and I am sure this is the first one of several times that we will travel with her.  Thank you T for your time and Thank you T for your patience, Thank you for being so responsible and even punctual.  You came to every one of our appointments right on the point so Thank you for your professionalism and we recommend Canine Assistance to everyone."

~ Samuel & Rose Mary 

Working Hours

We come to you to start training where it is convenient. Please be sure to input an address, we can Waze to or Whatsapp your pin. For BootCamps we limit the times for pick up and drop offs. Currently we are open for pickup/drop-off Sunday or Monday from 9am-11am.  We are around all day, however, we are busy either caring for the dogs, providing extra services, or training.


Please do not just drop by – if we are with another client, we will not be able to break away for you.

Sunday – Thursday:  9AM – 4:30PM

Friday:  By appointment only

Saturday:  By appointment only

We are CLOSED on the following holidays for 2024:

  • Memorial Day Weekend: May 25th – May 27th

  • Independence Day: July 4th

  • Labor Day Weekend: Aug 31st – Sept 2nd

  • Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov 28th – Nov 29th

  • Christmas Eve: Dec 24

  • Christmas Day: Dec 25


Virtual Serving area:

Island wide and United States

In-Home Serving areas:

San Juan, Carolina, Dorado, Guaynabo, Caguas, Bayamón, Rio Piedras, JuncosRio Grande, Luquillo, Fajardo, Humacao, & Surrounding areas 

Are You Ready To Get Back Fulfillmentand Independence in Your Life?

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