The SDI Difference
Since 1988, we have worked to turn dogs that are homeless to heroes.
We also partner with Guide Dogs for the Blind to adopt their career change dogs.
We are proud to help each dog in our care find its true calling in life.
Positive Training Methods
SDI uses positive reinforcement training methods such as treats, praise, petting, toy and fun behaviors to shape behaviors into helpful tasks. We never use punishment or force. We base our training on a foundation of trust with the dogs. Watch out dogs working – you’ll see lots of wagging tails!
Clients receive dogs free of charge, thanks to you, our incredible supporters. SDI matches each dog to its new partner and custom trains the dog to perform specific tasks requested by the client. After Team Training week at our campus, SDI provides 13 weeks of in-home training in the client’s home, workplace or school and community.
SDI maintains contact with clients throughout the lifetime of the dog. We are only an email or phone call away to answer graduates’ questions and problem solve. We also administer an annual public access certification exam to make sure each team maintains their public work skills.
We rely on donations to train our dogs.
Won’t you consider making a tax deductible donation today?