You are matched up with a Recipient of the Service Dog by
area and/or experience of the disability of the Recipient.
If you have knowledge of the Recipient's disability then you
would be a good candidate to foster their dog.
In most cases you will be a part of helping the Recipient
to find a puppy/dog. You can take part in the testing of the
You are trained with the puppy/dog and the Recipient in obedience
training, and socializing the dog. When the puppy/dog is ready
you will learn how to teach him/her advanced tasks. These
task are specific to the Recipient's needs.
By spending time with the Recipient you will be better able
to teach and direct the puppy/dog as well as give the Recipient
and puppy/dog time to bond and spend time together.
You might be asked to attend a Support Group meeting with
the Recipient, go shopping, or go to their home.