Assessments for Independent Assistance Dogs
Public Access Assessments for Independent Assistance Dogs are as follows;
$500 for up to 2 hrs hours of assessment including cafes, shops etc
$50 travel costs per hour from Mudgee, NSW to clients destination return and any travel over 30minutes return from motel accommodation in clients town.
$200 Accommodation costs nightly
$50 daily charge for assessors meals
What you will receive once accredited;
A letter to say you have passed the PADS - Public Access Assessment
A copy of the Assessment conducted
You will supply your own harness or jacket.
An ID card with their name, their dogs name and the dogs microchip number on it for identification purposes and a "valid till" date and signed by a PADS assessor.
Training of Independent Assistance Dogs
If you require help with training your assistance dog, the majority of the training will be done by you with my mentorship.
Training costs for an Independent Assistance Dog are as follows;
$110 per 1hr of training or assessments of videos sent to me, zoom sessions, in home sessions or training in Mudgee CBD, NSW
$50 travel costs per hr return trip to the clients destination including the above costs such as motel etc as above if you were aving an assessment.
Training Packages are available
These packages are useful for those who would like more training at less cost or thinking of getting someone a present to help them train their dog.
3 Package - Cost $300
The package is made up of an initial training session up to 3 x 1hr sessions with your dog.
This package is valid for 2 months from the date of purchase.
5 Package - Cost $500
The package is made up of an initial training session up to 5 x 1hr sessions with your dog.
This package is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.
10 Package - Cost $1000
The package is made up of an initial 10 x 1 hr sessions with your dog.
This package is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
15 Package - Cost $1500
The package is made up of 15 x 1 hr sessions with your dog.
This package is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Travel is $50 per hr round trip if outside of Mudgee CBD per visit. (Please discuss further if there is to be a regular booking for a discount for travel)
Independent Assessment of Assistance Dogs
What is an Independent Assistance Dog
This is an assistance dog and their owner who would like an assessment done for their own piece of mind or as a requirement for their NSW Transport Permit or another reason.
An assistance animal is a trained support designed to facilitate the participation of people with disability in accessing various aspects of personal and public life. They are sometimes mistaken as a pet but provide an essential function for some people with disability.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) in Section 9, sets out the legal definition of an assistance animal as a dog or other animal that:
(a) is accredited under a State or Territory law to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effects of disability; or
(b) is accredited by an animal training organisation prescribed in the regulations; or
(c) is trained to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effect of the disability and meets standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate for an animal in a public place.