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Service Dog Training in Nebraska

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What You Need to Know About Service Dog Training

Service dogs have a variety of tasks, and many of them can respond to life or death situations. Service dog trainers perform an incredibly difficult task where the stakes are extremely high. Assistance dogs take a long time to train since their roles are very detailed and they must be precise. Your assistance dog will need to spot the difference between physical conditions that are normal and those that may require lifesaving assistance.

Why It's Necessary to Train Service Dogs

The laws make special accommodations for service dogs, but these animals must be properly trained to take advantage of these special permissions. Based on the local civil rights laws, service dogs in Nebraska must be allowed in any place that is open to the public. In Nebraska, service dogs are legally defined as any animal trained to do tasks for or benefit one with a disability.

Besides being legally necessary to allow service dogs to accompany you everywhere, service dog training in Nebraska is necessary to allow these animals to be effective at their jobs. Service dogs are necessary for those who have disabilities that are defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act. They help these individuals go about their daily lives. Some of their more simple tasks are to retrieve items for the owner and help answer the door.

There are also medical tasks that are even more critical. For example, if there is an emergency, the animal will bring the phone to its owner to call 911. Service dogs are taught a special bark to use with the 911 dispatcher to alert them of an emergency. They are trained to let others know that their owner is in any type of distress, medical or otherwise, and that help is necessary.

Service animals may also include psychiatric dogs who help their owners during panic attacks. They can also lead others to the owner in the event that the owner has made an attempt on their life. Therapy dogs in Nebraska are also trained to help those with PTSD.

What Service Dog Training Entails

The list of tasks that these animals can perform is long and complicated, and all of these tasks require precision. As a result, if you are getting a service dog in Nebraska, it cannot be just any dog. Service animals training programs take time and are not just for any animal. Know that complete service dog training programs will generally take at least a year since these are not tasks that can be left to chance in any way.

Fortunately for you, there are service dog training courses that can perform all of these tasks. When you use these programs, you will not need to train your dog on your own. You can send your dog to a trainer who will put them through an entire program. When you send your dog to service dog training in Nebraska, you will not send them away entirely so your bond with the dog will be maintained. In other words, the training will also factor in your connection with your animal.

Service dog training can take on any one of a number of different forms. Service dog training courses can train your animal to accomplish any kind of discrete tasks, or it can be an intensive course that can teach your animal how to perform every one of the necessary functions. How long the course takes and the extent of the training depends on what tasks the service animal is needed to perform.

While there are full programs, known that service animal training is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all course of action. Instead, Lost Creek Training will need to work with you to customize a plan based on what your exact needs are.

Not only can dog trainers help teach your animal what it needs to know, but these trainers can also help you with getting a service dog in Nebraska. They can assist you with selecting the right type of dog to be trained since not every dog is able to become a service dog. They will help you in identifying the right kind of personality traits that lend themselves to service work.

You do not need to spend any more time wondering, "Are there service dog trainers near me?" In Nebraska, contact Lost Creek Training for your service dog training needs.

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Austin and his staff just finished with 5 weeks of training for our dog Pepper. We are very impressed with the results and will be taking her back for service dog training. I'm in a wheelchair and the day that we dropped our dog off, Austin had built a ramp so that I could access his office...

- Jerod K.

Medical Alert Service Dog Owner
We are so impressed with Austin's knowledge about how dogs think and his strategies for helping eliminate negative behaviors...

- Judy W.

School Teacher
...I am excited how much she [Sammie] learned while there for training! She & I both survived our 1st day on the job together (as a Therapy Team)! My long term care residents loved her & look forward to having her join me at work daily. Austin & Staff thank you for all the time you spent with her & for making her comfortable those five week she was there with you. I definitely know where she will be staying anytime I am needing to board her. Lost Creek definitely is her home away from home!

- Tiffany V.

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Training options for YOUR medical alert service dog

At Lost Creek, we offer long term service dog training for nearly any medical or physical condition you have.  Our experienced behaviorists help you find the perfect medical alert service dog to meet your personal needs!

Chemical Detection

Diabetes/Blood Sugar

Diabetes/Blood Sugar
Did you know your service dog can detect BOTH high and low blood sugar?  A dog can also be trained to alert you when your levels are abnormal.  Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, you can get help and live a better...


Low oxygen levels are no joke.  A dog can actually tell you when they’re low. Your service dog will keep track of your oxygen levels and alert you when they are dropping! Don’t be caught alone during an attack. A trained dog can help you...

Allergen Detection

Allergen Detection
Are you severely allergic to nuts, gluten, fruit, pollen, or any other substance? We can train service dogs to detect these and many other types of allergens and alert you to their presence, helping you avoid costly ER trips and Epi-pen usages!

Seizure Alert

Seizure alert dogs aren’t just able to detect oncoming seizures! They can also lead their handler to a safe place to have the seizure, alert caregivers to a seizure in progress, care for their handler during the seizure, plus so much more!

Genetic Disorders

Genetic Disorders
We can provide a service dog to help those with many different genetic disorders such as down syndrome, Prader–Willi syndrome, Cri du chat syndrome, etc.  Your service dog can assist during a meltdown, prevent runaways, and alert caregivers when they are required.

Anger Management Assistance

Anger Management Assistance
Do you or your loved one suffer from an anger management disorder such as DMDD?  A service dog can help to calm their handler during an episode using grounding and pressure therapy!  Anger is a tough nut to crack, and most people do not realize...

Autism Assistance

Autism Assistance
Our service dogs can work with both children and adults with autism from the entire A.S.D. spectrum!  Our dogs are trained to calm you or your child during a meltdown, prevent runaways as well as predict meltdowns before they appear! Aside from prevention, your service...

Anxiety/Panic Disorder/P.T.S.D.

Anxiety/Panic Disorder/P.T.S.D.
Do you have a traumatic past or suffer from anxiety?  Anxiety and P.T.S.D. service dogs can snap you back and calm you down.  Studies have shown that having pets, alone, makes us feel better.  To top that, your dog will use your anxiety as a...

Living Assistance/Mobility

Living Assistance/Mobility
A daily living assistance service dog can assist you with everyday activities for those who crave a better quality of life.  Your dog can assist you by placing limbs back into place, turning on and off lights, picking up items, and even assisting as a...

Custom Service Dog/Other

Custom Service Dog/Other
Looking for something else? With a strong medical background, we’ll customize a service dog training plan for you regardless of your needs! Our cutting-edge methods will not be seen anywhere else. Send us a message to discuss details!

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Meet the trainers at Lost Creek

Austin Buerer Head Trainer


Austin was born and raised in Nebraska.  He has always had a love for animals of all kinds and loves working with animals as a profession!  Austin has obtained a bachelor's degree in comprehensive Biology emphasized in Health Sciences with an animal psychology and behavior focus from the University of Nebraska.  His experience includes the training of over 4000 dogs including service dogs.

Tiffany Buerer - Trainer


Tiffany was born in Colorado, moved to Nebraska at age 13 and has been here ever since. She was raised with a deep love of animals and always had cats, dogs, hamsters, birds, and horses to shower with her love!  Tiffany has an Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler cross named Sassy.


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