PUBLIC BEHAVIOR STANDARDS
Luna Service Dogs Inc. strives to train above minimum Public Access standards and ethics, as described by Assistance Dogs International (ADI). We currently use the O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc. Public Access Test, which all teams must pass prior to graduating from the Luna Service Dogs program. Additionally, teams should always adhere to IAADP's Minimum Training Standards for Public Access. Luna Service Dogs Inc. is not a member of ADI, however we strongly believe in training service dogs to the highest standards for both public access and reliability in their tasks.
In preparation for the PA test, all clients will be instructed using a customized curriculum for obedience and manners, with the goal of each team having the ability to complete all levels of the PPG Pet Dog Ambassador program and/or all levels of the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC, CGCA and CGCU) program. The UKC Socialized Pet Obedience Test (SPOT) is also encouraged.
SCENT DETECTION STANDARDS
Christina is a founding member of O.D.O.R. Service Dogs Inc., an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring scent detection task trained service dogs are working to the highest standards and demonstrated reliability. Luna Service Dogs Inc. requires clients with scent-trained service dogs to pass the O.D.O.R. scent-based minimum standards test as described for each test. Any service dog trained in multiple areas of scent detection, for example allergen detection and medical detection and response, will be required to pass each respective O.D.O.R. scent-based task standards test, prior to graduating from the Luna Service Dogs program.