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Chloe is being trained by Aggie Guide-Dogs & Service-Dogs Aggie Guide-Dogs & Service-Dogs (AGS) is a student-run organization at Texas A&M University that began in 1997. Their purpose is to educate about, fundraise for, and promote the training and use of service dogs and to increase awareness about how these animals help the individuals with disabilities who use them. Chloe was donated to Canine Crossroads, working in partnership with Aggie Guide-Dogs & Service-Dogs, by Dixie of  Dixie's Doodles

Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs

Goals The main goal of AGS is to train puppies to become service dogs. With the help of Puppy Raisers, puppies learn how to obey and behave in public places, as well as commands unique to service dogs. AGS members also provide services to the community via education and therapy-dog programs. Service Dogs A service dog is a dog that has been specially trained to assist people with disabilities. Service dogs are legally defined (Americans With Disabilities Act, 1990) as dogs trained to meet the disability-related needs of their handlers who have disabilities. Federal laws protect the rights of individuals with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals in public places. Service animals are not pets. Puppy Raisers Puppy Raisers are carefully selected from the university student body and local community members who are given a puppy to train for 12 – 18 months. During this time, the Puppy Raisers are responsible for phase one training which includes basic obedience training, socializing the puppy with people and other dogs, and providing unconditional love. After training concludes, puppies are donated to a nationally-recognized service dog training school for phase two. AGS has a partnership with Canine Crossroads who donates some of our puppies and then takes them through phase two training once they graduate from our program. Community Education The AGS Education Pack would love to come and talk to you! It provides presentations and hands- on demonstrations to all age groups. Therapy Dogs Therapy dogs are pets whose owners travel to local hospitals, nursing homes and schools to provide hope and happiness. These visits are fun for the therapy dog team and those they visit. Aggieland Pets with a Purpose provides us with such oppurtunities. Fundraising Taking a puppy through our program costs about $1500 for each puppy. AGS uses fundraising to help curb the cost. We also except monetary donations. How You Can Help Join AGS! - We hold biweekly meetings, weekly socializations, monthly socials, and monthly fundraising events. You can participate through therapy, puppy raising, or puppy sitting among other fun activities. Sponsor a puppy – For $25 or more, you can sponsor a puppy for one full year. You will receive monthly progress reports and a photo. Your money will go directly toward supplies and vet care for the puppy in training. Donate a puppy – We evaluate all puppies mixed or pure bred between the ages of eight weeks to sixteen weeks. Buy your own t-shirt – Show your supports for AGS by sporting one of our t-shirts. Available in S, M, L, and XL. Make a donation – AGS is in need of money, bowls, wire crates, toys, vet services, leashes, collars, towels, arts and crafts supplies, and computer paper Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs Texas A&M University Student Organization Finance Center #942110 P.O. Box 5688 Aggieland Station College Station , TX 77844-9081 servicedog@stuorg.tamu.edu http://ags.tamu.edu
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Chloe is being trained by Aggie Guide-Dogs & Service-Dogs Aggie Guide-Dogs & Service-Dogs (AGS) is a student-run organization at Texas A&M University that began in 1997. Their purpose is to educate about, fundraise for, and promote the training and use of service dogs and to increase awareness about how these animals help the individuals with disabilities who use them. Chloe was donated to Canine Crossroads, working in partnership with Aggie Guide-Dogs & Service-Dogs, by Dixie of  Dixie's Doodles

Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs

Goals The main goal of AGS is to train puppies to become service dogs. With the help of Puppy Raisers, puppies learn how to obey and behave in public places, as well as commands unique to service dogs. AGS members also provide services to the community via education and therapy-dog programs. Service Dogs A service dog is a dog that has been specially trained to assist people with disabilities. Service dogs are legally defined (Americans With Disabilities Act, 1990) as dogs trained to meet the disability-related needs of their handlers who have disabilities. Federal laws protect the rights of individuals with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals in public places. Service animals are not pets. Puppy Raisers Puppy Raisers are carefully selected from the university student body and local community members who are given a puppy to train for 12 – 18 months. During this time, the Puppy Raisers are responsible for phase one training which includes basic obedience training, socializing the puppy with people and other dogs, and providing unconditional love. After training concludes, puppies are donated to a nationally-recognized service dog training school for phase two. AGS has a partnership with Canine Crossroads who donates some of our puppies and then takes them through phase two training once they graduate from our program. Community Education The AGS Education Pack would love to come and talk to you! It provides presentations and hands-on demonstrations to all age groups. Therapy Dogs Therapy dogs are pets whose owners travel to local hospitals, nursing homes and schools to provide hope and happiness. These visits are fun for the therapy dog team and those they visit. Aggieland Pets with a Purpose provides us with such oppurtunities. Fundraising Taking a puppy through our program costs about $1500 for each puppy. AGS uses fundraising to help curb the cost. We also except monetary donations. How You Can Help Join AGS! - We hold biweekly meetings, weekly socializations, monthly socials, and monthly fundraising events. You can participate through therapy, puppy raising, or puppy sitting among other fun activities. Sponsor a puppy – For $25 or more, you can sponsor a puppy for one full year. You will receive monthly progress reports and a photo. Your money will go directly toward supplies and vet care for the puppy in training. Donate a puppy – We evaluate all puppies mixed or pure bred between the ages of eight weeks to sixteen weeks. Buy your own t-shirt – Show your supports for AGS by sporting one of our t-shirts. Available in S, M, L, and XL. Make a donation – AGS is in need of money, bowls, wire crates, toys, vet services, leashes, collars, towels, arts and crafts supplies, and computer paper Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs Texas A&M University Student Organization Finance Center #942110 P.O. Box 5688 Aggieland Station College Station , TX 77844-9081 servicedog@stuorg.tamu.edu http://ags.tamu.edu