Compass Key Changes Personal Service Dog Training with its First-of-Kind Program Now Available Nationwide

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Compass Key’s first-of-kind program for service dogs focuses on a personalized approach in training service pets using gentle, ethical and scientifically based methods. The program is designed to compassionately meet the unique needs of each client/dog team.

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Compass Key is a leading provider of service dog training nationwide.

“We’re thrilled to now offer Compass Key personal service dog training services in seven states and also through distance training options,” said Ashley O’Hara, President of Compass Key.

Compass Key - a leading provider of service dog training, announced today their one-of-a-kind program now is available with trainers in seven states as well as through distance learning consisting of virtual lessons and long-term Board and Trains. The program emphasizes a personalized approach to help clients overcome the challenges they face at home and in public. This customized assistance dog training now is available with trainers in Western Washington state, Northwest Oregon, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia and Maryland, Southeastern Virginia, Eastern North Carolina, and the ability to work with clients nationwide.

Most service dog organizations have long wait times and only provide service dogs to people falling into specific disability groups. Compass Key is different. Its program is uniquely designed to train a client’s privately owned dog and teach them all the necessary skills to help with the owner’s disability. It also teaches people how to take advantage of the dog’s assistance to their fullest potential. A service dog can substantially improve the quality of life for people with a wide range of disabilities, such as autism, anxiety disorders, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, hearing impairment, multiple sclerosis, narcolepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, severe allergies, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Many tasks a dog learns can be customized to meet a client’s specific needs. Trainers work with not only the dog, but also with children, adults and the entire family.

The Compass Key training philosophy uses the least invasive methods to build the dog’s confidence and skill levels. Each trainer has extensive experience, education, certification and specialization, while they also recognize that each dog is different. The goal is to build a lasting relationship between the service dog and its owner that is mutually rewarding and happy. Customized training techniques feature positive reinforcement and are always gentle, effective, fast and fun for the dogs.

“We’re thrilled to now offer Compass Key personal service dog training services in seven states and also through distance training options,” said Ashley O’Hara, President of Compass Key. “We’ve had outstanding results using gentle and ethical training methods. This includes Cue Training, Capturing and Re-Direction/Environment Change. Our goal is to provide highly effective training that is joyous for both the dog and the owner,” concluded O’Hara.

Compass Key also will assist with a dog search for clients who do not already own a qualifying dog. The company offers online a Dog Selection Guide and Breeder Recommendation List on their website. Visit for more information about Compass Key and its services or call 484-643-8445.

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