My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Exceptional Sidekick Inc, Newtown, CT, USA
The Exceptional Sidekick is an amazing organization. Since the program focuses on psychiatric service dogs, many people that are owner training their dogs are struggling in one way or another. This can create challenges since the combination of the owner’s personal struggles and the mental demands of owner training a service can prove to be a lot to handle.
The trainers at The Exceptional Sidekick are extremely supportive. They have helped me work though many mental blockages during my training process. The way they have supported me doesn’t make me feel like a nag/bother/annoyance. I appreciate that very much. Overall, the trainers are very kind and supportive.
Personally, I find it difficult to compare the trainers at The Exceptional Sidekick to other trainers. This is because the majority of dog trainers do not specialize in training service dogs. Training service dogs is a specialized skill that is very different from training regular dogs. For this reason, trying to compare service dog trainers and regular trainers is like trying to compare Apples to oranges.
When assessing The Exceptional Sidekick‘S trainers skill set, I have found it to be good. They are very knowledgeable in the area of training service dogs.
In addition, The Exceptional Sidekick holds their service dogs to an extremely high standard. Much higher than the average service dog training organization.
Overall, I would recommend the Exceptional Sidekick to anyone who is looking to owner train service dogs or searching for a fully trained psychiatric service dog.