• Congratulations to the teams who have passed their lessons in September!! Hope-Lesson 5, Bucky-Lesson 1, Casper-Lesson 3, Dooley-Lesson 1, Charlie-Lesson 2, Cor-Lesson 9, Atlas-Lesson 5, Bucky-Lesson 2, Hope-Lesson 6, Atlas-Lesson 6, Clover-Lesson 6, and Leo-Lesson 6!!!

  • Congratulations to the teams who have passed their lessons in August!! Marco-Lesson 2, Echo-Lesson 6, Scooby-Lesson 10, Atlas-Lesson 2, Trypp-Lesson 3, Henry-Lesson 3, Rogue-Lesson 6, Atlas-Lesson 3, Leo-Lesson 5, and Atlas-Lesson 4!!

  • Congratulations to the teams who have passed their lessons in July!!! Cletus-Lesson 5, Echo-Lesson 5, Elsie-Lesson 4, Hulk-Lesson 9, Solo-Lesson 1, Obi-Wan-Lesson 1, Rogue-Lesson 5, Chevy-Lesson 6, Jousuke-Lesson 6, Juniper-Lesson 2, and Ranger-Lesson 1!!

  • Congratulations to the teams who have passed their lessons in June!! Calum-Lesson 8, Chiki-Lesson 9, Clover-Lesson 5, Jousuke-Lesson 5, Leo-Lesson 4, Chevy-Lesson 5, Star-Lesson 4, Ember-Lesson 7, and Henry-Lesson 2!

  • Congratulations to the teams who have passed their lessons in May!! Schuyler-Lesson 6, Triton-Lesson 4, Trypp-Lesson 2,Cor-Lesson 8,Leo-Lesson 3, Chopper-Lesson 1, Jousuke-Lesson 4,Echo-Lesson 4, Chevy-Lesson 4, Henry-Lesson 1,Scooby-Lesson 9, Atlas-Lesson 1 and our most recent Graduate Roo!!

Scout's Legacy Service Dogs doing Obedience

Below are videos of our Service Dogs in Training performing a variety of obedience commands and socialization situations. Obedience commands are required for service dogs because it is important that a service dog follow all commands given by it's handler at all times. Socialization to a variety of things like 18 wheelers or being walked over are important to ensure the dog is prepared for whatever may come their way during their working life. For more videos check out our You Tube Channel - Scout's Legacy You Tube

Miles is 8 months old in this video. He is showing a really great Auto Stop where when the handler stops, he stops with them and remains in the heel position while standing. This will come in handy later on when he is being taught to counter balance!
Captain is 1 years old and is practicing working outside on not crossing the road unless told. This is very important because you want the dogs to be under vocal controls at all times and safe from the roads.
In this video I ask 11 month old Captain to come, but also pick up his leash and bring it with him. He is such a happy dog and is always willing to learn and do anything you ask. He will become a Light Mobility Dog for someone and picking things up is apart of his task training.
Apollo is doing a "Leave It" command with balls bouncing and rolling around him. He even continues to leave the balls alone after getting hit in the nose with one. It is important that a Service Dog ignores things in the environment and follows the commands of the handler.
It is very important for Service Dogs to be under control going up and down the stairs so as not to harm their disabled handlers. Watch how controlled Captain was at only a year old with moving up and down these stairs.
1 year old Captain performing a Stay command while being walked over a few times. But we also caught a random kid running up and petting him while in his stay and he didn't even budge! This is important for Service Dogs because they will be stepped over often in their working lives and should never spook over the feeling. The Random Kid was just a great training experience!
Apollo doing a stay while having balls bounced over him. He did such a great job holding his stay and ignoring the ball bouncing over him. Distractions like this are important to ignore no matter how fun the bouncing ball may look :-).
Captain is now 15 months old and has started to master heeling off leash. We train this so the dog understands to work no matter what and no matter the situation. This will help them in heeling better on leash, and just in case anything were to happen they would still be under full control if the leash ever dropped or broke.
Onyx LOVES balls. So we are perfecting a heel command with a ball distraction so that way we know he can work no matter what is around. Onyx is a 10 month old Lab Mastiff mix!
Sadie is a 4 month old Lab mix. Here she is showing how we start the command Leave It. We begin in the hand and make the dog learn to ignore it, and always reward from the other hand. We never allow a dog to eat the Leave It treat, that Leave It needs to be solid for Public Access Work.
Onyx is an 11 month old Lab Mastiff mix. He is showing how we teach touch to bring focus back to the dog and to practice important skills such as alerts, pushing handicap buttons, and closing doors.
Rosie is a 1 year old Terrier mix who is showing how the watch me command can help build focus and trust in training. Love how she is working well with her young handler!
Bruce and Patterson are in training with Scout's Legacy to become Service Dogs for two different members in the same house. Here there are practicing their wait for food command! This command is important because we always want our dogs to be in control of themselves while their disabled handlers have things in their hands. Great job you two!
In this video we have peach, who is a 7 month old lab/mastiff/Rottweiler mix from our finding nemo litter. She is being worked with Lilly, who is a 7 year old girl who wants to help with training. They are just working on simple commands and getting peach to learn to listen to everyone who has her leash.
Adonis is an 11 week old Pyrenean Mastiff Puppy who will one day be an amazing Service Dog, but today he is learning the importance of waiting. We teach our dogs the wait command to help get them to learn patience. It is also a step before Stay, where we teach our dogs to remain in one spot until released. Great Job baby!!!
Nestle and Sugi are becoming pros at waiting for their dinner to be served!! We expect our Service Dogs to have complete control around their food.