PTSD Service Dogs

PTSD Service Dogs

Mobility Assistance Dogs

Mobility Assistance Dogs

  • Wheelchair Assistance Dogs

    Service Dogs of all Breeds are used to assist their handlers with every day challenges such as opening a door, retrieving a dropped item or finding a misplaced cell phone.

    More info

  • Mobility/Brace Service Dogs

    Service Dogs can help their handlers by offering a harness with a handler to brace on when they are dizzy or have a hard time with their back.

    More info

  • Guide/Visual Assistance Dogs

    When your sight is limited, a specially trained Visual Assistance Dog can keep you safe while you go through your daily schedule.

    More info

Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs

  • Therapy Dogs for Autism

    Therapy Dogs can help an Autistic Child with verbal & social skills at any age.

    More info

  • Therapy Dogs for Senior Citizens

    Also known as Elderly Companion Dogs, these specially trained dogs of any breed will help to make a Senior Citizens life more enjoyable.

    More info

  • Therapy Dogs for Hospitals

    We can help you train one of our beautiful German Shepherds or Labrador Retrievers for Therapy work or we will evaluate and work with you to train & certify your special dog as a Therapy Dog.

    More info

  • Service/Therapy Dogs Dual Certification

    When we raise and train a puppy at GatorlandK9, we take special care to socialize the puppy when it is young, creating a confident dog that feels comfortable in many social settings, including hospitals & nursing homes.

    More info

Your Children and Other Pets Are Important

I offer advanced training for all of the Dogs that I provide so that they are good with your children and other pets.

Most people that contact me are concerned that their new Family Protection Dog or Service Dog will not be good with their children and other pets. 

Because I have successfully handled advanced obedience & behavior problems for over 30 years, I'll be able to help point you in the right direction by answering your questions and demonstrating the best ways to apply my training procedures. 

Many of my clients have horses, smaller dogs & cats.

Your adult dog will be trained to a high level of advanced obedience which will include off leash work.

After the dog has advanced obedience, including off leash work in heel, sit/stay, down/stay with the owner out of sight & the trainer’s following command, I will add in larger & larger distractions to do what we call ‘proofing‘ the commands.

This will include other dogs, livestock & even cats.

I offer professional training here in Florida with private lessons or in board training. A lot of my clients use both in board & private Handler lessons to accomplish their goals.

A young puppy needs to start behavior training as soon as he/she becomes a member of the family, becasue early training or imprinting work will eliminate behavior problems before they get started. This always assures more positive outcomes for your dog & for you as the owner.

Available Dogs

Adult Dogs

Adult Dogs

DawnHoppeK9 Selection Service is one of a kind in this profession.
Puppies

Puppies

DawnHoppeK9 puppies are hand selected for you.
  • Thank you is an understatement.

    Thank you is an understatement.

    Alex has provided our family with a great deal of love and joy.

    Read more

  • I want you to know that my life since Jessi has come home with me has changed for the better in so many positive ways.

    I want you to know that my life since Jessi has come home with me has changed for the better in so many positive ways.

    She is a great Service dog and I feel protected all of the time.

    Read more