Service Dog or SDIT?

Service Dogs or Dogs trained specifically to assist their disabled partner with tasks whch may be suited to different needs. Working Animal Guide Society of Louisiana is NOT a Service Dog school nor do we train trainers. We are a Non- Profit Support organization which provides education and guidance in the form of task support sessions, events and field trips for Active Members with Service Dogs. We also provide education sessions with public organizations who may feel that there may be a need for information shared regarding Service Dogs Etiquette in their places of business.
If you would like to join us, there are several different types of memberships that may be right for you or your family. In order to be considered for membership, you and your Sevice Dog or Service Dog in Training must schedule an Evaluation.
The evaluation is not a test, but a evaluation of the dog's knowledge and temperment allowing us to know where you and your SD are in your training. This provides us with a starting point for assisting you with guidelines for Service Dogs in a public setting. Many SD team building requires Canine Good Citizen Certificates or basic obedience to begin training to an extended level.  If you have a Service Dog, Service Dog in Training and would like to join us, please contact us at: info@wagslouisiana.org for an evaluation date for membership. 

Annual Active Membership

 A Renewable Active Membership is a membership based on entrance evaluation of a Service Dog or Service Dog in training team. This includes owner- handler trained dog teams  or disabled handlers who may want to participate in Field trips with their Service Dog.  Following a scored evaluation and Public Access Evaluation and Evaluator recommendation to WAGS, Louisiana board, Service Dog Team is admitted to membership. Evaluation is conducted prior to activation of membership, fee due Annually.

Annual Active Membership Includes:
Access to Monthly Business meetings as a voting member
Scheduled Task Support Sessions
Field trips and events
Quarterly Newsletters
Discounts available to members
Annual Fee $30




Annual Sponsor Membership

An Annual Sponsor membership may be a Sponsor of a Service Dog Team or Service Dog in training  Team. Sponsors that are responsible for the training of a Service Dog or Service Dog in Training will be required to complete the Evaluation prior to joining. Following a scored evaluation and Public Access Evaluation and Evaluator recommendation to WAGS, Louisiana board, Service Dog Team is admitted to membership. Evaluation is conducted prior to activation of membership, fee due Annually.


Annual Sponsor Membership includes:
Access to Monthly Business meetings
Scheduled Task Support Sessions
Field trips and events
Quarterly Newsletters
Annual Fee $25

Associate Membership

An Associate Membership is board appointed and does not require an Evaluation of the member applicant. It may include Professional Associates who have an interest in the training and care of Service Dogs or a related industry involving animals.  Fee due Annually.

Associate Membership includes:
Field trips and events
Quarterly Newsletters
Discounts available to members
Annual Fee is decided by board review

Paws for WAGS

 Become a Paws up volunteer! Lend a hand and help WAGS, Louisiana volunteer your time helping with educational booths and demonstrations. We could always use an extra paw...

All it takes to become a volunteer member is:
Contact Working Animal Guide Society of Louisiana via Email: info@wagslouisiana.org
Request  an application to donate your time

Volunteer Benefits Include:

 Access to Scheduled Task Support Sessions for volunteer hours
 Access to Field trips and events for volunteer hours
Quarterly Newsletters
Annual Fee: your time well spent helping others... Two Paws Up!

* Experience working in animal industries or training a plus,
but may not be required depending on nature of volunteer tasks given.

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