We do not believe in a “perfect” dog or handler for AAI.  Our accreditation process was designed in a way that allows us to first identify handlers and dogs that have the necessary underlying qualities and motivations to participate in AAI.

Our process for evaluating potential teams is holistic and comprehensive. Instead of a once-off test, handlers would be given opportunities to learn and gain skills to prepare for the final competency assessment. We believe in mentoring and nurturing handlers and their dogs to become successful in AAI sessions.