In short, it is a puppy that is pre-trained to be a service dog. It is recommended that service dogs be trained alongside their owner. Both are trained together. So to prepare for this we train our puppies as much as we can before they go home. The benefits are that you still get a puppy (not an old dog) and he is ready to be trained further. The puppy training begins at 6 weeks of age. The Doodle is known for their intelligence and that is why they are widely sought after as service dogs. If it is for PTSD or anxiety you won’t need much more training. If you need further assistance you might want to seek a professional.