Pestrá společnost, CSO., was founded by Mr. & Mrs. Prager and Míša Perčinová, our chief dog trainer, in 2009. They wanted to train assistance dogs for disabled people without the use of kennels and have believed that dogs trained and brought up in a natural home-like environment are best equipped to assist their future masters. The dream has come true.
To this day, we have passed more than 25 assistance dogs to their new masters and we are taking care of more than 40 clients, individuals with various disabilities.
We engage in high-quality training without kennels aimed at children as well as adults with all kinds of disabilities. We train dogs for assistance, guiding, signalling, as well as for canis therapy. Our clients are children and adults suffering from physical, hearing and sight disabilities or their combination. By handing the dog to our client, the work does not end but rather to the contrary. In order for the cooperation of the client and his dog to be effective and considerate on both sides, it is necessary to continue the training process, organize recondition visits and monitor the development of the relationship.
Every human being is unique as well as every dog. Precisely for that reason, we select and train a specific dog for a specific person according to their mutual needs and requirements. During the training, the dogs are kept in a natural home-like environment without the use of kennels. We never try to change the dogs’ character and always treat them with utmost respect.
We are the only organization in the Czech Republic providing a natural kennel free training programme for assistance dogs internationally accredited by the widely-respected associations Assistance Dogs International and Assistance Dogs Europe. The accreditation process is long and demanding, it emphasises the dogs’ well-being both in training as well as after being handed over to the clients. The criteria for acquiring the accreditation are incredibly high and our dogs truly live in clover.