Inspired by countless clients over the years who have had trouble finding a quality dog to assist them with their disabilities, California Service Dog Academy (CSDA) was founded in 2018 by Matthew & Rebecca Corso. As the owners of a dog training and behavior consulting company, Matt & Rebecca are used to helping dogs of all shapes and sizes with their training and behavior needs. When they began consulting with people interested in service dogs, it became clear that the demand for good dogs far outweighed the supply. As Matt & Rebecca advised individuals interested in “owner trained service dogs” they also assisted with all the aspects involved in the selection, evaluation and training of puppies and dogs for service work. The work with their clients and the so often long and heartbreaking journey to find a dog led them to create CSDA with the hope of providing appropriate dogs to those who truly need them.