I'm doing my homework on dog training. I am going to be getting my son a Service dog soon and am trying to educate myself as much as possible. My son is 7 years old and has Autism. I want to get him a Labrador. I am a full time student and cannot afford/wait for one of the agencies that trains them. My plan is to get a dog, have him trained (basics) and then find a trainer that can work with him for advanced training. right now my biggest concern is keeping my son from bolting across the street and calming him when he throws a tantrum.