“This thoughtfully constructed course provides much-needed clarity on the subject of service dogs. The information is presented in short sections — making it easy for professionals to fit this course into their busy schedules. I also love that the written materials are available for download so I can read and refer back to them when I’m not online.”
Interested in service dogs?
Service Dogs Fundamentals is a terrific entry point for trainers considering expanding their services to offering service dog training. This course is for anyone interested in learning about service dogs, including career changers, college students, beginning professional dog trainers and healthcare professionals.
“The Cooperative Paws Service Dog Fundamentals Course is a fantastic overview of this increasingly complex topic. It clearly and concisely covers all of the essentials for understanding the landscape of service dog training. This course is a great jumping-off point for trainers, volunteers, potential owner-trainers, healthcare workers, or anyone with an interest in working with service dogs.”
Kelly Spring, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA
What You Will Learn
Understand the landscape of service dogs. Learn about service dog industry vocabulary and how service dogs are being trained to help people with disabilities. Review learning theory and learn how it is applied to service dog training. Learn about career options in service dog training and how to begin pursuing a career in service dog training.
“Thank you so much for this class. It was very informative!”
How You Will Learn
This is an online course set up on a user-friendly platform and includes a combination of video presentations, demonstrations, informative links and short articles. This short course only takes a few hours to complete and most students finish in less than a week. However, students have a full 3 months of access so they can review material at their leisure.
- Tuition – $95
- CEUs: CCPDT (trainers) – 3.5 IAABC & KPA – 2.25 PPAB – 2.5
“…Add the excellent teaching and communications skills needed for on-line service dog training courses for trainers…and I can think of no one more qualified to provide these services than Veronica Sanchez at Cooperative Paws.”
Myrna Milani, DVM
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