Service Dog 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, professional dog trainers as well as people with disabilities considering a service dog from a program or owner-training, selecting and training a service dog themselves.
What You Will Learn
Understand the landscape of service dogs. Learn about the service dog industry and examine how service dogs are being trained to help people with disabilities. Review the service dog training process and learn about the different ways people acquire a service dog. Additionally, discover career options in service dog training and explore how to begin pursuing a career in service dog training.
“I really learned so much from your course. Your presentation was extremely informative, relevant and user friendly. I appreciated that you included both video and text when covering the content.”
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- Service dog laws (US and international)
- An overview of the service dog training process
- Different ways to acquire a service dog
- Benefits and challenges involved in owner-training a service dog
- Learning theory and how it is applied to service dog training
- Service dog training careers and educational paths to pursue a career in service dog training
This course includes a download-able Service Dog Training Career Guide
“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 into their busy schedules.”
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 in addition to short articles. This course takes about 4 hours to complete. However, students have access to the course for 90 days so they can review material at their leisure. In addition to handouts, this course includes an e-book, a downloadable career guide for people interested in learning how to train service dogs professionally.
- Tuition $145 USD
- Course length – Approximately 4 hours. Students have access to the course for 90 days.
- CEUs – CPDT-KA and CBCC-KA – 3.5
“Thank you so much for this class. It was very informative!”