SDC Certification Program Application Tuition Prerequisites Policies FAQs Application Process SDC Certification Program Application Important: The online application below takes about 30 min. to complete and cannot be saved mid-process. If you prefer to submit the application by email, download it here: Word Application PDF Application . Please apply when you are ready to begin. We do not hold applications. If you do not receive a confirmation email please email [email protected] or call 703-489-6452 to confirm that your application was received. Thank you!Name* First Last Address* Street Address City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code AfghanistanÅland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarrussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos IslandsColombiaComorosCongo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCôte d'IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEswatini (Swaziland)EthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard and McDonald IslandsHoly SeeHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People's Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestine, State ofPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRéunionRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaint BarthélemySaint HelenaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint MartinSaint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint MaartenSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth GeorgiaSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan Mayen IslandsSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUS Minor Outlying IslandsUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.Wallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabwe Country Phone*Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Website Current EmployerPositionHow long have you held this position?Details of duties and responsibilities in this positionPrior Employment History DetailsPlease list prior positions relevant to your goals of providing service dog training including name of employer, duration of employment, job duties.List your professional credentials and certifications in dog training.Refer to prerequisites for details on accepted certifications.List prior formal education in dog training and in other fields (i.e. university degrees, trade schools)List Continuing Education seminars, workshops or webinars you have attended the past 2 years and found valuable:Describe your prior dog training experience in detail include the name(s) of the business/animal shelter/organizations, your title and duties and number of years working there. Include unpaid work:Have you trained therapy dogs, raised puppies for service work or trained service dogs? If yes please describe your experience in detail. Include names of therapy and service dog programs.Describe the training services you currently offer. Do you work with families? Dogs with behavior problems? Training? Competition? Please describe in detail.Please describe any prior experience you have working with people with disabilities, it can be in a context such as human resources, education, healthcare:Is there any other special work experience or personal experience that you feel is relevant to your interest in this program?Describe work experience you have doing behavior evaluations for dogs. This can include shelter dogs, rescue groups, service dog candidates, therapy dogs. Describe the evaluations you are familiar with and have used (i.e. Assess-a-Pet, Pet Partners):Please provide contact phone numbers and emails for 3 references, two professional and one client. One professional reference must from be a credentialed dog trainer, the other may be from a credentialed dog trainer, veterinarian or veterinary behaviorist.*What training tools do you use in your work with pet dogs, what types of collars, leashes and harness do you recommend?Describe, step by step, the process you would use to train “go to your place” using clicker training. The end goal is for the dog to go to a mat 5 feet away from the owner and lay down and stay there.Is there ever a situation where you would use or recommend a pet correction tool or device such as (but not limited to): an electronic (shock) collar, a prong collar, a choke chain?Are electronic collars, choke chains, prong collars or other pet correction devices ever permitted in the training business you own or work for?What do you hope to gain or learn from the SDC program?Offer CodeIs there any other information you would like to share?Electronic Signature Agreement* I have reviewed and agree to the electronic signature policy . I have the authority to enter into this contract and affirmatively consent to using an electronic signature for this contract and any renewals of this contract. Data Collection Agreement* I consent to my submitted information being collected and stored. Policies All of the materials including online articles, lectures, downloaded files, videos and photos that you are given access to in the Service Dog Coaching Program are the property of Cooperative Paws LLC. They are protected by copyright and other US intellectual property right laws. Unauthorized copying, republishing, or transmitting of program materials in any form is expressly forbidden. Sharing of links to the videos, lessons or other materials in the course, sharing of passwords, or otherwise giving non-enrolled individuals access to the program content or materials will result in immediate disenrollment from the program and no refund will be given. You will be notified by email if your application is accepted after being processed and you will receive an agreement form to sign. You have 7 days after being accepted to sign the agreement and submit payment for the course. There are no refunds or cancellations. Read all policies. Read Code of EthicsApplication Submission Agreement* I agree that I have represented myself accurately in submitting this application and that I have read and agreed to the program policies and the Code of Ethics. EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.