A $50 application fee is required to apply. The application fee is not refundable, however, if you are not accepted in the program you may apply the fee to one of our on-demand courses within the same calendar year.
If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an invoice for a $400 deposit to reserve your place in the class. This deposit is applied to your tuition. The remainder of the $2450 tuition is due 3 weeks before the course begins. Students receive full access to the entire course on the start date. The application fee, deposit and tuition are not refundable.
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 dis-enrollment from the program and no refund will be given.
You will be given 3 months after the program start date to complete the lessons and submit finished projects to Cooperative Paws LLC in order to meet requirements for the SDC certificate. Cooperative Paws LLC determines standards for projects. If projects and lessons are not completed on time or not completed to Cooperative Paws LLC’s standards, you will not receive the “Service Dog Coach” certification or earn CEUs. No refunds will be given should this occur.
Cooperative Paws LLC will grant you the right to use the SDC logo and the Service Dog Coach Certificate on your website and in your marketing materials if you meet standards for successfully completing the program.
Should you use training tools including choke chains, prong collars, electronic (shock) collars (including electronic fences), or another aversive tool or technique or should you be accused of animal abuse, criminal activity or any behavior that Cooperative Paws LLC believes will reflect poorly or misrepresent the SDC program, your certificate will be terminated and no refund will be given. You agree to discontinue using the Cooperative Paws SDC™ Logo and Service Dog Coach Certificate in your website and other marketing materials if your certificate is terminated.