We have a course we created just for people entering the field! Service Dog Fundamentals is designed for career changers and beginning dog trainers. Cooperative Paws Service Dog Coach™ is designed for experienced trainers who meet our prerequisites.
Certifications and courses as well as experience can be used towards meeting Cooperative Paws Service Dog Coach™ admission requirements. We encourage people getting started in professional dog training to look for high quality foundation educational programs that provide a combination of a solid understanding of learning theory, science-based training methods as well as hands-on, supervised experience under a qualified mentor trainer. Learn more about one of the excellent pet dog training foundation programs we recommend below: