No. This course was designed for professional trainers interested in learning how to train service dogs for others.
Continuing education is important in this rapidly changing field. SDCs need 12 CEUs every 3 years to maintain their credential. We make this
We are committed to scientifically sound, force-free training methods. SDC™ students learn how to apply clicker training and lure reward techniques to
Yes! Graduates of the Service Dog Coach Certificate program may refer to themselves as a Certified Service Dog Coach™ or use the abbreviation SDC™.
The course covers essential information about service dogs and gives an overview of the service dog training process. The course content includes:
Is the Service Dog Fundamentals course a prerequisite for the Service Dog Coaching Certificate program?
No, the Service Dog Fundamentals course is not a prerequisite for the Cooperative Paws SDC Certificate program. However, trainers who are working
You do need a dog to take the course, but the dog does not need to be suited for service work. There is one project in the course that requires you to
You will need to be comfortable using a computer, the internet and email. You will need access to an internet connection.
You will receive a certificate of completion that you can download or print. You also can earn CEUs from the CCPDT, IAABC and KPA.