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.
We have a course we created just for people entering the field! Service Dog Fundamentals is designed for career changers and beginning dog trainers.
Yes! Our graduates work for both for-profits and non-profits. One of the advantages of our certification is the flexibility. The Cooperative Paws
Yes! Preparing a dog to work as a service dog takes typically 2 years and ongoing maintenance training throughout the dog's working career. A wide
Yes! The SDC™ program includes content on a wide range of service dog specialties including psychiatric service dogs. Step-by-step task training
The Cooperative Paws SDC® curriculum is comprehensive and covers the foundation knowledge and tasks needed to begin offering service dog training
The program is online but also interactive. Each lesson involves a combination of reading material, video presentations and an "open book" quiz.