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.
The technology requirements are very basic. You will need to be comfortable using a computer, the internet and email. You will need access to a
The 12 week time frame allows for approximately 2 hours a week of time dedicated to the course as well as one flex week. One of the course projects
There is no government provision for certification of service dogs in the United States. Certification of service dogs reflects the standards,