At E-Training for Dogs, we have put together several service dog courses and webinars for those interested in service dogs.
We do not offer a Certificate in Service Dog Training or a Service Dog Trainer Certification. We do, however, have timely webinars and courses available for your own information, knowledge and skill acquisition. The completion of each of the courses or webinars will result in a Certificate of Completion.
Service Dogs, Support Dogs, Assistance Dogs….there is so much “out there” it is difficult to decide what is truth and what is not. Here, we have the facts only. Hopefully some of the courses and webinars we offer can help you clear some of the smoke.
This is the guide for learning what is a service dog, what are the laws, and what can a service dog do or not do? It is for persons with disabilities who are considering getting a service dog. It is also THE guide for someone who already has a dog and is considering using that dog for service work. All trainers of service dogs MUST know this information to be able to accurately work with their clients. 8 lessons done on your own time.
This is the guide for persons with disabilities who are in the process of getting a service dog to prepare their lives for a service dog. Trainers MUST know this information to be able to accurately work with their clients.This course will help you develop a personal plan and resources needed for your service dog. You will learn how to arrange your personal environment, be ready to be responsible for the needs of your service dog, learn about health care and grooming needs, develop an emergency preparedness plan and supplies for your service dog, and obtain equipment you will need for your service dog. 8 lessons done on your own time.
This is the guide to help persons with disabilities who have gotten a service dog to be better able to make an effective transition to living with a full-time canine partner. Trainers MUST know this information to be able to accurately work with their clients. This course presents and discusses the impact having a canine partner in your life will have on your world. Many adaptations and adjustments will need to be made after your canine partner joins your life. Many situations that would never have occurred to you previously will confront you. 8 lessons done on your own time.
In this course, you will learn what the legal definition of a Service Dog is and the minimum standards required for a dog to be legally accepted as a Service Dog. This is a “working” course. It is not one to “sit and watch.” You will complete three worksheets that will include a blueprint of the tasks you wish a Service Dog could be trained to do. One session. Homework IS REQUIRED.
This course is a test of you, your ability/willingness/tenacity to train your dog service dog tasks, your dog, and your dog’s ability / willingness / tenacity to perform service dog tasks that you train him/her to do. This is the course that will help you decide, before you invest time and money elsewhere on whether training a service dog is something you can, or want, to do. It will also give you a good indication if your dog is able to do the work. There will be assignments in this course that you must do with your dog. If you and your dog can not find the time to do this short course and assignment…you will not be able to train your own dog. 6 steps (lessons) and an evaluation.
This 90 minute webinar will cover the most common resources to find service dog candidates; pros and cons of each of these options; various influences on service dog candidates; and the success and failure statistics of service dog candidates.
This 90 minute webinar learn – the legislative and regulatory provisions in the U.S. regarding “service dogs” (the inclusive term); the importance of the service dog to the person, and factors affecting the relationship; specified criteria for training and placement to gain accreditation from Assistance Dogs International (ADI); the requirements of some federal agencies and some facilities, e.g., the U.S. Army, the U.S. Veterans Administration, for allowing and supporting service dogs; theuses of canine companionship in legal settings; and the differences between ADI-trained “facility dogs” of working professionals, and “therapy dogs.”
This dog training basics course guides you through the steps to prepare yourself to be an effective trainer. In training, we are developing habits in both the dog and handler. In being conscious of each behavior, both of the dog and the handler, and how the two interact, we can create and develop habits of training and handling that are ultimately the most efficient. This is also an excellent course for service dog foundation skills.