Service Dog - Train Your Own Program Introduction


Training your own service dog is a journey that requires dedication of both time and financial resources.  This seminar is designed to educate you on the process and requirements of training your own service dog thru The Dog Alliance.  This 1.5 hour seminar will answer the following:  

  • Does your pet dog have the right characteristics to be a service dog?
  • What is the legal definition of a service dog?
  • What is the difference between a service dog and therapy dog or emotional support dog?
  • What laws cover dogs out in public, on planes and in apartments?
  • Do I really need The Dog Alliance's help?
  • What are public access rights?
  • How long will it take to train my dog?  How much will it cost? 
  • What happens if I spend 6 months training my dog and he decides to start growling at other dogs? 
  • What are the steps required to train public access?
  • How will I learn to teach my dog to do tasks for me? 
  • What training methods will be used?
  • What skills are needed for The Dog Alliance public access test?
  • What is Assistance Dogs International?
  • How you can fund raise to help cover the cost of training?
  • Why doesn't The Dog Alliance provide free train your own service dog training?  
  • I have a puppy, when can I start training?
  • Can you help me find a suitable dog?
  • What benefits do I receive if I pass the certification exam?
  • What paperwork is required prior to taking the certification exam? Why is it needed?
  • What types of diagnosis are appropriate for a psychiatric service dog?
  • How will the dog help me with PTS?
  • Can I train my own dog to alert for seizures, diabetes, the door bell, peanuts?

By the end of the seminar, you should have enough information to determine if this is the right path for you and your dog partner.  

The first step in training your own dog is to master basic skills.  If your dog has not learned sit, down, come, stay, leave it, loose leash walking and how to politely greet people, please consider enrolling in a puppy or dog manners class as soon as possible to begin your journey.  

This seminar is required prior to having your dog evaluated for the program.  

DisclaimerSuccessfully attending and completing the Train Your Own Service Dog Introductory Seminar does not signify that this person is a service/assistance dog trainer or qualified to train and/or place service/assistance dogs.  Assistance Dogs International has specific standards that an individual must meet in order to be a certified assistance (service and or hearing) dog trainer – and taking part in this class or seminar does not meet these requirements.

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Platt 1/12 - 1/12 Su 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM $30.00 View