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We are the first registered online service dog training school worldwide.


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Empowering Individuals and Supporting Canines Worldwide

Service Dog Training School International (SDTSI) stands as a beacon of independence in the field of service dog training. As an independent entity, we are not affiliated with Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or any other non-profit organization. Our core mission is to provide comprehensive service dog training for individuals with disabilities who may not have the financial means to access such services from non-profit organizations or who wish to bypass extensive waiting periods.

Established in 2015, SDTSI is driven by a team of proficient and certified dog trainers, extending our reach across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Our trainers, who have excelled in the Canine Behaviour & Training Technician (CBTT) program, hold certifications from the American Kennel Club and the Canine Behaviour College UK, ensuring our training meets the highest standards.

Our approach to training is rooted in compassion and understanding, prioritizing the formation of a strong bond between clients and their service dogs. We employ only force-free training techniques, upholding a standard of excellence that guarantees the safety and efficacy of our service dog teams in various public settings. Beyond training, we emphasize the importance of legal and social responsibilities for service dog handlers, fostering a well-informed and supportive community.

SDTSI's global footprint includes expert trainers in the USA, Ireland, Germany, Bulgaria, and Hong Kong, reflecting our commitment to accessibility and support for individuals from diverse backgrounds. We extend our services to those on social assistance and individuals with PTSD, offering specialized support to those who might be underserved by other organizations, including non-veterans.

Our commitment to making a difference extends beyond training. SDTSI actively participates in humanitarian efforts, donating and assisting in the rehoming of dogs from Ukraine, Romania, China, and Thailand. This aspect of our work underlines our dedication to canine welfare and our belief in the power of second chances, providing new homes and new beginnings for dogs in need.

By allocating 10% of our income to the Psychiatric Service Dog Association, we contribute to the well-being of individuals with mental health challenges and the protection of animals subjected to mistreatment. At SDTSI, we are not just training dogs; we are nurturing connections, fostering independence, and contributing to a more inclusive and compassionate world.

Frequently asked questions

The PSD and SD courses take most people about six weeks to complete. However, you are free to progress at your own pace. You decide when to train and for how long. We generally recommend 3-4 short training sessions per day. You should keep the sessions no longer than 5-10 minutes. Repetition, patience, and consistency are your keys to success.

Our certificate is valid for air travel within the US, within the UK, and between both countries. If you decide to travel to and from other countries, you will have to check with your airline in advance as they need to abide by the regulations in the destination country. Some countries may not accept owner-trained service dogs.

Yes, all of them are certified dog trainer or service dog trainer by the American Kennel Club or Assistance Dog College UK.

There is no legal requirement for a service dog to be certified in the US, UK or Canada. There are companies providing service dog registration certificates, but most of them are scam. A service dog has to be trained to perform tasks to assist its owner’s/handler’s disabilities. As long as your dog is trained to be a service dog, according to ADA (or the law) your dog is a service dog.

No. Our courses are designed to be accessible to everyone. It’s very easy to follow and everyone and their dog can learn quickly. Our trainers had found the simplest way to train a dog. Our pass rate is over 98%. You can check our Trustpilot review.

As it is an owner-self training program, you will be the main trainer for your dog training. And our certified dog trainer will be your tutor to guide you and answer all the questions you have during the training.

We are a global service dog training school. Our trainers are located worldwide. Most of our trainers are based in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Hong Kong. They are all educated in the local laws and procedures surrounding Service Dogs and their access.

It depends on how much time you can spend on the training and how fast your dog can learn. Most people can finish the course within 3 to 4 weeks. Since it’s a self-training program, we have clients who finished the course within 7 days. If your dog already has a training background and already preforms tasks to assist you, please contact our tutor team for the express service dog training course we offer. [email protected]

We offer a 14 days money back guarantee if you have not yet completed the training course. If you feel you have a special case, please contact our support team directly under [email protected]

Once you have finished the course, the digital certificate will be sent within 24 hours. The hard copy will be sent to you within 7 business days.

Anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness is eligible for a psychiatric service dog. For more details you can also check with your mental health professional.

More information can be found on our site and you can reach our support agents in case something might be missing on our site.

Yes, you can. But check with your business owner to confirm whether there are any people who have animal allergies in the company. The Fair Housing Act of 1988 and the Rehabilitation Act (https://www.access-board.gov/law/ra.html) guarantee persons with a disability who use a service dog access to employment, office spaces, and housing.