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Certified Intensive Service Dog Training Course

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This course will take you step-by-step through the process of training your own dog to become a qualified service dog. This Service Dog Program starts with basic obedience training and focuses on mobility tasks such as retrieving, opening and closing doors, standing up on two feet, pushing a cart, etc.

The program is well-structured and easy to follow; all the tasks and lessons are divided into simple steps, perfectly designed for people and dogs with no prior training background. During the training, we will assign a trainer to ensure a successful and effective learning process for both the owner and their dog. 

At the end of each training session, our tutor team will review the process through online evaluation assignments. We will also ask owners to upload photos and videos of their dogs performing certain tasks and exhibiting proper public behaviors. This will be needed for issuing a final certification and verifying the dog's good manners in public. This Certified Intensive Online Service Dog Training Course meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equality Act 2010 (in the UK), and the European rights for equality, rights, and citizenship. The course duration is between 4 and 12 weeks, with a pass rate of 95% or above.

Essential Tasks Included in the Course:

○ Retrieve Based Tasks;

○ Alert to Specific Sounds;

○ Deposit Based Tasks;

○ Obedience and Public Access Manners;

○ Pawing Based Tasks;

○ Medication Reminder;

○ Other Kinds of Assistance in Crisis

Find the complete learning plan in the Syllabus below.

 Certificate Sample 
 Registration ID Kit Sample (Optional) 

About Service Dog Training Course

Are you looking to train your own dog to become a service dog? If you have answered 'yes' to the question, then this training program could be perfect for you and your canine companion!

Our online Certified Intensive Service Dog Training Course is developed by the SDTSI team of trusted behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and dog training experience. The program provides an in-depth look at various aspects of service dog training, including service dog breeds, history, legalities, behavior, and body language. It covers, of course, the fundamentals of basic obedience and advanced service dog training.

This certified service dog training program includes 8 distinct modules. Altogether the course should take approximately 120 hours in total.


Who Can Benefit from This Certified Online Training Course?

This program is designed for dog owners who want to train their beloved pet dogs the skills necessary to become service animals. It is also suitable for those of you who want to help others train their own service animals.

During the training process, your dog will go through basic obedience and specialized service dog training. The specific tasks that your canine will be trained to perform might greatly benefit you in your daily life! Last, but not least, your beloved dog will learn to have good manners while in public. Service animals need to behave properly around other animals and people to be entitled to public access.

At Service Dog Training School, we don't require any prior experience or qualifications from our students before they join our programs. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning how to train service dogs, regardless of their level of experience!

All we ask is that you and your dog friend are motivated to embark on a new educational journey.

Our comprehensive dog training programs cover all the necessary skills and knowledge required to be successful in training service dogs. We will help you gain confidence and competence while training your dog to assist you!

You will have access to experienced trainers and mentors to ensure you have the best possible chance to succeed!   


What is the difference between SDTSI's owner-self service dog training course and those of other training companies?

The most significant difference between SDTSI's owner-self online service dog training course and those of other companies is the evaluation and certify process that we provide. SDTSI is focusing only on service dog training; all of our trainers have passed the Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training and Canine Behaviour & Training Technician (CBTT) program. They are either certified trainers by the American Kennel Club or certified assistance dog trainers by Canine Behaviour College UK. Our online training programs and trained service dog certificates are not only valid in the US and parts of Canada, but also in most parts of Europe and the UK. Our program offers detailed instruction, evaluation, and guidance on all aspects of the process required to train and certify your own dog to become a qualified service dog with legal documentation. Be cautious of online service dog training companies that are mainly selling doctor letters or service dog registrations service and use misleading messages.

Certified Intensive Service Dog Training Course


Session 1 Basic Knowledge of Service Dog

This covers the basics of what a service dog is and core fundamentals you need to know before you begin training, including:

‣ How service dog programs began and how they have evolved over time

‣ Different types of service dog and what tasks they can perform

‣ A general overview of what public access rights service dogs are granted


Session 2 Understanding your Service Dog

This lesson covers the ability and limitation of a service dog, and how to understand your dog through their body languages. You'll learn: 

‣ What your own future service dog is capable and incapable of 

‣ How to know your dog's need through postures, facial expressions, and sounds 

‣ How to run a puppy testing when you look for a candidate


Session 3 Preparing for Training

Here, we'll explain the core components of our highly effective, reward-based positive training method, and you'll learn: 

‣ Recognizing types of dog training methods

‣ Performing reward-based training techniques

‣ Finding the suitable equipment for training your dog


Session 4 First Phase Training (Basic Commands to Teach)

When training a new Service Dog, there are certain basic behaviors and concepts that should be taught first. The foundation training for service dogs includes clicker training, teaching the dog its name, teaching the dog to wait calmly in one spot, teaching the dog to sit, and how to walk on a leash. Each of these skills is essential for a well-trained service dog that can assist its handler/user effectively. However, training takes time and requires patience. Perseverance and patience are key for successful service animal training.


Session 5 Bark Training

This lesson is a guide on how to train a dog to bark on command and be quiet on cue, specifically for service dogs. We will guide you through the process of training a service dog to bark to alert its owner of visitors or strangers and to - warn of fire or other dangers. The session includes exercises for barking control and how to quiet a protest barker; You will find tips on how to evaluate the situation and define and train an alternative behavior for different types of barking.


Session 6 Mobility Service Dog Tasks

Service dogs in training can be taught to perform many different tasks to assist their owners. A big part of the specialized training is retrieving. People with physical disabilities who drop items on the floor and have mobility issues may need help with the laundry and picking up items off the floor. A dog that is trained to perform “Retrieve” can have a big impact on your life. By following a method called the "motivational retrieve," canines can be trained using positive reinforcement. This chapter is a step-by-step guide for training dogs to find and retrieve medication and various small objects. We have included tips for troubleshooting common issues.


Session 7 Advanced Training

This lesson provides a collection of tips and guidelines for training a service dog to perform various tasks. The chapter features lessons on how to train your dog to perform tasks like detecting allergens, standing on two legs, pushing a shopping cart, collecting laundry, and picking up trash. The lessons are presented in a step-by-step format and include reinforcement techniques such as praising and rewarding.


Session 8 Public Access

Basic skills and self-control training are crucial before taking a service dog to public locations like shops, malls, cafés, schools, and airports. We encourage the teams to start training in outdoor pet-friendly locations. There are three main areas of public access for service dogs: outdoor pet-friendly locations, indoor pet-friendly locations, and non-pet-friendly locations. This chapter includes a self-administered Public Access Test to help you determine if your team is prepared to visit non-pet-friendly public locations.


Final and Certification

The final lesson includes a checklist for assessing both the dog and trainer's readiness for service dog work. The aim is to keep the training enjoyable for both the dog and the handler/user. We are committed to using ethical and scientifically sound methods. We encourage ongoing learning and emphasize the importance of polishing the service dog's skills through repetition.

Assessment Method

At the end of each training session, our tutor team will conduct an online evaluation of your training progress. You will be asked to complete a quiz and submit photos and videos of your dog performing specific tasks and exhibiting proper public behaviors. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal trainer can consistently monitor your training progress, provide you with assistance throughout the course, and prepare you for final certification and public testing.


What's Included

All study materials

⊛ 8 lessons

⊛ 18 videos

⊛ 8 exams

⊛ 7hrs 36m time to complete

⊛ Certificate upon completion

Study and Training Guide

Full Tutor and Admin support

The course fee includes the printable service dog certificate. The digital copy will be sent within 24 hours upon successful course completion.


OUR PASS RATE
INTENSIVE SERVICE DOG TRAINING
95%+
What Will You Receive Upon Completion of This Intensive Service Dog Training Program?

Upon successful completion of this service dog training course, you will receive a very well-behaved service dog and a Certificate issued by Service Dog Training School International: Service Dog Certificate. To view a sample of the award, please click here.


What Will Your Dog Receive Once His/Her Training Is Complete?

Your dog partner will be certified as a Service Dog with all the training records by ServiceDog Training School International. He/she will be registered with us. You will be able to prove your dog's legitimacy as a service animal when you type the certificate number or the handler name and the dog name in the field "Registration Verification For Airlines & Business Owners".


What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means that you can prove that your dog has been trained to do specific work or perform specific tasks as a service dog.

The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that your dog is fully trained as a service animal. Also, it verifies your ability as a handler to know how to manage your Assistance Dog/Service Dog through everyday situations and public places such as shops, parks, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

Please, be cautious of fake service dog registration services as they do not contribute to legitimate service dog teams or provide any training and evaluation. You can learn how to recognize scam service dog registration websites by checking our “Service Dog Training Scam” page.


This certificate program is valid in the US, the UK, parts of Canada, and the EU. We advise you that you check your local regulations, as these may vary.


Under What Circumstances May Airlines Deny Transport to a Service Dog?

◉ Airlines are permitted to deny transport to a service dog if it:

○ Violates safety requirements - e.g., too large or heavy to be accommodated in the cabin;

○ Poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others;

○ Causes a significant disruption in the cabin or at airport gate areas; or

○ Violates health requirements - e.g., prohibited from entering a U.S. territory or foreign country.

◉ Airlines are permitted to deny transport to a service dog if the service dog user/handler is unable to explain what specific work or task the dog has been trained to do. Personal information about the individual's disability can not be required.

◉ Airlines may deny transport to a service dog that is accompanying a person with a disability if a Department of Transportation (DOT) service animal form is required, but it has not been completed and submitted by the service dog handler/user in a timely manner.

This form is essential in providing the airline with information about the service animal, such as its age, size, breed, and behavior, as well as details about the handler/user.

Upon completion of this Certified Intensive Service Dog Course, you will receive a training certificate as proof of your dog's legitimacy and will also be eligible for our Air Travel Training Program.

Our team will be by your side to help you prepare the service animal air transportation form and other documentation that may be required.

Emotional Support Animals are not allowed to fly in the passenger cabin free of charge. You can find more information in our article New 2023 Rules and Restriction for Flying with Service Dogs (and ESA).

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Certified Intensive Service Dog Training Course – Owner Self-Training Program
Materials
8 Modules + 20 Animation Videos [8 Hours of Content]
Est. Time
Completed Within 3 - 12 Weeks
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About Service Dog Training Course

Are you looking to train your own dog to become a service dog? If you have answered 'yes' to the question, then this training program could be perfect for you and your canine companion!

Our online Certified Intensive Service Dog Training Course is developed by the SDTSI team of trusted behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and dog training experience. The program provides an in-depth look at various aspects of service dog training, including service dog breeds, history, legalities, behavior, and body language. It covers, of course, the fundamentals of basic obedience and advanced service dog training.

This certified service dog training program includes 8 distinct modules. Altogether the course should take approximately 120 hours in total.


Who Can Benefit from This Certified Online Training Course?

This program is designed for dog owners who want to train their beloved pet dogs the skills necessary to become service animals. It is also suitable for those of you who want to help others train their own service animals.

During the training process, your dog will go through basic obedience and specialized service dog training. The specific tasks that your canine will be trained to perform might greatly benefit you in your daily life! Last, but not least, your beloved dog will learn to have good manners while in public. Service animals need to behave properly around other animals and people to be entitled to public access.

At Service Dog Training School, we don't require any prior experience or qualifications from our students before they join our programs. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning how to train service dogs, regardless of their level of experience!

All we ask is that you and your dog friend are motivated to embark on a new educational journey.

Our comprehensive dog training programs cover all the necessary skills and knowledge required to be successful in training service dogs. We will help you gain confidence and competence while training your dog to assist you!

You will have access to experienced trainers and mentors to ensure you have the best possible chance to succeed!   


What is the difference between SDTSI's owner-self service dog training course and those of other training companies?

The most significant difference between SDTSI's owner-self online service dog training course and those of other companies is the evaluation and certify process that we provide. SDTSI is focusing only on service dog training; all of our trainers have passed the Level 3 Diploma in Assistance Dog Training and Canine Behaviour & Training Technician (CBTT) program. They are either certified trainers by the American Kennel Club or certified assistance dog trainers by Canine Behaviour College UK. Our online training programs and trained service dog certificates are not only valid in the US and parts of Canada, but also in most parts of Europe and the UK. Our program offers detailed instruction, evaluation, and guidance on all aspects of the process required to train and certify your own dog to become a qualified service dog with legal documentation. Be cautious of online service dog training companies that are mainly selling doctor letters or service dog registrations service and use misleading messages.

What Will You Receive Upon Completion of This Intensive Service Dog Training Program?

Upon successful completion of this service dog training course, you will receive a very well-behaved service dog and a Certificate issued by Service Dog Training School International: Service Dog Certificate. To view a sample of the award, please click here.


What Will Your Dog Receive Once His/Her Training Is Complete?

Your dog partner will be certified as a Service Dog with all the training records by ServiceDog Training School International. He/she will be registered with us. You will be able to prove your dog's legitimacy as a service animal when you type the certificate number or the handler name and the dog name in the field "Registration Verification For Airlines & Business Owners".


What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means that you can prove that your dog has been trained to do specific work or perform specific tasks as a service dog.

The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that your dog is fully trained as a service animal. Also, it verifies your ability as a handler to know how to manage your Assistance Dog/Service Dog through everyday situations and public places such as shops, parks, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

Please, be cautious of fake service dog registration services as they do not contribute to legitimate service dog teams or provide any training and evaluation. You can learn how to recognize scam service dog registration websites by checking our “Service Dog Training Scam” page.


This certificate program is valid in the US, the UK, parts of Canada, and the EU. We advise you that you check your local regulations, as these may vary.


Under What Circumstances May Airlines Deny Transport to a Service Dog?

◉ Airlines are permitted to deny transport to a service dog if it:

○ Violates safety requirements - e.g., too large or heavy to be accommodated in the cabin;

○ Poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others;

○ Causes a significant disruption in the cabin or at airport gate areas; or

○ Violates health requirements - e.g., prohibited from entering a U.S. territory or foreign country.

◉ Airlines are permitted to deny transport to a service dog if the service dog user/handler is unable to explain what specific work or task the dog has been trained to do. Personal information about the individual's disability can not be required.

◉ Airlines may deny transport to a service dog that is accompanying a person with a disability if a Department of Transportation (DOT) service animal form is required, but it has not been completed and submitted by the service dog handler/user in a timely manner.

This form is essential in providing the airline with information about the service animal, such as its age, size, breed, and behavior, as well as details about the handler/user.

Upon completion of this Certified Intensive Service Dog Course, you will receive a training certificate as proof of your dog's legitimacy and will also be eligible for our Air Travel Training Program.

Our team will be by your side to help you prepare the service animal air transportation form and other documentation that may be required.

Emotional Support Animals are not allowed to fly in the passenger cabin free of charge. You can find more information in our article New 2023 Rules and Restriction for Flying with Service Dogs (and ESA).

Certified Intensive Service Dog Training Course


Session 1 Basic Knowledge of Service Dog

This covers the basics of what a service dog is and core fundamentals you need to know before you begin training, including:

‣ How service dog programs began and how they have evolved over time

‣ Different types of service dog and what tasks they can perform

‣ A general overview of what public access rights service dogs are granted


Session 2 Understanding your Service Dog

This lesson covers the ability and limitation of a service dog, and how to understand your dog through their body languages. You'll learn: 

‣ What your own future service dog is capable and incapable of 

‣ How to know your dog's need through postures, facial expressions, and sounds 

‣ How to run a puppy testing when you look for a candidate


Session 3 Preparing for Training

Here, we'll explain the core components of our highly effective, reward-based positive training method, and you'll learn: 

‣ Recognizing types of dog training methods

‣ Performing reward-based training techniques

‣ Finding the suitable equipment for training your dog


Session 4 First Phase Training (Basic Commands to Teach)

When training a new Service Dog, there are certain basic behaviors and concepts that should be taught first. The foundation training for service dogs includes clicker training, teaching the dog its name, teaching the dog to wait calmly in one spot, teaching the dog to sit, and how to walk on a leash. Each of these skills is essential for a well-trained service dog that can assist its handler/user effectively. However, training takes time and requires patience. Perseverance and patience are key for successful service animal training.


Session 5 Bark Training

This lesson is a guide on how to train a dog to bark on command and be quiet on cue, specifically for service dogs. We will guide you through the process of training a service dog to bark to alert its owner of visitors or strangers and to - warn of fire or other dangers. The session includes exercises for barking control and how to quiet a protest barker; You will find tips on how to evaluate the situation and define and train an alternative behavior for different types of barking.


Session 6 Mobility Service Dog Tasks

Service dogs in training can be taught to perform many different tasks to assist their owners. A big part of the specialized training is retrieving. People with physical disabilities who drop items on the floor and have mobility issues may need help with the laundry and picking up items off the floor. A dog that is trained to perform “Retrieve” can have a big impact on your life. By following a method called the "motivational retrieve," canines can be trained using positive reinforcement. This chapter is a step-by-step guide for training dogs to find and retrieve medication and various small objects. We have included tips for troubleshooting common issues.


Session 7 Advanced Training

This lesson provides a collection of tips and guidelines for training a service dog to perform various tasks. The chapter features lessons on how to train your dog to perform tasks like detecting allergens, standing on two legs, pushing a shopping cart, collecting laundry, and picking up trash. The lessons are presented in a step-by-step format and include reinforcement techniques such as praising and rewarding.


Session 8 Public Access

Basic skills and self-control training are crucial before taking a service dog to public locations like shops, malls, cafés, schools, and airports. We encourage the teams to start training in outdoor pet-friendly locations. There are three main areas of public access for service dogs: outdoor pet-friendly locations, indoor pet-friendly locations, and non-pet-friendly locations. This chapter includes a self-administered Public Access Test to help you determine if your team is prepared to visit non-pet-friendly public locations.


Final and Certification

The final lesson includes a checklist for assessing both the dog and trainer's readiness for service dog work. The aim is to keep the training enjoyable for both the dog and the handler/user. We are committed to using ethical and scientifically sound methods. We encourage ongoing learning and emphasize the importance of polishing the service dog's skills through repetition.

Assessment Method

At the end of each training session, our tutor team will conduct an online evaluation of your training progress. You will be asked to complete a quiz and submit photos and videos of your dog performing specific tasks and exhibiting proper public behaviors. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal trainer can consistently monitor your training progress, provide you with assistance throughout the course, and prepare you for final certification and public testing.


What's Included

All study materials

⊛ 8 lessons

⊛ 18 videos

⊛ 8 exams

⊛ 7hrs 36m time to complete

⊛ Certificate upon completion

Study and Training Guide

Full Tutor and Admin support

The course fee includes the printable service dog certificate. The digital copy will be sent within 24 hours upon successful course completion.


OUR PASS RATE
INTENSIVE SERVICE DOG TRAINING
95%+

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