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Certified Intensive Service Dog Training Course | Owner Self-Training Program - Train Your Own Service Dog to Enhance Your Quality of Life

This course will take you step-by-step through the process of training your own dog to become a qualified service dog, with the help from your individual trainer which is assigned to you throughout the course.

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FULL PAYMENT

Was $599

Now $399

You Save $200

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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, this could be the ideal distance learning course for you and your dog. Our online Certified Intensive Service Dog Training Course is developed by the SDTSI team of trusted, experienced behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and dog training experience. The topics cover everything from learning about service dog breeds, history, legalities, behavior, body, and vocal language as well as basic and advanced training techniques. This online course is spread over 8 distinct modules. Altogether the course should take approximately 120 hours in total.

Who should study this course?

This home study qualification is aimed at individuals who want to train their own service dog, or who want to find work as service dog trainers to help others start their service dog training journey.

At our Service Dog Training School, we don’t ask our students to have any puppy training experience or qualifications before they enroll. All we ask is that they and their dog friends have to motivation to embark on a new educational journey. 

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On 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 after 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.


What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or task as a service dog.

The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that your dog is fully trained as a service dog and its handler understands how to lead its Assistance Dog/Service Dog through everyday situations, such as going to a shop, a park, a hospital, a care home or any other public places.

First Week – Basic Knowledge of Service Dog

1 - Introduction

2 - Service Dog History

3 - Types of Service Dogs and What They Do

4 - Things Handlers Should Know

Second Week – Understanding your Service Dog

5 - Abilities and Limitations of Your Service Dog

6 - Canine Communication - Interpreting Dog Body Language

7 - Puppy Testing

Third Week – Preparing for Training

8 - Basics for All Service Dogs

9 - How a Dog Learns

10 - Encouraging Your Dog

11 - Equipment for Training

12 - The Basic Vocabulary and Core Words for Service Dogs

Fourth & Fifth Week – First Phase Training (Basic Commands to Teach)

13 - First Five Things to Teach

14 - Eye Contact Training

15 - Focus Training

Sixth Week – Bark Training

16 - Barking, Speak Up and Be Quiet Training

Seventh Week – Mobility Service Dog Tasks

17 - Finding and Retrieving Tricks

18 - Opening and Closing

19 - Paw-push Targeting

Eighth & Ninth Week – Advanced Training - Adding Drama with Clever Tricks

20 - Standing Up and Pushing a Cart

21 - Extended Training - Adding Drama with Clever Tricks

Tenth Week – Public Access

22 - Public Access Test

Final and Certification

What's Included

All study materials

Full Tutor and Admin support

The course fee includes the service dog certification fee (valued at up to $150.00).

About Service Dog Training Course

Are you looking to train your own dog to become a service dog? If you have answered yes, this could be the ideal distance learning course for you and your dog. Our online Certified Intensive Service Dog Training Course is developed by the SDTSI team of trusted, experienced behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and dog training experience. The topics cover everything from learning about service dog breeds, history, legalities, behavior, body, and vocal language as well as basic and advanced training techniques. This online course is spread over 8 distinct modules. Altogether the course should take approximately 120 hours in total.

Who should study this course?

This home study qualification is aimed at individuals who want to train their own service dog, or who want to find work as service dog trainers to help others start their service dog training journey.

At our Service Dog Training School, we don’t ask our students to have any puppy training experience or qualifications before they enroll. All we ask is that they and their dog friends have to motivation to embark on a new educational journey. 

More Related Courses

On 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 after 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.


What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or task as a service dog.

The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that your dog is fully trained as a service dog and its handler understands how to lead its Assistance Dog/Service Dog through everyday situations, such as going to a shop, a park, a hospital, a care home or any other public places.

First Week – Basic Knowledge of Service Dog

1 - Introduction

2 - Service Dog History

3 - Types of Service Dogs and What They Do

4 - Things Handlers Should Know

Second Week – Understanding your Service Dog

5 - Abilities and Limitations of Your Service Dog

6 - Canine Communication - Interpreting Dog Body Language

7 - Puppy Testing

Third Week – Preparing for Training

8 - Basics for All Service Dogs

9 - How a Dog Learns

10 - Encouraging Your Dog

11 - Equipment for Training

12 - The Basic Vocabulary and Core Words for Service Dogs

Fourth & Fifth Week – First Phase Training (Basic Commands to Teach)

13 - First Five Things to Teach

14 - Eye Contact Training

15 - Focus Training

Sixth Week – Bark Training

16 - Barking, Speak Up and Be Quiet Training

Seventh Week – Mobility Service Dog Tasks

17 - Finding and Retrieving Tricks

18 - Opening and Closing

19 - Paw-push Targeting

Eighth & Ninth Week – Advanced Training - Adding Drama with Clever Tricks

20 - Standing Up and Pushing a Cart

21 - Extended Training - Adding Drama with Clever Tricks

Tenth Week – Public Access

22 - Public Access Test

Final and Certification

What's Included

All study materials

Full Tutor and Admin support

The course fee includes the service dog certification fee (valued at up to $150.00).

No Breed, Size or Weight Restriction

Trained to perform work or task

Behave in public and under control of handler

Animal must be up to date with all vaccinations