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Certified Companion Dog Training Course for Autism Children - Train Your Dog for Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

With the guidance of step-by-step training sessions, you will learn to train your dog for a variety of tasks that can assist a range of symptoms, behaviors, and issues caused by a child's autism. This therapeutic task work can help address a child's socialization skills, behavioral skills, life skills, and so on.

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About Companion Dog Training Course

A well-trained and well-behaved Companion Dog for Children with Autism acts as constant companions to children with autism to help them improve social interactions and relationships, expand verbal and nonverbal communication, teach life skills, increase interest in activities and decrease stress within the family. The training doesn’t pass judgment, but breaks into the world of autism and becomes a crucial part of the family’s life.

Our online Certified Companion Dog Training for Autism Children Course was developed by the SDTSI team of trusted, experienced behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and dog training experience.

This course is spread over 8 distinct modules, covering everything you need to learn about having a Companion Dog: condition them to provide companionship, helping to bring independence and a more socially inclusive life to both the child and their family.

In order to train or obtain a companion dog for your child, you must: 

- Have a child with autism to the extent that the disability hinders the aspects of day-to-day life.

- Be willing to be the handler and leader of the dog for your child. Your child cannot handle the dog alone.

- Have a family that loves dogs.

- Have the patience to work through problems (even a trained dog is still a dog).

- Have finances to provide your dog with veterinary care and maintenance for the next 10-12 years.

Having a Companion Dog for your child can be life-changing.

Benefits of owning a companion dog for autistic children:

- Increase social interaction

- Redirect repetitive behaviors

- Increase independence

- Increase vocabulary

- Improve the quality of sleep

- Provide sensory assistance

- Increase safety

- Deep pressure tasks

- Mobility assistance

- Create a calmer environment

- Assist in quickly recovering a lost autistic child

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What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or tasks as a companion dog.


Session 1 – The Definition of Companion Dog For Autism Children

1 - Introduction

2 - The benefits of companion dogs aiding children with Autism Disorder

3 - How to choose a Service / Companion / Therapy Dog for your autistic child


Session 2 – How To Choose An Autism Companion Dog

4 - Type of dog breeds not suitable for autistic children

5 - Dog Breeds suited to become companion dogs for autistic children


Session 3 – Taking Good Care Of Your Dog

6 - General Care for Your Dog


Session 4 – How To Lift Your Dog

7 - Tiny and Small Size Dog

8 - Medium to Large Size Dog


Session 5 – Teaching Your Dog To Be Obedient

9 - Five TOP teachings 

10 - Children Joining In The Training


Session 6 – Socialization Training

11 - Eye Contact

12 - Walk and Stay Beside You

13 - Preparation

14 - Conversation Skills


Session 7 – Emotional Control Training

15 - Emotional Disruption Tasks


Session 8 – Closing



What's Included

All study materials

Full tutor and admin support

The course fee includes the certification fee (valued at up to $120.00).

About Companion Dog Training Course

A well-trained and well-behaved Companion Dog for Children with Autism acts as constant companions to children with autism to help them improve social interactions and relationships, expand verbal and nonverbal communication, teach life skills, increase interest in activities and decrease stress within the family. The training doesn’t pass judgment, but breaks into the world of autism and becomes a crucial part of the family’s life.

Our online Certified Companion Dog Training for Autism Children Course was developed by the SDTSI team of trusted, experienced behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and dog training experience.

This course is spread over 8 distinct modules, covering everything you need to learn about having a Companion Dog: condition them to provide companionship, helping to bring independence and a more socially inclusive life to both the child and their family.

In order to train or obtain a companion dog for your child, you must: 

- Have a child with autism to the extent that the disability hinders the aspects of day-to-day life.

- Be willing to be the handler and leader of the dog for your child. Your child cannot handle the dog alone.

- Have a family that loves dogs.

- Have the patience to work through problems (even a trained dog is still a dog).

- Have finances to provide your dog with veterinary care and maintenance for the next 10-12 years.

Having a Companion Dog for your child can be life-changing.

Benefits of owning a companion dog for autistic children:

- Increase social interaction

- Redirect repetitive behaviors

- Increase independence

- Increase vocabulary

- Improve the quality of sleep

- Provide sensory assistance

- Increase safety

- Deep pressure tasks

- Mobility assistance

- Create a calmer environment

- Assist in quickly recovering a lost autistic child

More Related Courses

What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or tasks as a companion dog.


Session 1 – The Definition of Companion Dog For Autism Children

1 - Introduction

2 - The benefits of companion dogs aiding children with Autism Disorder

3 - How to choose a Service / Companion / Therapy Dog for your autistic child


Session 2 – How To Choose An Autism Companion Dog

4 - Type of dog breeds not suitable for autistic children

5 - Dog Breeds suited to become companion dogs for autistic children


Session 3 – Taking Good Care Of Your Dog

6 - General Care for Your Dog


Session 4 – How To Lift Your Dog

7 - Tiny and Small Size Dog

8 - Medium to Large Size Dog


Session 5 – Teaching Your Dog To Be Obedient

9 - Five TOP teachings 

10 - Children Joining In The Training


Session 6 – Socialization Training

11 - Eye Contact

12 - Walk and Stay Beside You

13 - Preparation

14 - Conversation Skills


Session 7 – Emotional Control Training

15 - Emotional Disruption Tasks


Session 8 – Closing



What's Included

All study materials

Full tutor and admin support

The course fee includes the certification fee (valued at up to $120.00).

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