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Certified Emotional Support Dog Training Package [Certificate + Registration ID] - Train your dog to behave well in public as an ESA

This course aims to teach obedience, house manners, community obedience for dog friendly outings and engagement tasks, to ensure that you can enjoy all the privileges of having an ESA.

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Emotional Support Dog Certificate and registered ID of completion

Recognized in all 50 States of the USA, Canada, E.U. & UK

About Emotional Support Dog Training Course

More and more bad-behaved emotional support dogs are appearing in stores, restaurants, and airports. Untrained Emotional support animals can endanger the public and make life harder for their handlers. This course aims to teach obedience, house manners, and social skills for dog-friendly outings and engagement tasks, to ensure that ESA owners can enjoy all the privileges of having a trained emotional support dog, who has demonstrated the ability to behave in public.

Our online Certified Emotional Support Dog Training 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. It will help you to get to know your dog, train him to meet your individual needs, and lead your life with confidence, productivity, freedom, and self-reliance.

This course is spread over 10 distinct modules, covering everything you need to learn about having an Emotional Support Dog: condition them to handle, train them for control, teach them social skills and handle them skillfully with people.


Why do you need to train your emotional support dogs?

Under the federal laws, emotional support dogs do not require specific training, but they need to be obedient and well-behaved in all places.

🐾 If your emotional support dog misbehaves, he’ll Lose His ESA Privileges!

Even though your support dog doesn’t need to required to be trained by a specific set of guidelines like service dogs are, it is wise to teach your dog some basic good manners. You will want to enjoy the privileges of being able to take your ESA with you wherever you go. Both you and your furry friend are going to have a much easier time of it if your dog is well socialized and well-behaved in public. Plus, 

- airlines will revoke the privilege to travel with your ESD if your dog has shown aggression to flight staff, yourself or other passengers on a previous occasion.

- most establishments will not hesitate to ask you to remove your ESD from the premises if it shows unclean and disruptive behaviors.

🐾 Emotional support dog training is an essential part of Deep Pressure Therapy for those with mental illness.

They should be able to help people struggling emotionally in intense situations. ESAs can learn specific techniques to help their owners relax.

🐾 Training is one of the best ways to strengthen your bond!

With the right attitude, training your canine bestie can be fun for both you and your dog. Spending the time to learn and understand your dog’s language will bring you so much closer together.

Joining the Certified Emotional Dog Training Course is only a 3-step process: Enroll, Study, and Get Certified. Sign up and get started today; you'll be amazed at what you and your dog can achieve!

Who should study this course?

Individuals who suffering from mental health issues including Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Bipolar/Manic Disorders, Cognitive Disorders, Depression, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and stress, or who are planning to adopt or pick out a dog and train them to become a psychiatric service dog in the near future.

We generally recommend getting an ESA letter from a licensed mental health practitioner (LMHP) before you start the training. If you have one of the above conditions or something similar, speak to a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or licensed clinical social worker. You can ask them for a letter to certify that you have an emotional or mental condition and require an assistance animal to alleviate some of the symptoms. 

More Related Courses

On successful completion of this emotional support dog training course, you will

be in possession of a very well-behaved emotional dog and your dog partner will be certified as an Emotional Support Dog with all the training records and a registered Emotional Support Dog ID by SERVICEDOG TRAINING SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL.

To view a sample of the award, please click here.

What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or tasks as an emotional support dog.

There is no requirement in registering an ESD under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Registration, though, helps in dealing with airlines and landlords. There is also a custom-animal handler ID card or certificate for this purpose. Even though not required, some building owners and their staff are trained to ask for this card or certificate.

Please note that:

ESAs legally must be prescribed by a licensed mental health professional like a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist.

Since January 11, 2021, The U.S. DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation Air Transportation) changed the rules governing service animals on planes. Airlines would no longer be required to accept emotional support animals. So far, United, American, and Delta Join Alaska have already been banning Emotional Support Animals. Now, when traveling with a support dog or a therapy animal, standard pet-related regulations and restrictions will apply.

Your emotional support animal does not have automatic access to every place a service dog may go. It is best to ask establishments such as restaurants, shops, or malls whether they are allowed, or an exception can be made, but you can think about transforming your emotional support dog to psychiatric service dog, for more details please see the Certified Intensive Psychiatric Service Dog Training Course.


Session 1 – The Definition of Emotional Support Dogs

1 - Introduction

2 - ESA Training vs Psychiatric Service Dog Training: What’s the Difference?

3 - Legal Rights


Session 2 – Understand Your Dog

4 - Abilities and Limitations of Your Emotional Support Dog

5 - Understand Your Dog Partner


Session 3 – How A Dog Learns

6 - How A Dog Learns

7 - Select the Gear You Need for Training


Session 4 – General Care for Your Dog

8 - Vaccination and Feeding


Session 5 – Bond with Your Emotional Support Dogs

9 - How to Bond with Your Emotional Support Dogs


Session 6 – Basic Obedience Training

10 - Clicker Training

11 - Teach the Basics


Session 7 – Eliminate Bad Behaviors

12 - Eliminate Unwanted Behaviors


Session 8 – Emotional Training

13 - Specialized Training to Reduce Emotional Overload


Session 9 – Behavior in a Public Setting

14 - Socialization


Session 10 – Final

15 - Have Fun with Your Emotional Support Dogs!


What's Included

All study materials

Full tutor and admin support

The course fee includes the emotional support dog registration and certification fee (valued at up to $120.00).



About Emotional Support Dog Training Course

More and more bad-behaved emotional support dogs are appearing in stores, restaurants, and airports. Untrained Emotional support animals can endanger the public and make life harder for their handlers. This course aims to teach obedience, house manners, and social skills for dog-friendly outings and engagement tasks, to ensure that ESA owners can enjoy all the privileges of having a trained emotional support dog, who has demonstrated the ability to behave in public.

Our online Certified Emotional Support Dog Training 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. It will help you to get to know your dog, train him to meet your individual needs, and lead your life with confidence, productivity, freedom, and self-reliance.

This course is spread over 10 distinct modules, covering everything you need to learn about having an Emotional Support Dog: condition them to handle, train them for control, teach them social skills and handle them skillfully with people.


Why do you need to train your emotional support dogs?

Under the federal laws, emotional support dogs do not require specific training, but they need to be obedient and well-behaved in all places.

🐾 If your emotional support dog misbehaves, he’ll Lose His ESA Privileges!

Even though your support dog doesn’t need to required to be trained by a specific set of guidelines like service dogs are, it is wise to teach your dog some basic good manners. You will want to enjoy the privileges of being able to take your ESA with you wherever you go. Both you and your furry friend are going to have a much easier time of it if your dog is well socialized and well-behaved in public. Plus, 

- airlines will revoke the privilege to travel with your ESD if your dog has shown aggression to flight staff, yourself or other passengers on a previous occasion.

- most establishments will not hesitate to ask you to remove your ESD from the premises if it shows unclean and disruptive behaviors.

🐾 Emotional support dog training is an essential part of Deep Pressure Therapy for those with mental illness.

They should be able to help people struggling emotionally in intense situations. ESAs can learn specific techniques to help their owners relax.

🐾 Training is one of the best ways to strengthen your bond!

With the right attitude, training your canine bestie can be fun for both you and your dog. Spending the time to learn and understand your dog’s language will bring you so much closer together.

Joining the Certified Emotional Dog Training Course is only a 3-step process: Enroll, Study, and Get Certified. Sign up and get started today; you'll be amazed at what you and your dog can achieve!

Who should study this course?

Individuals who suffering from mental health issues including Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Bipolar/Manic Disorders, Cognitive Disorders, Depression, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and stress, or who are planning to adopt or pick out a dog and train them to become a psychiatric service dog in the near future.

We generally recommend getting an ESA letter from a licensed mental health practitioner (LMHP) before you start the training. If you have one of the above conditions or something similar, speak to a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or licensed clinical social worker. You can ask them for a letter to certify that you have an emotional or mental condition and require an assistance animal to alleviate some of the symptoms. 

More Related Courses

On successful completion of this emotional support dog training course, you will

be in possession of a very well-behaved emotional dog and your dog partner will be certified as an Emotional Support Dog with all the training records and a registered Emotional Support Dog ID by SERVICEDOG TRAINING SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL.

To view a sample of the award, please click here.

What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or tasks as an emotional support dog.

There is no requirement in registering an ESD under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Registration, though, helps in dealing with airlines and landlords. There is also a custom-animal handler ID card or certificate for this purpose. Even though not required, some building owners and their staff are trained to ask for this card or certificate.

Please note that:

ESAs legally must be prescribed by a licensed mental health professional like a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist.

Since January 11, 2021, The U.S. DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation Air Transportation) changed the rules governing service animals on planes. Airlines would no longer be required to accept emotional support animals. So far, United, American, and Delta Join Alaska have already been banning Emotional Support Animals. Now, when traveling with a support dog or a therapy animal, standard pet-related regulations and restrictions will apply.

Your emotional support animal does not have automatic access to every place a service dog may go. It is best to ask establishments such as restaurants, shops, or malls whether they are allowed, or an exception can be made, but you can think about transforming your emotional support dog to psychiatric service dog, for more details please see the Certified Intensive Psychiatric Service Dog Training Course.


Session 1 – The Definition of Emotional Support Dogs

1 - Introduction

2 - ESA Training vs Psychiatric Service Dog Training: What’s the Difference?

3 - Legal Rights


Session 2 – Understand Your Dog

4 - Abilities and Limitations of Your Emotional Support Dog

5 - Understand Your Dog Partner


Session 3 – How A Dog Learns

6 - How A Dog Learns

7 - Select the Gear You Need for Training


Session 4 – General Care for Your Dog

8 - Vaccination and Feeding


Session 5 – Bond with Your Emotional Support Dogs

9 - How to Bond with Your Emotional Support Dogs


Session 6 – Basic Obedience Training

10 - Clicker Training

11 - Teach the Basics


Session 7 – Eliminate Bad Behaviors

12 - Eliminate Unwanted Behaviors


Session 8 – Emotional Training

13 - Specialized Training to Reduce Emotional Overload


Session 9 – Behavior in a Public Setting

14 - Socialization


Session 10 – Final

15 - Have Fun with Your Emotional Support Dogs!


What's Included

All study materials

Full tutor and admin support

The course fee includes the emotional support dog registration and 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