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Are You Ready to Train Your Own Service Dog?

Are you interested in training a service dog for yourself or a family member of a person with a disability? Are you a therapist, doctor, or other health care worker who has been approached by clients or patients about getting a service dog or emotional support animal? Are you a pet dog trainer who would like to learn more about what is involved with training a service dog? This webinar is for you!The workshop covers questions like:

  • Is it better to train your own service dog or apply to a program for a fully trained dog?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks to each?
  • What is the fastest way to get a service dog?
  • What is the most affordable way to get a service dog?
  • Which laws apply?
  • What’s the difference between service animals and emotional support animals?
  • Are there laws that affect where I can bring my service-dog-in-training?
  • What is the training process?
  • Can I start training assistance tasks right away?
  • Should I bring my puppy everywhere to set the stage for public access training?
  • When is the right time to consult with a professional service dog trainer?
  • Answers to your other questions!



  • Service Dog Definitions, Terminology, and Laws
  • Challenges of Service Dogs
  • Pros & Cons of Owner-Training vs a Program Service Dog
  • The Path (Pyramid) of Owner Training
  • Finding Trainers or Programs


Pre-requisites OR Target Level of Knowledge:  n/a
Instructor:  Sharon Wachsler, CPDT-KA, KPA
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
CBCC-KA: n/a
CPDT-KA:  n/a
IAABC:  n/a
IACP: n/a
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Course Length:  1 hr
Original Air Date:  2024
Course Cost:  Free

Contact Information:  sue@raisingcanine.com
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