Service Dogs Inc.’s Trainers Academy specializes in teaching professional dog trainers interested moving or advancing in the field of training Assistance Dogs. This series is not for beginners. Students should:
- Be familiar with the terminology, theory and application of positive reinforcement based operant conditioning
- Have experience training a variety of dog breeds and problem solving
- Have worked with multiple clients in both basic and skill building classes
Each class offers a 5-day event at our Training Center. Classes are offered only once a year and enrollment is limited to 24 students per event, so register early!
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Assistance Dog Training for Professionals
June 12-16, 2017 Sunday – Friday 5-Day Workshop
Offered annually, this is the core course for the Service Dogs Inc. Trainers Academy and a pre-requisite course for all other classes. It is an intensive hands-on class where attendees work with Hearing and Service Dogs currently in training at Service Dogs, Inc.
Behaviors, Applicants and Matching
April 3-7, 2017 – 3-day or 5-day Audit
Attendees must have completed the Assistance Dog Training for Professionals course from Service Dogs, Inc.