Audit: Team Training (Oct. 2-6, 2017)
5 Day Audit:
Fall 2018 — Dates pending
Don’t miss this ultimate auditing experience as we take clients and their new Hearing and Service Dogs through their first week together in this 5-day intensive course. Presentations by our dynamic staff of Trainers alternate with a variety of hands on training sessions for the new teams, including Relationship, Learning, Play, Husbandry and Exercise.
You’ll be there as we teach clients to work with and care for their new dogs. Gain insight into how we customize our instruction to serve each client’s specific learning needs. Watch as clients go from nervous beginners to calm handlers through practice and coaching. Follow along as we teach clients to develop their relationship and mechanical skill with their new dogs.
Some clients have never had a dog, others are more familiar, so that affects how we deal with each pair. Observe how we customize equipment for different needs and adjust training for limited mobility, speech, hand/eye coordination, and reaction time. At graduation, meet and talk with the clients and their families, then hear their feedback on the week.
Questions, insights, observations? We will explore them at our Staff and Auditor Round Table at the end of each day!
(NOTE: This course has a Prerequisite to register. You must have attended Assistance Dog Training for Professionals previously. )
Please note: Successfully attending and completing this class does not signify that the attendee is a Service/Assistance Dog trainer or qualified to train and/or place Service/Assistance Dogs. Assistance Dogs International has specific standards that an individual must meet in order to be a certified Assistance Dog trainer – and taking part in this class does not fulfill all these requirements. See “Standards for Trainers” in ADI Minimum Standards and Ethics.
Policies & Additional Information
Enrollment in this course is now closed. This class is offered annually each fall. Please check back for new dates usually set in the second quarter each year.