Public Access - 4 Part Series 

Public Access begins when an assistance dog starts training in public places like retail stores, community buildings etc. Both of you need a specific set of skills to do so safely and effectively. In general, that means your dog should be 12-18 months old before she starts official public access, not just acclimation and generalizing basic training.

The required knowledge, skills, behaviors and approaches will be broken down into a 4 level course. 

 Note: These classes are NOT included as part of the school bundle for $380.

 
 
Public Access - Level 1 C$35

Class Goals:

Your dog learns:
How to further generalize 4 behaviors needed for public access: sit, settle, loose leash walking and doorways
Becomes desensitized to common distractions in public.

Before you label your dog as "Service Dog In Training" in public, find out what public access is, how to assess if your dog is ready and if not, how to condition your dog to what he needs to be able to handle. Identify areas of weakness you need to work on before starting public access training. Discover what body language to look for to determine if and to what degree your dog is stressed and how to respond appropriately to that stress. Play some games that will build confidence specific to public access situations. Try out a general approach you can use to desensitize your dog to different kinds of distractions. Join the class for weekly challenges that will help you and your dog to generalize key behaviors! This class focusses on readiness for public access.

Public Access - Level 2 C$35

Class Goals: Coming soon!

 
Public Access - Level 3 C$35

Class Goals: Coming soon!

 Public Access - Level 4 C$35

Class Goals: Coming soon!

 

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