If you live in the Nanaimo, BC area or nearby on Vancouver Island, and are owner-training a service dog, join us for our live private sessions and small group sessions (maximum of 3 handlers and 3 dogs indoors or 4 dogs and 4 handlers outdoors).
Learn how to train your own assistance dog through a combination of in-person one-hour coaching sessions, half-hour web-based sessions and online classes. The online classes provide the structure for you and your dog to work through. The in-person sessions ensure you are applying the training technique correctly and to problem solve issues as they arise. To train your own pup or dog to BC Certification standards may take from one year to 3, depending on many things. How much it costs also depends. Check our General FAQ for more details.
Are you new to the idea of training your own service dog? Here are some things to consider.
FREE BC Service Dog Information Webinar for Owner Trainers
Learn the process of training your dog for provincial service dog certification. Find out the laws for service and assistance dogs, therapy dogs and emotional support dogs. Watch two demo dogs perform tasks to mitigate disabilities. Get your questions answered! Hearing alert dogs, mobility dogs, diabetes alert dogs, PTSD dogs, anxiety dogs, Autism dogs etc.
Ideal for anyone with disabilities and health care providers and medical staff.
Small Group Classes"Foundation Skills for Service Dogs"
Tuesdays Oct. 9, 2018- Nov. 13, 2018 11am-noon
Max. 3 dogs and 3 handlers (dogs must be 16 weeks or older)
Cost: Canadian $240 plus GST ($12)=$252
Teams will learn the behaviors needed to teach obedience behaviors and tasks. Your dog will learn how to learn and be confident and able to work in the presence of other dogs. You will learn how to train!
Prepayment required before Oct. 5, 2018 at noon to reserve your spot. Give us a heads up you might be interested ASAP as we need to book the room.