Below is some important information you need to know before starting on a service dog training program. It will give you a big picture of what you can expect.
Training Your Own Service Dog
- Definitions of Service Dog, Assistance Dog, Therapy Dog, Emotional Support Dog.
- Legal Requirements for Training Your Own Service Dog?
- Options for Getting a Service Dog
- Comparison of Owner Trained vs Program Trained Service Dogs
- Characteristics of a Successful Service Dog Trainer
- Self-Assessment for Anyone Considering Owner-Training in BC
- Estimated Costs of Owning a Service Dog
- How to Fundraise Training & Equipment Costs
- Do You Have a Support System?
- Building a Road is the Same Process as Training A Service Dog
- 6 Levels of Training a Service Dog