The course covers everything you need to know about what a psychiatric service dog is, what tasks they can perform, and who they can help. It also details how to train specific service tasks, as well as important information about psychiatric disabilities themselves.
- 8 lessons
- 8 videos
- 8 exams
- 7hrs 26m time to complete
- Certificate upon completion
- Access to a computer, phone or tablet
- Access to the internet
- Collar, harness, or head strap
- Clicker (included)
- Treats or toys
- Treat bag
This course features 8 lessons, each with a progress exam and most with supplemental learning materials, such as videos, illustrations, and/or downloadables.
Who this course is for
This course is for those with a diagnosed psychiatric disability who feel that a psychiatric service dog would be a good treatment option for them. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a diagnosed disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability. Whether you’re an experienced dog handler with previous training experience, or you’re new to having a canine companion, this course will help you train your dog to perform tasks that minimize your symptoms and help you live a more independent life.