AFTER JULY 4TH 2018 MARY WILL NO LONGER TEACH IN PERSON CLASSES, EVERYTHING WILL BE ONLINE
MEDICAL ALERT DOG 4 DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP CLASS
Train Your Own Diabetes Alert Dog / Medical Alert Dog
The Service Dog Academy is excited announce an opportunity for those in need of a medical alert service dog for diabetes, migraines, seizures, narcolepsy, A-Fib atrial fibrillation, POTS postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and dysautonomia.
Since we have students across the United States, Canada and Mexico who could not make our traditional 8 week diabetic alert classes because of distance, The Service Dog Academy is offering a four-day concentrated diabetic alert dog training course. This is a fantastic excuse to visit the beautiful areas of the country we train in and train your dog in a groundbreaking program at less than the cost of the average emergency room visit!
“Our emergency room visits were reduced from 2-3 a week down to nothing.” Bill, Type 2 Diabetic Alert Dog
“Before I got Cooper, I was waking up to paramedics around me every 2 months. Thanks to Cooper, In the last 5 months I have not had a single visit from paramedics.” Jeff, Type 1 Diabetic Alert Dog
“Malla saved my life… If it had not been for Malla’s training… I reallly don’t think I would be here today.” Drew, Type 1 Diabetic Alert Dog
“With Koira telling that he needed his medication, he dislocated nothing. Zero. Because he never even got the paralysis… It was amazing.” Paul, POTS Alert Dog
“She prevented me a hospital trip while I was by myself camping in a tent was pretty amazing.” – Kelsea, Migraine Alert Dog
What You Will Learn In Our Medical Alert Dog Training Class
Alert to low blood sugars (or your medical condition) in your home
Retrieve sugary drinks to correct blood sugar imbalances
Retrieve your meter, insulin or abortive medication
Dial 911 on a dog phone
Go get human help
Medical / Diabetic Alert Dog Class Details:
Class fee is $1299 per diabetic alert team of 1 dog and 1 human student (children under 18 years of age do not count as team member).
Observation fee of $899 for anyone over 18 years of age attending without a dog
There will be a 6 dog cap to ensure more student to teacher attention
Class meets various locations around the USA
All training is done using only methods approved by the AHA (American Humane Association)
You will have 3 hours of instruction per day and be required to do an additional 2 hours of homework per day on your own.
Class registration includes a search for a positive reinforcement trainer in your area to continue service dog related access training.
Class registration includes 4-30 minute SKYPE appointments. One to be scheduled prior to class, the others to be scheduled as the student has questions.
Medical / Diabetic Alert Dog Class Student Requirements:
Your dog must be human and dog-friendly
Dogs that show signs of true aggression will be dropped from the course WITHOUT A REFUND
Your dog must have basic obedience skills unless under 5 months old
You must be willing to commit up to 5 hours per day to training while attending the Workshop.
Your dog must be in general good health. A dog’s health can dramatically affect its ability to do nose work.
You will need to bring 4 days worth of treats as well as 4 days worth of high value chew items. See our class supplies page for details.
We will allow no more than 1 adult student per dog. Adult students are students over the age of 18.
Your dog must not be Brachycephalic. Its is unknown whether Brachycephalic dogs can do diabetic alerting so we cannot recommend them as Diabetic Alert Dogs. To find out if your dog is Brachycephalic please check the wikipedia page.
DONT TAKE OBEDIENCE CLASSES FIRST
If you take obedience classes before taking medical alert dog training classes you might be hurting your dog’s chances of ever becoming a medical alert dog. See why in this youtube video.
Additional Class Details:
You will be required to do at least 20 minutes of homework every day for 1 month BEFORE the start of the class.
This class also includes one half an hour SKYPE appointment to be done in the 2nd week of class. This SKYPE appointment is required for your success.
Three follow up 30 minute SKYPE sessions are included in the price of this class so that you may ask questions and successfully continue training after leaving class.
You will be required to do at least 20 minutes of homework every day for for the rest of your life to keep up the training!
You will be required to document your training after the class ends so that we can make sure the skills taught in class are being practiced.
If your dog has anxiety or fear issues and/or is a naturally nervous and fearful, until those issues are resolved they will not be successful in this program. Just like humans, when dogs are afraid they are going to DIE, they will not be able to perform their job functions. Please do not enroll in this program if your dog is fearful, anxious or aggressive in any way.
You MUST be committed to using ONLY positive reinforcement methods. If we find out that you have been training using prong collars, choke collars, shock collars and/or physical punishment after enrolling in the class YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DROPPED FROM THE PROGRAM WITHOUT A REFUND.
If your dog has a consistent history of refusing to eat food in dog training classes, this class is not recommended for you.
This class is only the beginning of a series of classes to teach your dog to reliably alert to diabetic LOWS in your home. You cannot be given enough training in a single weekend to create a diabetic alert dog that can alert in any environment and distraction level. Additional training WILL be necessary.
This program does not guarantee a 100% success rate. Anyone who does is LYING to you. Success depends on a combination of your training skills, your dogs training skills, your ability to follow through with the program, your dogs bond with you, your dogs innate personality, etc.
Since you will be receiving training material 30 days prior to the start of the class, REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GRANTED LESS THAN 45 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CLASS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Sounds too good to be true right? Thats why we have yet another video of our students sharing their experience in their own words.
St. Louis, Missouri June 30th – July 3rd 2018, Registration must be completed by June 9th
Hours: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Waterloo, Illinois – In my personal home. Due to the fact that I no longer have a handicap accessible facility, this class is being taught in my personal home, if you or your dog cannot comfortably walk up and down stairs, this class is not for you.
|Class Dates||Class Time||Enrollment Conditions GUARANTEE||Type Of Spot||Spots Left||Register Here|
|6/30/2018-7/3/2018||3 hours per day||BY ENROLLING IN THIS COURSE YOU GUARANTEE THAT YOUR DOG HAS NEVER BITTEN A HUMAN NOR ANOTHER DOG. YOU ALSO GUARANTEE THAT YOUR DOG IS NOT AGGRESSIVE IN ANY WAY TO HUMANS OR OTHER DOGS. IF IS DISCOVERED IN CLASS OR ON LOCATION THAT YOUR DOG IS AGGRESSIVE YOU IMMEDIATELY FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO A REFUND AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TRAINING. THE TRAINERS DECISION IS FINAL AND IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DEBATE OR RECONSIDERATION.||Participant With Dog||2||Please call 206-355-9033 to register|
|6/30/2018-7/3/2018||3 hours per day||THIS TYPE OF CLASS REGISTRATION IS PERFECT FOR DOG TRAINERS LOOKING TO LEARN TO TRAIN DIABETIC ALERT DOGS. INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER FOR A SPOT WITHOUT A DOG WILL BE PARTNERED WITH THOSE WITH A DOG. DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN DOG WITH YOU. THERE WILL BE NO WHERE TO KEEP YOUR DOG WHILE YOU ARE TRAINING. ADDITIONALLY, IF APPROPRIATE, YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO ASSIST STUDENTS WITH TASKS YOU HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN.||Participant Without Dog||1||Please call 206-355-9033 to register|
Airfare and accommodations are not included in the cost of this class, but when compared with the cost of an already trained diabetic alert dog (which could cost upwards of $20,000) this is a wonderful opportunity! Please visit a list of accommodations we have compiled in order to make sure your trip goes smoothly!