Ways To Train Your Own Service Dog
The Service Dog Academy offers several ways for you to train your service dog. Our programs are designed to be flexible enough for anyone to train their dog.
Whether you want to train in group classes, in private sessions, have your dog trained for you by a certified trainer or train online, we have a program for you.
In Studio Private Training
If private sessions would work best for you in training your own service dog or you just need help stopping bad behavior, you can now book time with Head Trainer Mary McNeight individually. This specialized service will teach you the techniques you need to improve your dog’s skills and turn him into a perfect service dog.
We can address all issues in these private training sessions including service dog task training, public access training or just basic obedience.
Request a Private Training Session for your service dog.
Although individual service dog training sessions are fun to teach they are not a viable financial option for most of our students. Thankfully we have an intensive class format to meet our students increasing need for affordable training. We have several train your own service dog classes available. However, prior to enrolling in them you need to go through our:
- basic pet dog classes
- Diabetic & Medical Alert Dog Class or
- pay for a $250 evaluation to determine if both YOU and your DOG are fully versed in our positive reinforcement dog training concepts and methods in order to be able to follow and succeed in our strict course load.
Get more information about our pet dog training classes here.
Online Training VIA Video Conferencing!
The Service Dog Academy is happy to announce that we now offer online training through the video conferencing service Skype!
If you want to train in the privacy of your home with just the use of your computer and webcam, we can provide you with personalized training with just a click of your mouse.
You will have the full attention and direction of a certified trainer without leaving your home. This type of training is only appropriate for obedience and task training. We do not recommended or provide it for dogs with anxiety or aggression issues.
You can schedule an appointment for SKYPE training online on our Service Dog Training Appointments Webpage.