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Training Service Dogs
 
training service dogs
 

 

 

Time: 11:30 AM

Date/Days: Saturday, April 28

Location: Greenfield Room

Are you considering a service dog for yourself, a family member, or a client/patient? Is it better train your own or apply to a program for a fully trained dog? Which laws apply? What is the training process? Get answers to your questions!

Topics include …

  • Service Dog Definitions, Terminology, and Laws
  • Challenges of Service Dogs
  • Pros & Cons of Owner-Training vs Program SD
  • The Path (Pyramid) of Owner Training
  • Finding Trainers or Programs
  • Answers to your questions

All attendees will receive a folder of helpful handouts on service dog training information and resources to take home.

**NOTE** This workshop is for PEOPLE to provide information on service dog training. It is not a dog-training class. Please leave pet dogs at home.

Sharon Wachsler is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, and owner of At Your Service Dog Training in Wendell, MA. A former disability information specialist and owner-trainer, Sharon offers private and group classes, pre-adoption consulting and assessment to service dog owner-trainers. She consults and speaks on service dog training to trainers, owners, and community groups.