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Service Dog Owner Training -- Is this the path for you? Presented by Sharon Wachsler

  • Monday, December 03, 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
  • Live Webinar


  • For Doggone safe members
  • PPG member registration
  • For Pet Owner Members
  • Public registration


CEUs: PPAB 2, CCPDT (pending), IAABC (pending)

Are you considering a service dog for yourself, a family member, or a client/patient? Are you debating on whether to train your own service dog or apply to a program for a fully trained dog? Which laws apply? What is the training process? This webinar will answer these questions.


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

About Your Presenter

Sharon Wachsler CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner with more than 25 years of experience in the disability community. Before she began her second career as a dog trainer, Sharon was a disability information and referral specialist and service dog owner-trainer, as well as the founder of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival, a writer for the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners newsletter, and the blogger for the popular service-dog trainer's blog, After Gadget. Sharon opened At Your Service Dog Training in Wendell, MA, in 2014, offering private training, consulting, and group classes to service dog owner-trainers. Sharon is an experienced presenter and writer on service dog topics and enjoys consulting with and speaking to trainers, owners, and community groups about service dogs and their training.

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