For Disabled Handlers Training Their Own Service Dogs, and For Novice Pet Dog Trainers
Tier 2 of the Barbara Handelman Service Dog Trainer Course (BHSDT), is designed for disabled handlers training their own service dogs, and for pet dog trainers interested in becoming professional service dog trainers. There are no prerequisites for taking this course.
*NOTE: The Tier 2 course does not qualify students to professionally train service dogs for clients with disabilities. Neither does this course qualify students to advise or assist disabled clients who are training their own service dogs.
The Tier 2 course is a knowledge-based curriculum covering the basics of service dog candidate selection; socialization and public access training; service dog laws; the ethics of being a service dog handler; and developing the foundation skills dogs must learn for task training. This is a self-paced course for which students have 9-months to complete all the requirements.
Students must also purchase and complete the auditor’s version of the Understanding Canine Behavior course, in order to fulfill requirements for the Certificate of Completion for the Tier 2 BHSDT course ($180.00 USD – Instructions to access this special price are provided after registration).
TUITION AND POLICIES:
COST: $1,250 USD.
9-Month Payment Plan is available for Tier 2 ($1,278 USD / $142 USD per month).
Click HERE to contact Cheryl Aguiar for instructions on purchasing the 9-month payment plan for Tier 2.
IAABC – 25
CCPDT – 21
PPG/PPAB – 25
NADOI – Approved
WHAT STUDENTS MAY EXPECT IN THE TIER 2 COURSE:
Sixteen webinar-style lectures
Readings, handouts and other materials specifically relevant to each lecture
Access to an extensive Collection of Resources including research studies; blog entries; links to lectures and videos available online; as well as published and unpublished papers by renowned individuals in the service animal industry.
Students who finish Tier 2 will receive a Certificate of Completion designating that they have accomplished all the requirements of the course.
Click HERE for the Tier 2 Description, Expectations, and Lesson Outline.