CEU Event: Selecting and Training Service Dogs for Mental Illness Part I

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.


This webinar on selecting and training service dogs for mental illness is Part I of a two part series. It will review the definitions and laws relevant to Service Dogs and Emotional Support Dogs. All definitions will use federal regulations including the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990, Titles II and III of the Americans With Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA), 2008, commonly called the ADA for Public Access; the Fair Housing Act (FHA) for housing; and the Air Carriers Access Act (ACAA) for airlines. We will also offer an overview of the most salient temperament qualities of successful service dogs for people with PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses; offer suggestions about how and where to locate canine candidates; and who should evaluate and train puppies and older dogs under consideration to become service dogs. Included will be a discussion of how dog breeds influence choices of canine candidates. In addition, we will address how to prevent and how to handle Public Access Challenges when they occur; the outcry for mandatory service dog certification; and why the presenters agree that such proposed certification requirements would not benefit the service dog community. Finally, this lecture will include information about mental health symptoms potentially mitigated by trained service dogs, and some caveats about situations in which service dogs may be a liability.

Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs, Inc
Speaker(s):Cissy Stamm and Barbara Handelman M.Ed., CDBC

Contact: Cheryl Lynne Aguiar
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 970-231-9965
 Web: https://e-trainingfordogs.com/2018/04/selecting-and-training-service-dogs-for-mental-illness-part-i/