CEU Event: Working with Service Dog Owner-Trainers: It’s Not About the Dog

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

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

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


This 2 hour webinar will be recorded live. Sharon Wachsler, CPDT-KA discusses the issues when working with service dog owner-trainers. Are you getting calls from clients asking for help training their own service dog? Are you wondering whether to take these cases or refer them out? Working with service dog owner-trainers can be both challenging and rewarding. From the initial inquiry, to consults, lessons, and a long-term training relationship, working with service dog owner trainers (OTs) can have significant differences from working with pet dog clients. Quite apart from dog-training expertise, OT cases may require us to navigate tricky legal, business, human health, psychological, and community considerations. Pet dog trainers may find this work rewarding, challenging, overwhelming, confusing, or distasteful. Trainers who take on service dog clients without adequate preparation may cause unintentional psychological or physical harm to the client team or damage to their business. This presentation will address some of these differences and help you decide whether this work appeals to you.

Sponsor:E-Training for Dogs, Inc
Speaker(s):Sharon Wachsler, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP and Barbara Handelman, M.Ed., LCMHC, CDBC

Contact: Cheryl Lynne Aguiar
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 197-023-19965
 Web: https://e-trainingfordogs.com/2018/08/working-with-service-dog-owner-trainers-its-not-about-the-dog/