CEU Event: Ethics and Etiquette for Service Dogs and Their Handlers

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 3.00
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 lesson will cover standards for a service dog’s behavior when working in public. Disabled handlers have ethical responsibilities to uphold the standards for the sake of their dog’s safety and welfare. They must also consider the impact of poor behavior on the businesses the dogs enter; and recognize that a poorly behaved service dog, in public, may make other service dog partners less welcome. What Students May Expect in this Course: Standards for a service dog’s behavior when working in public; Indicators of stress in service dogs working in public; Ethics disabled handlers need to know and uphold while accompanied by a service dog in public; Expectations for service dogs accompanying disabled individuals in public (including): 1. Being under quiet voice or signal control of the handler, 2. Allow handling by others in an emergency situation. 3. The dog must not bark in public. 4. They should be taught to eliminate on cue in appropriate places. 5. A service dog must not solicit attention from the general public. 6. A service dog must be clean, well groomed, and not have an offensive odor. 7. A service dog must not sniff merchandise or seek food in restaurants. 8. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations relating to service dog conduct in places of public accommodation. 9. Situations where a person with a disability may be asked to remove their service animal from a place of public accommodation. The lesson includes a webinar, access to download several readings and a quiz.

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

Contact: Cheryl Lynne Aguiar
 Email: cheryl@e-trainingfordogs.com
 Phone: 970-231-9965
 Web: https://e-trainingfordogs.com/service-dog-trainer-webinars/