Service Dog Training Seminars

Little Angels is offering a series of 2-day and 1-day seminars, which are designed for those
who wish to train their own service dog, or to train a dog for a friend or family member.

SEMINAR DATES AND LOCATIONS WILL BE LISTED
AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Certification is granted to the handler/dog teams who attend all 3 seminars, over a period of
6 months or longer, and successfully pass the written test and field test demonstrating their
ability to work safely in a public setting, with the dog mitigating the disabilities of the
handler/recipient.

Participants should wait at least 2 months between each seminar to allow adequate time to
work with their dog on the material covered. Seminars are designed to instruct with a variety
of learning methods to best assist each participant. Seminars include lecture, video,
demonstration, reading, testing, small groups, open discussion, hands-on practice, and
personalized instruction.

FEES:
Little Angels Service Dogs is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Seminars have an associated
fee, which covers costs associated with the rental of the meeting spaces and hotels, travel
and lodging of trainers and speakers, and private bus transportation when needed for public
access visits in Seminar 3. The individual travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility
of each participant/family. Additional family members may attend at a discounted rate.
Service Dog Training 101 (Seminar 1)
This weekend seminar will cover:
*Determining if a service dog is right for you.
*Determining the tasks a dog can assist with to mitigate your disability.
*Selecting the perfect dog to match your personality, home environment, family dynamics,
and disability.
*Details on selecting dogs from breeders versus rescues, breed, size, coat type, etc.
*Temperament testing, and health screenings for a long and healthy working life.
*Determining if a dog you already own will be suitable.
*Managing other animals already in the household.
*Maintenance and training supplies.
*Potty training for service dogs.
*Teaching house manners, behavior modification for potential problem behaviors, and
recognizing behavioral traits that would keep a dog from having public access.
*Proper service dog socialization and safety in the public setting.
*Service Dog Etiquette.
*Beginning obedience training for heel, sit, down, stay, come, watch me, touch, and name
recognition.
*An understanding of the American’s with Disabilities Act with regard to public access with a
service dog.

This seminar is for humans only. Dogs are welcomed and encouraged in advanced seminars.


Advanced Obedience and Assistance Tasks (Seminar 2)
This weekend seminar will cover:
*Assessment of dogs for safety in the public setting. Dogs who display any concerning
behaviors should be used for in-home assistance, without public access, if they are safe
within the home.
*Advanced obedience, and management for the public setting.
*Personal vehicle and public transportation management and training.
*Training to stay under tables/desks.
*Advanced Retrieval for out of reach items, and objects by name.
*Opening and closing doors.
*Operation of light switches and elevator buttons.
*Dialing an assistance dog telephone.
*Dialing an assistance dog alarm.
*Bracing for balance.
*Assistance with tethering for Autism.
*Search for Autism.
*Deep pressure therapy.
*Non-protective boundary control.
*Understanding how dogs alert to seizures.
*Medical Alert – this can be used to get the attention of someone else in the home for
assistance, to alert the handler in advance of a seizure or during a seizure, to alert to drops or
rises in blood sugar for diabetes, interrupt destructive behaviors, and to interrupt panic
attacks, anxiety, flashbacks and nightmares.

This seminar is designed to be taken with the dog in training.

Public Access (Seminar 3)
The fee includes certification and an official Little Angels vest for those who successfully
pass both the written and field test, demonstrating the handler’s understanding of federal
laws, public safety, responsible dog handling and ownership, as well as the dog’s ability to
respond consistently to commands, mitigate the disability, and display safe behaviors and
temperament in the public setting.

This one-day seminar will include lecture and practice time under the guidance and
instruction of your trainer(s), a written test, a field test for public access, transportation to the
field test sites, and visits to three different public locations with the guidance and instruction
of your trainer(s). Your lunch will also be covered at a local restaurant during the visit to one
of these public locations.






*Please email littleangelsdogtraining@yahoo.com for more details on each class.

San Diego, CA

2014 Dates

Title                     Service Dog Training 101 (Seminar 1)
Date                     May 24th and 25th 2014
Time                    9:00am-6:00pm both days
Location             San Diego, CA
Fee                      $235.00

Title                     Advanced Obedience and Assistance Tasks (Seminar 2)
Date                     August 23rd and 24th 2014
Time                    9:00AM-6:00PM both days
Location             San Diego, CA
Fee                      $310.00
Prerequisite       Service Dog Training 101

Title                       Public Access (Seminar 3)
Date                       November 29th 2014
Time                      9:00AM-6:00PM
Location               San Diego, CA
Fee                        $385.00
Prerequisites       Service Dog Training 101
                           &  Advanced Obedience and Assistance Tasks

2015 Dates

Title                     Service Dog Training 101 (Seminar 1)
Date                     Jan 17th and 18th 2015
Time                    9:00am-6:00pm both days
Location             San Diego, CA
Fee                      $235.00

Title                     Advanced Obedience and Assistance Tasks (Seminar 2)
Date                     April 18th and 19th 2015
Time                    9:00AM-6:00PM both days
Location             San Diego, CA
Fee                      $310.00
Prerequisite       Service Dog Training 101

Title                       Public Access (Seminar 3)
Date                       July 18th 2015
Time                      9:00AM-6:00PM
Location               San Diego, CA
Fee                        $385.00
Prerequisites       Service Dog Training 101
                           &  Advanced Obedience and Assistance Tasks
Dates