Train your own service dog with our self-guided service dog training program.
service dog training
Self-Guided, ADI standards
Do you have a resilient dog, who responds well in public, six months of age, and are you willing to put in the effort to train your dog? Then you’re likely a qualified team.
Light mobility assistance (non-weight-bearing)
Psychiatric and PTSD-related tasks
Tasks relating to your specific disability.
Training service dogs is very different than training pet dogs! We usemodern, scientifically sound, and positive training methods when providing service dog training. Throughout the training process, we consider the team’s needs and adjust plans without relaxing standards. We strive to be compassionate and encourage transparency and a collaborative approach to learning.
Must have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act.
The disability must be documented by a healthcare professional.
Must commit to training at least 20 min a day.
Must participate in scheduled outings in the community.
An appropriate service dog candidate (Don’t have a dog? We can help!)
How it Works
Get in touch!
Get more details on the program using the contact form located below!
We will meet virtually to discuss aspects of the program to determine if we are a good fit for one another.
We assess your dog for readiness or assist you in finding a candidate.
We require a letter from your health professional before beginning service task training.
This phase covers CGC and beyond, setting a foundation for life as a service dog.
We'll teach you to train your dog at least 3 skills that directly support your disability.
We practice for real life as a service dog team and refine skills.
You and your dog become a Good Human Certified Team!
We'll stay in touch to support you in the following years.
Why Train your own Service Dog with Good Human Dog Training?
Train the dog you already have a bond with, or let us help find an appropriate dog.
No long program waitlists. Training your dog can start almost immediately!
Our program empowers owners to train their own dogs. We give you skills to maintain the training.
Affordable training with options for every budget.
Ready to Get Started?
To get started, please complete the Service Dog Program Application, and we will be in touch with the next steps within two business days.
We get it, this is a big step. If you have questions about how we can help you, get in touch.
Depending on your needs, we may guide you to another organization or decide together that we can be of help.