Service Dog Training

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.

POSSIBILITIES
  • Item retrieval
  • Light mobility assistance (non-weight-bearing) 
  • Hearing assistance
  • Medical response
  • Psychiatric and PTSD-related tasks
  • Tasks relating to your specific disability.
Approach

Training service dogs is very different than training pet dogs! We use modern, 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.

Requirements
  • Must have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act.
  • Disability must be documented by a medical provider.
  • Must commit to training at least 20 min a day.
  • Must participate in scheduled outings in the community.
How it Works
Get in touch!
Get more details on the program using the contact form located below!
Consultation
We will meet virtually to discuss aspects of the program to determine if we are a good fit for one another.
Dog Eval
We assess your dog for readiness or assist you in finding a candidate.
Documentation
We require a letter from your health professional before beginning service task training.
Foundations
This phase covers CGC and beyond, setting a foundation for life as a service dog.
Service Tasks
We'll teach you to train your dog at least 3 skills that directly support your disability.
Public Access
We practice for real life as a service dog team and refine skills.
Graduation
You and your dog become a Good Human Certified Team!
Support
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 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. Payment plans are available.

Ready to Get Started?
Complete this short form and we will be in touch with the next steps within 24 hours.
Need more Information?
We get it, this is a big step. You can schedule a short phone call with a real human here.