These courses are geared towards training canines for human support work. This includes Humane Education dogs, Therapy working dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, and Private Service Dogs. These courses focus on proficiency in public behavior, task-specific training, and skill sets specific to the type of work the canine will be performing.
Courses include 16 weeks, (10 private and 6 group).
Service Dogs that complete training and are vested through Operation Sidekick will have to re-certify annually to retain public access privileges under Operation Sidekick.
Please do not pay for your training course until you have filled out the request form and your training sessions have been confirmed with an APBF member.