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Psychiatric Service Dog

Train your own dog to

become a qualified Psychiatric Service Dog

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The psychiatric service dog is one of the types of service animals that share certain legal rights. Psychiatric Service Dogs are service dogs that specifically help with psychological conditions, including mental health disorders and conditions that impact functioning such as stress and anxiety. Psychiatric Service Dogs have special training protocol, allowing them to serve people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities. Psychiatric Service Dogs are generally trained for specific mental health conditions, rather than broadly trained to cover all potential mental health conditions. 



This educational training course has undergone rigorous review and certification by a team of distinguished professionals, including our mental health expert, Dr. Jimenez, EdD. 

It is certified that the material taught in this course is highly effective in mitigating the symptoms of various mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, ADHD, OCD, social phobias, and more.

Psychiatric Service Dog
Self-Paced Online Mini Training

If you're looking for an online training course for a psychiatric service dog,

we recommend our self- paced mini-training course. The course was

created by Dr. Roberto Jimenez, a licensed family therapist,

health coach, and professional member of the Animal Behavior Society.

He collaborated with a certified dog trainer and animal behaviorist to 

develop this excellent course.

Enjoy the training!

Duration: 1.5 Hour 

100% ONLINE. 

This is a text-only, non-interactive, self-study Course. Participants can take it from their laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the course.

Table of Contents

How to Train My Dog to be a Psychiatric Service Dog?

Module   1   -  What is a Psychiatric Service Dog?

Module   2  -  Top Psychiatric Service Dog Tasks  

Module   3  -  Psychiatric Service Dog Training and Milestones

Module   4  -  Positive Reinforcement Training for a Psychiatric Service Dog

Module   5  -  The Clicker Dog Training    ( 6 steps )

Module   6  -  Train a Psychiatric Service Dog To Wake a Patient (6 steps)

Module   7  -  Must-Have Items for Training

Module   8  -  Most Common Psychiatric Service Dog Breeds

Module   9  -  Benefits of Having a Psychiatric Service Dog

Module  10 -  Taking Care of Your Psychiatric Service Dog

Module  11  -  Comparing Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Dogs

Module  12 -  References

Module  13 -  Mini - Quiz 

Module  14 -  Certificate form

What is a Psychiatric Service Dog?

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