The FSDS is dedicated to providing education to our community.  Our innovative education programs are designed to meet the needs of a diverse group of learners.

Service Dog Training Program


Students take a field trip to work on public access skills.

We provide a comprehensive program that teaches individuals to train service animals. This program creatively couples the delivery of quality education to interested individuals with the ability to provide certified service and facility dogs to our community.  We offer two levels of participation.  Individuals interested in acquiring SD training skills may elect to participate and train a dog to assist someone else in need, or individuals in need of a dog who are physically able to participate may train their own dog.  Appropriate, medically screened dogs are provided by the FSDS.

Canine Safety Program

Our comprehensive Basic Life Support (BLS) training, which includes canine first aid and CPR certification.  This class is open to anyone age 8 or older, and there are no prerequisites.  Recommended for service dog teams, dog owners, first responders and for any youth interested in dog-sitting.  We also offer an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Workshop, designed to meet the needs of K9 officers and first responders who may be called upon to assist at accident scenes.

Continuing Education Credits for CCPDT Certified Trainers

The FSDS is proud to announce that our SD Trainer Academy courses have been approved for CEU credits for trainers certified through CCPDT.  These credits count towards your requirements for each recertification period.

Course # Course Name CEUs for Trainers CEUs for Behavior Consultants
SD 101 Orientation 12 0
SD 102 Business Basics 15 0
SD 103 Basic Obedience Training 15 0
SD 201 Understanding Disabilities 0 15
SD 202 Canine Behavior 0 15
SD 203 Record Keeping 10 5
SD 301 Classroom Management 10 5
SD 302 Teaching SD Skills 5 10
SD 303 Building Your Business 15 0
SD 401 Administrative P and P 15 0
SD 402 SD P and P 15 0

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