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Our Certified Intensive Seizure Alert Service Dog Training Course is designed to help people train their dogs to detect seizures and alert them by showing specific behavior. Our expert trainers provide comprehensive instruction on scent detection, obedience, and public access training.

Graduates of our program can have peace of mind knowing they have a reliable and well-trained service dog by their side to help manage their condition. Join our program today and start your journey towards a life-changing partnership with a well-trained seizure alert service dog!

Essential Tasks Included in the Course:

○ Detect the Scents of Seizures;

○ Assistance in Crisis;

○ Nighttime Alert;

○ Obedience and Public Access Manners.

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About Seizure Alert Dog Training Course

The estimated cost of breeding, raising, and training a dog that can recognize seizure emergencies is up to $40,000. There are also nonprofit agencies that provide seizure alert service dogs at low cost, and sometimes even for free, but the waiting lists tend to be long, the average waiting time is 2 to 5 years. In this course, we are going to make it possible for you to stay at home and train your own dog to be just as effective as one that was professionally trained. Our online Certified Intensive Seizure Alert Dog Training Course is developed by the SDTSI team of trusted, experienced behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and alert dog training experience. The topics cover everything from learning about Seizure Alert Dog breeds, history, legalities, behavior, body, and vocal language as well as basic and advanced scent training techniques. This online course is spread over 12 distinct modules. 

Sign up and get started today; you'll be amazed at what you and your dog can achieve!


Who should study this course?

This home study qualification is aimed at individuals who want to train their own Seizure Alert Dog, or who want to train a Seizure Alert Dog to assist people suffering from seizures.

In order to achieve the goal, you must love dogs and be the kind of person that enjoys having a dog with them every minute of the day! Having a seizure alert dog is a commitment on the part of the owner to take the time necessary to build a bond with a dog to ensure they can work well together. 


FAQs about Seizure Alert Dogs

1. What is Seizure Alert Dog?

A seizure alert dog is a type of service dog that is trained to find help or assist their partner during and/or after a seizure. Dogs chosen for this role will be able to naturally detect an oncoming seizure and are trained in a way to warn their partner of an oncoming seizure.

2. What about Seizure Response Dog?

It’s important to note that a seizure alert dog is different than a seizure response dog. Seizure Response Dogs are NOT trained to protect or predict seizure activity.

3. What can a seizure alert dog do?

Seizure alert dogs are able to assist their partner in many ways, including:

• Displaying alert behaviors before a seizure occurs

• Remaining close to its owner during a seizure to prevent injuries

• Alerting a caretaker, family member, or finding someone to help

• Fetching an alert device or medication

• Opening a door or turning on a light

4. How to Train Your Dog to Alert for Seizures

A dog's nose is so much better at smelling than a human's. They can actually tell when a seizure is about to happen by the scent of the chemicals released inside the victim. 

To help kickstart your training process, there are some things you're going to need. These include:

- The Right Dog: Some breeds are more suited to this kind of training than others. Beyond that, each dog's individual personality also impacts on whether they would make a good service dog or not.

- Professional Help: Whether you work with an organization or you hire a trainer with experience dealing with epilepsy assistance, you're going to want to work with someone who knows what they're doing. The way that your dog responds could really be life or death for the person involved.

5. Can I take my seizure alert dog into public places?

Under the ADA, service dogs are permitted to accompany you in public, including places where dogs are not typically allowed.

Certified Intensive Seizure Alert Service Dog Training Course


Session 1 - The Definition of Seizure Alert Dogs

Seizure Alert Dogs are trained to notify their owners before they experience a seizure episode. This helps the users to go to a safe place and take action to protect themselves if they become paralyzed or faint. In other words, these dogs detect seizures even before the physical signs become visible and these service dogs are trained to alert their owner. This chapter explains how this type of service dog work. We discuss how a Seizure Alert Dog can impact your life and the laws in the US, the UK, and Canada.

Session 2 - Selecting A Dog For Seizure Alert Dog Training

Before you start the Seizure Alert Service Dog training, you should keep in mind that certain dog breeds are better for the job than others. Dogs with longer noses have a better sense of smell than dogs with shorter noses. The larger and wider a dog’s nose is, the more smell-detecting cells it has. This chapter includes guidance on how to conduct Puppy Testing for good Seizure Alert service dog candidates. We also talk about using older dogs for this type of service dog training.

Session 3 - Prepare For Seizure Alert Training

The chapter includes advice on how to collect scent samples for your Seizure Alert Service Dog training. We will help you understand the basics of service dog usage, we will talk about the equipment you will need and how a service dog should behave in a public setting. The session includes tips on how to use treats efficiently and teaches the importance of praising and rewarding.

Session 4 - Seizure Alert Dogs Training Basics

This chapter discusses the foundation for your dog training like teaching proper dog manners and controlling playtime and feeding. We have tips on how to be a successful dog trainer that you will find useful. We are happy to help you become the best trainer for your dog. One of the first tools in your arsenal will be the Service Dog Training Log.

Session 5 - Obedience Training And Practice For Seizure Alert Dogs

In this session, we are going to talk about learning theory. By the end of this session, you will be familiar with all of the terms used to describe learning and behavior that are currently used in service dog training. We have included the first 5 things your service dog candidate should know (sit command, recall/name, waiting, laying down, and leash walking). The chapter features lessons on clicker training, stimulus control, reinforcement, and punishment. A mastery of these topics will allow set you on your path to successful dog training.

Session 6 - Focus Training For Seizure Alert Dogs

Your Seizure Alert Service Dog must be able to remain focused on you regardless of the environment and the situation. He/she should never be overly distracted by other people, animals, traffic, etc. This is why focus training is extremely important for Seizure Alert Service Dogs. This session will give you the knowledge to conduct successful Eye Contact training to make sure your dog can remain focused on you in all kinds of situations.

Session 7 - Types Of Alerting Behaviors

We will list some types of behaviors that you can link to the "alert" game during the training process later. It is important for you to decide how you want to train your canine to alert you when he/she detects the signs of an oncoming seizure episode. This chapter includes lessons on how to teach the dog to lick your face (give kisses) and paw at you. These interactions can be used as alerts by your dog.

Session 8 - Scent And Scenting

The sense of smell is a dog’s primary sense. You can take advantage of this for your service dog training. Seizures cause the human body to produce different chemicals that appear in the breath, saliva, and sweat. This course will help you train your dog to respond to these changes. The user that will benefit from the Seizure Alert Service Dog must have the type of seizure that slowly builds in their brain before any clinical signs of the seizure are apparent. If the seizure occurs too quickly, it may not give the dog any chance to react. Also, the seizure must not happen at random. The lesson talks about how scents move through the air and how dogs detect scents. This is part of the core understanding of how Seizure Alert Dogs work.

Session 9 - Imprinting Seizure Alert Dogs

This chapter will teach you how to "imprint" a scent onto your dog and teach the dog to respond in a desired way. We will teach you how to link eating food and the smell of a seizure using a game.

Session 10 - Start The Scent Work Training

This session features a series of training exercises that will help you make sure that your dog can identify the scent after a seizure and follow the scent cone. It seems simple enough to us, but your dog has to learn to follow the scent and figure out where it’s coming from. This session includes three practical exercises to begin your training with the scent samples collected earlier.

Session 11 - Alerting Without The Cue

This chapter includes guidance on how to teach your dog to alert you without a verbal cue. This can be achieved by following our step-by-step guides. There are three guides to follow in total in this chapter.

Session 12 - Nighttime Alert Training

We will teach you how to train your dog to alert you at night. Most dogs need some training to accomplish reliability in this critical area. Once again, it is important to understand what we are asking of the dog and how the dog learns. This isn’t easy for your dog so you must be patient. This chapter includes step-by-step guides on how to achieve nighttime alerting.

Public Access And Final

Basic skills and self-control training are crucial before taking a service dog to public spaces, and training should start in outdoor pet-friendly locations. There are three main areas of public access for service dogs: outdoor pet-friendly locations, indoor pet-friendly locations, and non-pet-friendly locations. This chapter includes a self-administered Public Access Test to help you determine if your team is prepared to visit non-pet-friendly public locations. Think about your Seizure Alert Service Dog as an individual, as your most loyal friend, who will be by your side for a lifetime. Do not compare your dog to other dogs. Dogs learn at a different pace and some tasks may need more repetitions than others. As with all relationships, success depends on realistic expectations, patience, empathy, and a commitment to do what it takes to make things work.

Assessment Method

At the end of each training session, our tutor team will conduct an online evaluation of your training progress. You will be asked to complete a quiz and submit photos and videos of your dog performing specific tasks and exhibiting proper public behaviors. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal trainer can consistently monitor your training progress, provide you with assistance throughout the course, and prepare you for final certification and public testing.


What's Included

All study materials

⊛ 13 lessons

⊛ 15 videos

⊛ 13 exams

⊛ 8hrs 25mins time to complete

⊛ Certificate upon completion

Study and Training Guide

Full Tutor and Admin support

The course fee includes the printable service dog certificate. The digital copy will be sent within 24 hours upon successful course completion.


OUR PASS RATE
SEIZURE ALERT SERVICE DOG TRAINING
96%+
On successful completion of this Seizure Alert Dog training course, you will

be in possession of a very well-behaved seizure alert dog and your dog partner will be Certified as a Service Dog with all the training records by SERVICE DOG TRAINING SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL. A digital copy of the certificate will be delivered to your email inbox within 24 hours.

To view a sample of the award, please click here.


What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or tasks as a service dog.

The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that your dog is fully trained and able to perform seizure alert service dog work and that you, the handler, understand how to lead your Assistance Dog/Service Dog through everyday situations, such as going to a store, a park, a hospital, a care home or any other public place.

Please note that while seizure alert dogs can provide invaluable assistance and support to those with epilepsy, it’s important to remember that they are not a cure-all. Seizure frequency and severity can vary from person to person, so even with a seizure alert dog, some seizures may still occur without warning. It’s also important to have a solid plan in place for how to care for your dog during and after a seizure, as they may be disoriented or tired afterward. If you’re considering getting a seizure alert dog, be sure to do your research and talk to your doctor or epilepsy specialist first.


This certificate program is valid in the US, the UK, parts of Canada, and the EU. We advise you that you check your local regulations, as these may vary.


Under What Circumstances May Airlines Deny Transport to a Service Dog?

◉ Airlines are permitted to deny transport to a service dog if it:

○ Violates safety requirements - e.g., too large or heavy to be accommodated in the cabin;

○ Poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others;

○ Causes a significant disruption in the cabin or at airport gate areas; or

○ Violates health requirements - e.g., prohibited from entering a U.S. territory or foreign country.

◉ Airlines are permitted to deny transport to a service dog if the service dog user/handler is unable to explain what specific work or task the dog has been trained to do. Personal information about the individual's disability can not be required.

◉ Airlines may deny transport to a service dog that is accompanying a person with a disability if a Department of Transportation (DOT) service animal form is required, but it has not been completed and submitted by the service dog handler/user in a timely manner.

This form is essential in providing the airline with information about the service animal, such as its age, size, breed, and behavior, as well as details about the handler/user.

Upon completion of this Certified Intensive Service Dog Course, you will receive a training certificate as proof of your dog's legitimacy and will also be eligible for our Air Travel Training Program.

Our team will be by your side to help you prepare the service animal air transportation form and other documentation that may be required.

Emotional Support Animals are not allowed to fly in the passenger cabin free of charge. You can find more information in our article New 2023 Rules and Restriction for Flying with Service Dogs (and ESA).

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About Seizure Alert Dog Training Course

The estimated cost of breeding, raising, and training a dog that can recognize seizure emergencies is up to $40,000. There are also nonprofit agencies that provide seizure alert service dogs at low cost, and sometimes even for free, but the waiting lists tend to be long, the average waiting time is 2 to 5 years. In this course, we are going to make it possible for you to stay at home and train your own dog to be just as effective as one that was professionally trained. Our online Certified Intensive Seizure Alert Dog Training Course is developed by the SDTSI team of trusted, experienced behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and alert dog training experience. The topics cover everything from learning about Seizure Alert Dog breeds, history, legalities, behavior, body, and vocal language as well as basic and advanced scent training techniques. This online course is spread over 12 distinct modules. 

Sign up and get started today; you'll be amazed at what you and your dog can achieve!


Who should study this course?

This home study qualification is aimed at individuals who want to train their own Seizure Alert Dog, or who want to train a Seizure Alert Dog to assist people suffering from seizures.

In order to achieve the goal, you must love dogs and be the kind of person that enjoys having a dog with them every minute of the day! Having a seizure alert dog is a commitment on the part of the owner to take the time necessary to build a bond with a dog to ensure they can work well together. 


FAQs about Seizure Alert Dogs

1. What is Seizure Alert Dog?

A seizure alert dog is a type of service dog that is trained to find help or assist their partner during and/or after a seizure. Dogs chosen for this role will be able to naturally detect an oncoming seizure and are trained in a way to warn their partner of an oncoming seizure.

2. What about Seizure Response Dog?

It’s important to note that a seizure alert dog is different than a seizure response dog. Seizure Response Dogs are NOT trained to protect or predict seizure activity.

3. What can a seizure alert dog do?

Seizure alert dogs are able to assist their partner in many ways, including:

• Displaying alert behaviors before a seizure occurs

• Remaining close to its owner during a seizure to prevent injuries

• Alerting a caretaker, family member, or finding someone to help

• Fetching an alert device or medication

• Opening a door or turning on a light

4. How to Train Your Dog to Alert for Seizures

A dog's nose is so much better at smelling than a human's. They can actually tell when a seizure is about to happen by the scent of the chemicals released inside the victim. 

To help kickstart your training process, there are some things you're going to need. These include:

- The Right Dog: Some breeds are more suited to this kind of training than others. Beyond that, each dog's individual personality also impacts on whether they would make a good service dog or not.

- Professional Help: Whether you work with an organization or you hire a trainer with experience dealing with epilepsy assistance, you're going to want to work with someone who knows what they're doing. The way that your dog responds could really be life or death for the person involved.

5. Can I take my seizure alert dog into public places?

Under the ADA, service dogs are permitted to accompany you in public, including places where dogs are not typically allowed.

On successful completion of this Seizure Alert Dog training course, you will

be in possession of a very well-behaved seizure alert dog and your dog partner will be Certified as a Service Dog with all the training records by SERVICE DOG TRAINING SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL. A digital copy of the certificate will be delivered to your email inbox within 24 hours.

To view a sample of the award, please click here.


What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or tasks as a service dog.

The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that your dog is fully trained and able to perform seizure alert service dog work and that you, the handler, understand how to lead your Assistance Dog/Service Dog through everyday situations, such as going to a store, a park, a hospital, a care home or any other public place.

Please note that while seizure alert dogs can provide invaluable assistance and support to those with epilepsy, it’s important to remember that they are not a cure-all. Seizure frequency and severity can vary from person to person, so even with a seizure alert dog, some seizures may still occur without warning. It’s also important to have a solid plan in place for how to care for your dog during and after a seizure, as they may be disoriented or tired afterward. If you’re considering getting a seizure alert dog, be sure to do your research and talk to your doctor or epilepsy specialist first.


This certificate program is valid in the US, the UK, parts of Canada, and the EU. We advise you that you check your local regulations, as these may vary.


Under What Circumstances May Airlines Deny Transport to a Service Dog?

◉ Airlines are permitted to deny transport to a service dog if it:

○ Violates safety requirements - e.g., too large or heavy to be accommodated in the cabin;

○ Poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others;

○ Causes a significant disruption in the cabin or at airport gate areas; or

○ Violates health requirements - e.g., prohibited from entering a U.S. territory or foreign country.

◉ Airlines are permitted to deny transport to a service dog if the service dog user/handler is unable to explain what specific work or task the dog has been trained to do. Personal information about the individual's disability can not be required.

◉ Airlines may deny transport to a service dog that is accompanying a person with a disability if a Department of Transportation (DOT) service animal form is required, but it has not been completed and submitted by the service dog handler/user in a timely manner.

This form is essential in providing the airline with information about the service animal, such as its age, size, breed, and behavior, as well as details about the handler/user.

Upon completion of this Certified Intensive Service Dog Course, you will receive a training certificate as proof of your dog's legitimacy and will also be eligible for our Air Travel Training Program.

Our team will be by your side to help you prepare the service animal air transportation form and other documentation that may be required.

Emotional Support Animals are not allowed to fly in the passenger cabin free of charge. You can find more information in our article New 2023 Rules and Restriction for Flying with Service Dogs (and ESA).

Certified Intensive Seizure Alert Service Dog Training Course


Session 1 - The Definition of Seizure Alert Dogs

Seizure Alert Dogs are trained to notify their owners before they experience a seizure episode. This helps the users to go to a safe place and take action to protect themselves if they become paralyzed or faint. In other words, these dogs detect seizures even before the physical signs become visible and these service dogs are trained to alert their owner. This chapter explains how this type of service dog work. We discuss how a Seizure Alert Dog can impact your life and the laws in the US, the UK, and Canada.

Session 2 - Selecting A Dog For Seizure Alert Dog Training

Before you start the Seizure Alert Service Dog training, you should keep in mind that certain dog breeds are better for the job than others. Dogs with longer noses have a better sense of smell than dogs with shorter noses. The larger and wider a dog’s nose is, the more smell-detecting cells it has. This chapter includes guidance on how to conduct Puppy Testing for good Seizure Alert service dog candidates. We also talk about using older dogs for this type of service dog training.

Session 3 - Prepare For Seizure Alert Training

The chapter includes advice on how to collect scent samples for your Seizure Alert Service Dog training. We will help you understand the basics of service dog usage, we will talk about the equipment you will need and how a service dog should behave in a public setting. The session includes tips on how to use treats efficiently and teaches the importance of praising and rewarding.

Session 4 - Seizure Alert Dogs Training Basics

This chapter discusses the foundation for your dog training like teaching proper dog manners and controlling playtime and feeding. We have tips on how to be a successful dog trainer that you will find useful. We are happy to help you become the best trainer for your dog. One of the first tools in your arsenal will be the Service Dog Training Log.

Session 5 - Obedience Training And Practice For Seizure Alert Dogs

In this session, we are going to talk about learning theory. By the end of this session, you will be familiar with all of the terms used to describe learning and behavior that are currently used in service dog training. We have included the first 5 things your service dog candidate should know (sit command, recall/name, waiting, laying down, and leash walking). The chapter features lessons on clicker training, stimulus control, reinforcement, and punishment. A mastery of these topics will allow set you on your path to successful dog training.

Session 6 - Focus Training For Seizure Alert Dogs

Your Seizure Alert Service Dog must be able to remain focused on you regardless of the environment and the situation. He/she should never be overly distracted by other people, animals, traffic, etc. This is why focus training is extremely important for Seizure Alert Service Dogs. This session will give you the knowledge to conduct successful Eye Contact training to make sure your dog can remain focused on you in all kinds of situations.

Session 7 - Types Of Alerting Behaviors

We will list some types of behaviors that you can link to the "alert" game during the training process later. It is important for you to decide how you want to train your canine to alert you when he/she detects the signs of an oncoming seizure episode. This chapter includes lessons on how to teach the dog to lick your face (give kisses) and paw at you. These interactions can be used as alerts by your dog.

Session 8 - Scent And Scenting

The sense of smell is a dog’s primary sense. You can take advantage of this for your service dog training. Seizures cause the human body to produce different chemicals that appear in the breath, saliva, and sweat. This course will help you train your dog to respond to these changes. The user that will benefit from the Seizure Alert Service Dog must have the type of seizure that slowly builds in their brain before any clinical signs of the seizure are apparent. If the seizure occurs too quickly, it may not give the dog any chance to react. Also, the seizure must not happen at random. The lesson talks about how scents move through the air and how dogs detect scents. This is part of the core understanding of how Seizure Alert Dogs work.

Session 9 - Imprinting Seizure Alert Dogs

This chapter will teach you how to "imprint" a scent onto your dog and teach the dog to respond in a desired way. We will teach you how to link eating food and the smell of a seizure using a game.

Session 10 - Start The Scent Work Training

This session features a series of training exercises that will help you make sure that your dog can identify the scent after a seizure and follow the scent cone. It seems simple enough to us, but your dog has to learn to follow the scent and figure out where it’s coming from. This session includes three practical exercises to begin your training with the scent samples collected earlier.

Session 11 - Alerting Without The Cue

This chapter includes guidance on how to teach your dog to alert you without a verbal cue. This can be achieved by following our step-by-step guides. There are three guides to follow in total in this chapter.

Session 12 - Nighttime Alert Training

We will teach you how to train your dog to alert you at night. Most dogs need some training to accomplish reliability in this critical area. Once again, it is important to understand what we are asking of the dog and how the dog learns. This isn’t easy for your dog so you must be patient. This chapter includes step-by-step guides on how to achieve nighttime alerting.

Public Access And Final

Basic skills and self-control training are crucial before taking a service dog to public spaces, and training should start in outdoor pet-friendly locations. There are three main areas of public access for service dogs: outdoor pet-friendly locations, indoor pet-friendly locations, and non-pet-friendly locations. This chapter includes a self-administered Public Access Test to help you determine if your team is prepared to visit non-pet-friendly public locations. Think about your Seizure Alert Service Dog as an individual, as your most loyal friend, who will be by your side for a lifetime. Do not compare your dog to other dogs. Dogs learn at a different pace and some tasks may need more repetitions than others. As with all relationships, success depends on realistic expectations, patience, empathy, and a commitment to do what it takes to make things work.

Assessment Method

At the end of each training session, our tutor team will conduct an online evaluation of your training progress. You will be asked to complete a quiz and submit photos and videos of your dog performing specific tasks and exhibiting proper public behaviors. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal trainer can consistently monitor your training progress, provide you with assistance throughout the course, and prepare you for final certification and public testing.


What's Included

All study materials

⊛ 13 lessons

⊛ 15 videos

⊛ 13 exams

⊛ 8hrs 25mins time to complete

⊛ Certificate upon completion

Study and Training Guide

Full Tutor and Admin support

The course fee includes the printable service dog certificate. The digital copy will be sent within 24 hours upon successful course completion.


OUR PASS RATE
SEIZURE ALERT SERVICE DOG TRAINING
96%+

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