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Certified Companion Dog Training Course for Children with Autism

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With the guidance of step-by-step training sessions, you will learn to train your dog for a variety of tasks that can assist with a range of symptoms, behaviors, and issues caused by a child's autism. This therapeutic task work can help address a child's socialization skills, behavioral skills, life skills, and so on.

Essential Tasks Included in the Course:

○ Obedience and Public Access Manners

○ Socialization

○ Emotional Control

Find the complete learning plan in the Syllabus below.

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About Companion Dog Training Course

A well-trained and well-behaved Companion Dog for Children with Autism acts as constant companions to children with autism to help them improve social interactions and relationships, expand verbal and nonverbal communication, teach life skills, increase interest in activities and decrease stress within the family. The training doesn’t pass judgment, but breaks into the world of autism and becomes a crucial part of the family’s life.

Our online Certified Companion Dog Training for Autism Children Course was developed by the SDTSI team of trusted, experienced behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and dog training experience.

This course is spread over 8 distinct modules, covering everything you need to learn about having a Companion Dog: condition them to provide companionship, helping to bring independence and a more socially inclusive life to both the child and their family.


In order to train or obtain a companion dog for your child, you must:

- Have a child with autism to the extent that the disability hinders the aspects of day-to-day life.

- Be willing to be the handler and leader of the dog for your child. Your child cannot handle the dog alone.

- Have a family that loves dogs.

- Have the patience to work through problems (even a trained dog is still a dog).

- Have finances to provide your dog with veterinary care and maintenance for the next 10-12 years.

Having a Companion Dog for your child can be life-changing.


Benefits of owning a companion dog for autistic children:

- Increase social interaction

- Redirect repetitive behaviors

- Increase independence

- Increase vocabulary

- Improve the quality of sleep

- Provide sensory assistance

- Increase safety

- Deep pressure tasks

- Mobility assistance

- Create a calmer environment

- Assist in quickly recovering a lost autistic child

Certified Companion Dog Training Course


Session 1 - The Definition Of Companion Dog For Autism Children

We begin by explaining what Companion Dogs for Children with Autism are and we talk about how these dogs can impact the lives of the children and their parents. This introductory chapter is important to understand how this course fits in the context of Autism Dog Training. We discuss how Companion Dogs can help improve sensory control, and physical development, improve social skills, and boost language skills for children with Autism. We have included a clarification on how Companion Dogs are different from Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs.

Session 2 - How To Choose An Autism Companion Dog

This session will help you choose a good Companion Dog for your child with autism. We have listed many breeds along with their PROs and CONs. We recommend talking to reputable breeders and being honest about your requirements and goals. This session includes advice on whether you should go for a female or a male dog and whether a dog from a shelter might be a better idea.

Session 3 - Taking Good Care Of Your Dog

This chapter includes advice and guidance on feeding, grooming, exercise, and medication. We have included a supply checklist for novice dog owners.

Session 4 - How To Lift Your Dog

The chapter discusses how to safely lift and hold dogs, including mid-size to large-size dogs, as well as how to put them back down without injuring them. It is important to practice and learn the correct technique to avoid causing the dog pain or injury. The session also emphasizes the importance of not allowing anyone other than yourself or your family to pick up your dog, and how to react if someone does so without permission.

Session 5 - Teaching Your Dog To Be Obedient

The chapter provides tips on how to train autism companion dogs in the first five basic skills (Recall; Name; Leash walking; Siting; Laying down). It recommends training children in basic commands, using treats and praise, and teaching them how to safely pick up a dog of any size. The session provides step-by-step guidelines for both clicker and name training, emphasizing the importance of positive reinforcement, timing, and consistency.

Session 6 - Socialization Training

The chapter provides guidance on training companion dogs to improve socialization for children with autism, and tips for training the dog for public spaces. The training process includes starting with basic skills like making eye contact and moving on to heel training. The session also highlights the importance of vaccinating the dog before taking it to public spaces and suggests visiting different locations to make the dog comfortable in new environments.

Session 7 - Emotional Control Training

The chapter describes how owning a companion dog can help decrease the frequency and the extent of emotional meltdowns in children. It emphasizes the importance of being responsible for the dog, including age-appropriate tasks to take care of it, which can help children develop their sense of responsibility and understand the importance of daily routine and self-care. The study materials are evidence-based. Finally, the text gives practical step-by-step guidance on how to train a dog to offer solace to children affected by autism. The session includes guidance on how to train your dog to do Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT), give Nose Nudge on command, and lick your face (Give Kisses) on command.

Session 8 - Closing

The chapter describes how training a dog can be a challenging but rewarding experience that creates a strong bond between the dog and its user who is on the autism spectrum. It also provides step-by-step instructions for teaching a dog to shake hands and give a high-five. The lesson then discusses how dogs can be helpful companions for children with ASD, providing comfort and support during emotional meltdowns and anxiety attacks. The presence of a dog can also help children with delayed speech or social einteraction issues. Overall, we emphasize the many benefits that companion dogs can bring to children, particularly those with autism.

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

⊛ 8 lessons

⊛ 12 videos

⊛ 8 exams

⊛ 7hrs 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
Autism Companion Dog TRAINING
96%+
What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

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

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Certified Autism Companion Dog Training Course
Materials
8 Modules + 12 Animation Videos [8 Hours of Content]
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Completed Within 3 - 10 Weeks
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Course Language
English
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About Companion Dog Training Course

A well-trained and well-behaved Companion Dog for Children with Autism acts as constant companions to children with autism to help them improve social interactions and relationships, expand verbal and nonverbal communication, teach life skills, increase interest in activities and decrease stress within the family. The training doesn’t pass judgment, but breaks into the world of autism and becomes a crucial part of the family’s life.

Our online Certified Companion Dog Training for Autism Children Course was developed by the SDTSI team of trusted, experienced behavioral experts, who have 30+ years of combined professional animal care and dog training experience.

This course is spread over 8 distinct modules, covering everything you need to learn about having a Companion Dog: condition them to provide companionship, helping to bring independence and a more socially inclusive life to both the child and their family.


In order to train or obtain a companion dog for your child, you must:

- Have a child with autism to the extent that the disability hinders the aspects of day-to-day life.

- Be willing to be the handler and leader of the dog for your child. Your child cannot handle the dog alone.

- Have a family that loves dogs.

- Have the patience to work through problems (even a trained dog is still a dog).

- Have finances to provide your dog with veterinary care and maintenance for the next 10-12 years.

Having a Companion Dog for your child can be life-changing.


Benefits of owning a companion dog for autistic children:

- Increase social interaction

- Redirect repetitive behaviors

- Increase independence

- Increase vocabulary

- Improve the quality of sleep

- Provide sensory assistance

- Increase safety

- Deep pressure tasks

- Mobility assistance

- Create a calmer environment

- Assist in quickly recovering a lost autistic child

What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

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

Certified Companion Dog Training Course


Session 1 - The Definition Of Companion Dog For Autism Children

We begin by explaining what Companion Dogs for Children with Autism are and we talk about how these dogs can impact the lives of the children and their parents. This introductory chapter is important to understand how this course fits in the context of Autism Dog Training. We discuss how Companion Dogs can help improve sensory control, and physical development, improve social skills, and boost language skills for children with Autism. We have included a clarification on how Companion Dogs are different from Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs.

Session 2 - How To Choose An Autism Companion Dog

This session will help you choose a good Companion Dog for your child with autism. We have listed many breeds along with their PROs and CONs. We recommend talking to reputable breeders and being honest about your requirements and goals. This session includes advice on whether you should go for a female or a male dog and whether a dog from a shelter might be a better idea.

Session 3 - Taking Good Care Of Your Dog

This chapter includes advice and guidance on feeding, grooming, exercise, and medication. We have included a supply checklist for novice dog owners.

Session 4 - How To Lift Your Dog

The chapter discusses how to safely lift and hold dogs, including mid-size to large-size dogs, as well as how to put them back down without injuring them. It is important to practice and learn the correct technique to avoid causing the dog pain or injury. The session also emphasizes the importance of not allowing anyone other than yourself or your family to pick up your dog, and how to react if someone does so without permission.

Session 5 - Teaching Your Dog To Be Obedient

The chapter provides tips on how to train autism companion dogs in the first five basic skills (Recall; Name; Leash walking; Siting; Laying down). It recommends training children in basic commands, using treats and praise, and teaching them how to safely pick up a dog of any size. The session provides step-by-step guidelines for both clicker and name training, emphasizing the importance of positive reinforcement, timing, and consistency.

Session 6 - Socialization Training

The chapter provides guidance on training companion dogs to improve socialization for children with autism, and tips for training the dog for public spaces. The training process includes starting with basic skills like making eye contact and moving on to heel training. The session also highlights the importance of vaccinating the dog before taking it to public spaces and suggests visiting different locations to make the dog comfortable in new environments.

Session 7 - Emotional Control Training

The chapter describes how owning a companion dog can help decrease the frequency and the extent of emotional meltdowns in children. It emphasizes the importance of being responsible for the dog, including age-appropriate tasks to take care of it, which can help children develop their sense of responsibility and understand the importance of daily routine and self-care. The study materials are evidence-based. Finally, the text gives practical step-by-step guidance on how to train a dog to offer solace to children affected by autism. The session includes guidance on how to train your dog to do Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT), give Nose Nudge on command, and lick your face (Give Kisses) on command.

Session 8 - Closing

The chapter describes how training a dog can be a challenging but rewarding experience that creates a strong bond between the dog and its user who is on the autism spectrum. It also provides step-by-step instructions for teaching a dog to shake hands and give a high-five. The lesson then discusses how dogs can be helpful companions for children with ASD, providing comfort and support during emotional meltdowns and anxiety attacks. The presence of a dog can also help children with delayed speech or social einteraction issues. Overall, we emphasize the many benefits that companion dogs can bring to children, particularly those with autism.

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

⊛ 8 lessons

⊛ 12 videos

⊛ 8 exams

⊛ 7hrs 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
Autism Companion Dog TRAINING
96%+

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