•Tammie & Robert instruct this course. •You train your dog under their professional guidance. •Parents/ guardians of disabled children, or assistants for disabled adults may assume the role of the dog’s trainer.
T.E.A.C.H. (Train & Educate A Canine Helper) is a professionally guided - owner trainedcourse composed of:•Three, two-day weekends•Six weeks apartYou will receive•48 hours of class room instruction and public outings•A certificate providing evidence of your dog’s training and your handling education•A binder that contains the entire presentation•Three published books on dog training•Equipment like collar and leash and training aids•A Service Dog vest •A custom ID •Continued support (email or telephone)•Light snacks and beverages during the handler classes•The Public Access Test, to evidence your dog’s training and your handling skills
•T.E.A.C.H. is held at Committed Canine training facility in Brownstown, Illinois.•You must be able to travel to our location to participate in Handler Training, on three weekends, separted by six weeks. •See the Location page for directions as well as information on area motels
Professionally Guided - Owner Trained Program
There are three T.E.A.C.H. courses scheduled each year. See the schedule below.
•$2500 tuition for the 48 hour course including training materials.•$500 (non-refundable but transferable to future class) required to hold your spot in the class.•$2000 is due on the first day of the first weekend of class.•Disabled US military veterans (or disabled Police or FIre fighters) receive a 25% discount (total fee $1875. $500 due to hold your spot, $1375 due the first day of class)•If you are not able to attend a pre-scheduled class, we can schedule a private class-of-one for you for an additional $600, if our schedule permits.
•We recommend students bring a support individual to class. •We appreciate if children are not in attendance, except a disabled child that is being partnered with the dog.•You must select and secure your own dog for training.•We offer significant advice regarding the selection of an appropriate dogon the PrepWork page. We are also willing to review a potential dog you identify for suitability.•Please see the PrepWork page for information on requirements for the dogthat you select.•Aggressive dogs will not be tolerated in class. No refund will be offered if you bring a dog that is aggressive towards people, other dogs or small animals.•Please wait to send a deposit until we have reviewed your application, spoken to you and confirmed your dog is appropriate for our program.•Our goal is to make certain you succeed as a Service Dog handler - once we receive your application, we can set up a time to speak over the phone to understand your needs.