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Online Service Dog Training

Train your dog to become a certified service dog and pass the public access test

We guarantee satisfaction with a no-questions-asked refund policy if you are unsatisfied with the course.

Why Choose Our Online Service Dog Training Program?

Within our service dog course, you will learn how to successfully complete the NSAR Public Access Test and gain the skills to train your own Service Dogs. You will learn about Service Dog laws, DOT rules and regulations, service dog tasks, and expectations, all designed to help you and your dog become a reliable Service Dog Team.

Our course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each part of the public access test, and you’ll have the opportunity to submit video feedback for review. Additionally, there will be supplementary assessments to ensure your dog is a suitable candidate for Service Dog training.

This dog training course is designed to help you put in the consistent training and systematic socialization that is needed for your dog to become a Service Dog that will be able to reliably perform their disability-related task(s) in all types of settings and that a busy and crowded airplane will not trigger unsafe behaviors.

This online training will let you log the recommended 120 hours of training, including 30 hours in public settings, to pass the Public Access Test.

Created by a Certified Service Dog Trainer

Our course is created by a certified service dog trainer with 36 years of experience.

23 Expert Videos

Comfortably watch 23 easy-to-follow videos with a certified service dog trainer as your instructor.

17 Course Modules

Each course module is designed to help you train your dog into a professional, sharp service dog that aces the public access test.

Unlimited Public Access Tests

Unlimited attempts at the public access tests ensure that your dog will be ready to service dog duty.

Lifetime Access

Purchasing the online course give you lifetime access to the course materials just incase you need some refreshers. 

Certificate and Letter of Completion

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a letter and certificate of service dog training completion. 

On Going Support

We will provide you with ongoing support, answer your most pressing questions, and verify your training with commercial airlines or other institutions.

Over 10,000 Dogs Trained using our Balanced Obedience System

Upon Completion of this Course, you will Receive
Letter and Certificate of Completion of Service Dog Training with Balanced Obedience
 
And Discounted Pricing for:
Service Dog Vest
Service Dog Team Identification Cards

What Our Happy Service Dog Owner’s Say:

Sabrina is absolutely amazing!!!
We sent our dogs to the 2 week basic doggy boot camp, and when they came back it was like night and day!!
She was also so helpful with the training of my dog to become a service dog!
I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for dog training, or even just advice!!
Riki Marie

Honolulu, Hawaii

“Enrolling our dog, Plum in Sabrina’s training program is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. She turned our shy, spoiled girl into a full fledged service dog! She has not only changed Plum, but my life and my family’s lives significantly for the better.” 

Owner of a rescue dog service dog candidate

Seattle, Washington

About Our Online Service Dog Training

This online service dog training course will provide you (the trainer) the training plan and tools to train your own Service Dog with a strong focus on manners, attentiveness, down-stay, heeling, proof of obedience with distractions in public, and an introduction to task training that your disability requires.

The main purpose of this online training is to help you (the trainer), and your dog become a service dog team and pass the NSAR Public Access Test and prepare your dog for national service dog certification and registration. This course will help you teach your dog at least 1 task to assist you with your disability to become a service animal.

Our online service dog training program was created by our certified service dog trainer, Sabrina Clark, who has over 20 years of experience as a professional dog trainer and pup lover.

What You Can Expect from Our Online Training Program

This service dog training course is designed to help you and your dog become a Service Dog team. Within our training, we break down every part of the public access test into easy steps.  During the course, you will be able to provide video feedback of each part of the test to ensure you are on the right track.

This course was designed to help you teach your dog at least one task to assist you with your disability.

Upon completion of the training course, you will receive:

  • A discount on a compliant service dog vest
  • Customized Service Dog identification card discount for you and your dog
  • A certificate of service dog training completion
  • Letter of completion of service dog training and Public Access Test
  • Our continued support: We will verify your training when requested by commercial airlines

We can also help Service Dog owners navigate their options if Public Access is denied.

Emotional Service Dog (ESA)

Laws & Rights

Overview of Public Access Test

Controlled Unload Out of Vehicle

Approaching a Building

Controlled Entry & Exit

Heeling through the Building

On-Leash Recall

Sits on Command

Downs on Command

Noise Distraction

Restaurant

Handed to a Friendly Stranger

Controlled Load into Vehicle

Team Relationship

Airport Rules

Prepare to Fly

Next Steps if Failed PAT

Assist and Alert

Potty on Command

Deep Pressure

Meet the Course Creator and Certified Service Dog Trainer

Meet Sabrina Clark, a certified service dog trainer whose extensive twenty-year+ career is rooted in a deep-seated passion for canine behavior and service dog education. Sabrina’s dog training journey began in childhood at nine years old and flourished into a vocation as she founded her own dog training business at just seventeen.

Sabrina Clark has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with a double major in Psychology. Psychology focuses on behavior and Zoology focuses on ethology and evolution. Her education gave her a broad perspective on the application and limitations of science allowing her to stand out against other service dog trainers.

After spending decades as a dog trainer, Sabrina has identified the conflicts and shortcomings between ethologists and behaviorists and has created a training curriculum that incorporates these considerations.

Her dog training philosophy transcends traditional training methods, focusing on communication and mutual respect, aiming to build a bridge between dogs and owners that is founded on trust and understanding. As the creator of Balanced Obedience’s online service dog training program, Sabrina is dedicated to helping dog owners establish and nurture strong, lasting bonds with their service dogs.

As an inactive attorney, she created this service dog training program that ensures dog owners meet the State and Federal regulations for service animals.

US Service Animals Verified Trainer

Who this Online Training is For

Our service dog training program is for dog owners who want to train their own well-mannered dog to become a certified service dog that passes the public access test.  Passing the public access test is the standard to measure if you and your dog are well-behaved in public. Included with the online course are unlimited Public Access Tests across the United States, to ensure you and your dogs meet the standards set out by the ADA and NSAR.

This course is perfect for:

  • Owners who have a dog that is proficient with the obedience commands: heel, sit, down, stay, come, and leave-it commands.
  • Dog owners who have an emotional support dog and want to transition them into being service dog.
  • Individuals with a disability that need a service dog to complete tasks because of their impairment.
  • Owners who rather train their own service dogs online than work with in-person trainers.

Online Service Dog Training Is NOT For

  • Dogs who lack manners and a solid foundation in obedience training.
  • Dogs that display aggressive behavior (growling, biting, raising hackles, showing teeth, etc.)
  • Puppies who are younger than 14 weeks old

If your dog exhibits any of these behaviors, enroll in the Doggie Bootcamp course prior to enrolling in our service dog training. If your puppy is between 6-16 weeks old, your puppy could significantly benefit from our online puppy training course (Puppy Makeover Program). This course is not intended to teach your dog to become a therapy dog. For other specialty training, contact us.

This course is not designed for Service Dog training for the hearing or sight impaired.

The NSAR Public Access Test for Service Animal

To become a Service Dog, your dog should be able to pass the Public Access Test. The NSAR Public Access Test is designed to ensure that service dogs are stable, well-behaved, and unobtrusive in public spaces. This test is vital for maintaining public safety and comfort, ensuring that service dogs act appropriately in various environments. Aggressive or unmanageable behavior in service dogs leads to disqualification, emphasizing the need for proper training and control​.

Service Animal Requirements of the Public Access Test

The Public Access Test includes several specific requirements:

  • Controlled Unload and Entry: The service dog must exit a vehicle calmly and enter buildings without seeking attention or straying.
  • Heeling Through Buildings: The dog should walk close to the handler, adjusting to speed changes and avoiding distractions.
  • Six-Foot Recall on Lead: The dog must respond promptly to a recall command without getting distracted.
  • Sits and Downs on Command: The dog must obey sit and down commands without being distracted, even by food or external stimuli.
  • Noise Distraction: The service dog should not show aggression or excessive fear in response to noises.
  • Restaurant Behavior: In dining settings, the service dog must remain unobtrusive, either under the table or close to the handler​​.

Each component of this test is designed to assess the dog’s ability to behave appropriately in a range of public scenarios.

Information for Owners of Service Dogs: Dog Laws & ADA

In accordance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990

Businesses May Ask:

1) Is this a Service Dog?
2) What tasks does the Service Dog perform?

Businesses May Not:

1) Require special identification for the dog
2) Ask about the person’s disability
3) Charge additional fees because of the dog or guide dog
4) Refuse admittance, isolate, segregate. or treat this person less favorably than other patrons

A person with a disability cannot be asked to remove their service animal from the premises unless:

1) the animal is out of control and the handler cannot or does not take effective action to control it
2) the animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others (i.e., not housebroken)

Service Animals in Public Areas

Any business that sells or prepares food must allow service animals in public areas even if local state or local health codes prohibit animals on the premises.

Refusal to provide equal access to people with disabilities with service animals is a federal civil rights violation, provides by the ADA. Violators of the ADA can be required to pay money damages and penalties.

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

These courses have a 99% success rate, so we offer you a no-risk guarantee just for giving it a try. If you feel like these lessons aren’t working out for you, no worries! Simply request a full refund within 30 days – no questions asked.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

These courses have a 99% success rate, so we offer you a no-risk guarantee just for giving it a try. If you feel like these lessons aren’t working out for you, no worries! Simply request a full refund within 30 days – no questions asked.