Service Dog Training

Everything you need to know about passing the Public Access Test and training your own Service Dog. Unlimited Public Access Tests are included and those on Oahu can practice the test in Kailua.
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.
  • If your dog lacks manners and a solid foundation in obedience training, please enroll in the Doggie Boot Camp first.
  • If you have a puppy less than 14 weeks old, please enroll in the Puppy Makeover before starting on the Doggie Boot Camp.

This Course will cover the types of Service Dogs and the laws that protect them in the United States, especially the new rules by the Department of Transportation (DOT) that treats Psychiatric Service Dogs the same as other Service Dogs and no longer allows Emotional Support Dogs to fly on commercial airlines.

This 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 crowed airplane will not trigger unsafe behaviors. This course will let you log the recommended 120 hours of training including 30 hours in public settings to pass the Public Access Test.

This Course will prepare your dog to be your 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 course is to help you and your dog become a Service Dog team and pass the Public Access Test and teach your dog at least 1 task to assist you with your disability.

Service Dog Videos

Balanced Obedience does not offer skills training for dogs needed for: sight or hearing.

Psychiatric Service Dog Tasks are our area of expertise in helping owners train their own Service Dog. Tasks for mobility, seizure alert, allergens or diabetes can be taught by the owner if desired. Not all dogs can be taught to perform the desired Service Dog task.
Enrolling in Service Dog training is not a guarantee that your dog will learn to perform the tasks needed to assist with a disability.

Psychiatric Service Dog Tasks

Additional courses will be available for Psychiatric Service Dog Tasks, Mobility Service Dog Tasks, Autism Support Tasks, Medical Alert Tasks, Allergen Alert Tasks and Diabetic Alert Tasks.


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
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)

Any business that sells or prepares food must allow service animals in public areas even if 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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