Service Dog Training Hawaii | Training for Service Dogs & Owners

Service Dog Training

We offer In-person and online service dog training in Hawaii. With our training, expect to learn 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 who live in Hawaii on the island of 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.

What’s Included in This Training for Service Dogs

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 and support animals 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 crowded 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.

Helping Dogs Become Effective Service Animals in Hawaii

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 (the trainer), and your dog become a service dog team and pass the Public Access Test and prepare your dog for service dog certification. The course will help you teach your dog at least 1 task to assist you with your disability to become a service animal.

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Online Service Dog Training

Pass the Public Access Test and train your own Service Dog. Learn about Service Dog law, tasks, and expectations.

With this service dog comprehensive course, you will learn how to successfully complete the Public Access Test in Hawaii and gain the skills to train your own Service Dog. You will learn about Service Dog laws, 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 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.

Additionally, dogs who pass our online service dog training are eligible for a discounted rate for in-person training, making it more affordable than many other in-person training services in Hawaii.

Training Lessons:

  • Emotional Service Dog
  • 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 Environment
  • Handed to a Friendly Stranger
  • Controlled Load into Vehicle
  • Team Relationship
  • Airport Rules
  • Prepare to Fly
  • Next Steps if Failed PAT
  • Assist and Alert
  • Deep Pressure
  • Potty on Command
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Our In-Person Service Dog Training on Oahu

Our Hawaii service dog trainers are dedicated to providing personalized training programs that cater to the unique needs of each individual and their specific disability. We offer both basic and advanced training options tailored to the abilities and requirements of your needs in Hawaii.

We are well-versed in the Hawaii service dog laws and regulations governing service dogs and provide guidance and support in navigating the legal requirements for service dog ownership. We are equipped to assist with the training and certification process, including public access training, to ensure that your service dog is well-behaved and obedient in public settings.

Whether you are an individual with a disability looking to train your own dog or an organization seeking assistance with dog training in Hawaii, a service dog trainer is here to help. Our goal is to empower individuals with disabilities to live more independent and fulfilling lives with the assistance of their well-trained service dogs.

Contact us today for more information about our service dog training services in Hawaii and how we can support you in achieving your goals!

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

Psychiatric Service Dog Tasks

Additional courses will be available for psychiatric related service dog tasks, Mobility Service Dog Tasks, Autism Support Tasks, Medical Alert Tasks, Allergen Alert Tasks, and Diabetic Alert Tasks.

Balanced Obedience does not offer skills training for dogs needed for: sight or hearing (guide dog)

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.

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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

In Hawaii, 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 Animal in Public Areas

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