There is a huge need for qualified service dog trainers.
Atlas Assistance Dogs is dedicated to expanding the pool of knowledgeable and ethical service dog trainers who will be able to help individuals with disabilities train their dogs to help mitigate their disabilities and thrive every day with their dog at their side.
Atlas’ Trainer Academy gives experienced dog trainers the knowledge and tools needed to support their clients in the training of their service dog.
Benefits of Atlas Trainer Certification
Our courses are a mix of text, videos, case studies, on-line resources and one-on-one support, featuring positive reinforcement for better communication. Click below to find out more details on our program.
More Than Training a Dog
Please read the FAQs about our Trainer Academy
When you click on the link below a zip file will be downloaded that contains our application package. Please start with the document titled “Trainers- READ ME FIRST,” which is our helpful Getting Started Guide.
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You have up to one year to complete the program. If you complete it in 9 months or less, we give you your first renewal for free. That’s a $200 credit!
The time it takes you will depend on how much time you spend each week on the courses. We highly encourage trainers to complete the program within six to nine months, which is easily done if you spent a few hours a week.
Yes. Certification fees for Atlas Certified Trainers can be paid in up to 3 installments. One-third of total payment is due at the time the trainer is accepted by Atlas and begins the Atlas training courses. The remaining parts are due in two-month increments. Trainers may begin courses but will not have access to the service specialty training classes until all fees are paid.
Price range varies from $2,620 to $3,520. We give credits for experience and qualifications, and offer test outs.
Debby Kay’s Sweet Snoopers® Medical Scent Detection Course is integrated in our Service Dog training curriculum. If you wish to take it alone, you can. It is $495. Just contact us.