Atlas Assistance Dogs

Ready to build a strong partnership with your dog and become a successful team?

Learn to train and build a better relationship with your dog using only positive and force-free training methods from anywhere in the world!

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Be they your pet, your emotional support animal, or your future service dog, you and your dog are a Team and we welcome you to join our Teams Set in Motion™ program.

Offered for a low rate of only $59.90/3 mo!

You Will Learn:

  • How to train using positive reinforcement, and the science behind it
  • How to build a better relationship with your dog
  • How to build confidence in your dog
  • How to teach your dog engagement
  • How to train using a variety of training methods such as luring, targeting, and shaping
  • How to teach basic obedience skills in real life situation like at the dog park, on walks, or in dog friendly places.
  • How to help your dog be fearless while being handled at the vet, during grooming, nail care etc. These are called husbandry skills 
  • How to teach tricks or fun behaviors to impress your friends.
  • How to train foundation skills to build on to teach disability tasks if you are training a service dog.
Want the Details? See the full course Syllabus here.
 

Teams Set in Motion is not a service dog course. It is however a great way to prepare for entering our Client Certification program or to build important foundational skills if your goal is to train your dog as a service dog.

Get Additional Support With a Teams Set in Motion Teaching Assistant 

When you enroll in the course, you have the option to work with a Teaching Assistant (TA) who will give you individualized support as you work through the course.

TAs meet with you twice a month over zoom for 30 minute sessions to go over your progress, help you with any hurdles you may be encountering in your training, and help you move forward through the course.

                                                     Work with a TA for an additional $75 per 3 months.

Who would benefit from this course?

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Companion Pet Dog

A dog who will share their life with you and love you unconditionally.

Future Service Dog

A dog individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.

Future or Current Emotional Support Dog

A dog who is a companion and the presence of the dog provides comfort to an individual with a disability.

Future Therapy Dog

A dog who has a foundation of training and the necessary temperament to work in social and stressful environments. Their presence alone is beneficial.

Future Facility Dog

A dog who is a specially trained that works with a volunteer or professional in a residential or clinical setting.

Learn foundational skills like body awareness shown in this video where the dog knows to go around the table on cue.

Discover fun ways to train like the “1 2 3 pattern game” shown in this video. Dogs love patterns. It helps to build their focus and engagement.

Affordable

Only $59.90 per 3 months! (That translates to less than $20 a month) Renew in 3 month increments.

Online and Accessible

Benefit from detailed online instruction including videos, detailed step-by-step directions, and handouts to help you focus your training efforts. Go at your own pace.

Community and Support

Collaborate on-line with others going through this program as well as our Client Certification program. Enjoy virtual Q&A collaboration sessions with the Atlas team every month as well as real time discussions in our facebook group.

Positive and Successful

Create an enthusiastic learner in your dog by using only positive methods. Gain the foundation and skills you both need to work together successfully as a team.

If you need/want hands-on training and more in-depth guidance, we recommend working with an Atlas Certified Trainer. Atlas Certified Trainers are independent, private trainers who have completed our in depth and rigorous Academy. 

By working with an Atlas Certified Trainer, you can get even more support as you work through the course as well as with other skills you would like to work on with your dog that go beyond the scope of Teams Set in Motion. 

Find an Atlas trainer near you!

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Ready to Apply?

We encourage you to read the FAQs. When you are ready to apply, simply click the link below which will take you to our short online application. You can save your progress and resume at any time.

Feel free to contact info@atlasdog.org if you have any questions.

FAQ

It depends on you and your dog. Some people may decide to go as quickly as possible and finish in about 3 months. We find most prefer to pace themselves to 6 months. Many decide they like the ongoing support and community and continue longer even after they’ve completed the online content.

Any! Dogs are never too old our young to learn. Please note, the main focus is not puppy raising. It does however cover important topics such as management and building manners in your pup. Basics on crate training and puppy training are covered. All ages of dogs are welcome and Q&A time can cover a wide range of topics, including young pups.

Even if you are working with a private trainer or in a group class, think about all of the questions you have between sessions or additional resources that could help you and your dog be that much more successful. Optimize your time with your trainer thanks to the help and resources of our Teams Set in MotionTM Program.

Many of our Atlas Certified Trainers encourage their clients to take this course while working with them.

Offered at an affordable rate of $59.90/ 3 months or $134.90/3 months if you chose the TA option. Renewal reminders will be sent as the 3 month period is coming to an end. You may re-subscribe as many times as you like!

TAs are trained Atlas Team Facilitators. If you chose the TA option, we will assign a TA to you once you have enrolled. Your TA will reach out to you and set up an initial zoom meeting to meet you and review your progress in the class and goals and can help you get used the platform. You will meet together over zoom up to twice a month for 30 minute sessions. During those sessions, you can go over any training questions or difficulties you have been having related to the course material you are working on and problem solve together. Your TA will help you navigate this course in the way that works best just for you. Please remember TAs are here to help you with the course specifically. If you have more general training questions or a customized training plan, please consider working with an Atlas Certified Trainer.

You may let us know you wish to conclude the program at any time (info@atlasdog.org) and we will cancel any upcoming payments.  Refunds are not provided for prior/advance payments.

Excellent! This course gives you an excellent foundation. Please read more about our Client (Handler/Dog Team) Certification Program.

You may find you need additional support beyond what this course provides before applying for our program. Our Atlas Certified Trainers are here to help. This course can be an excellent companion to support your work with a private trainer.

Please be aware that completion of this program dog not guarantee acceptance in our Client Certification Program.

No. This program does not go into disability skill training or more specialized Public Access Training. What it does is give you all of the foundations necessary so that you can readily progress to that, or any other applicable training goals next.

You will receive a lot of great info and support and a foundation that can lead you to future certifications you might pursue. This course does NOT certify your dog as a service dog, therapy dog, emotional support dog or facility dog nor does it guarantee their suitability for such work.

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