-Sun. Feb. 7, 2021 @ 1-3pm PST
Via Zoom teleconference (Zoom link will be emailed to participants upon registration)
Presenter: Andy Krzus
Cost: $89 + GST
How to register? (1) Click on the “Register now” button above. (2) Create an account. (3) Click on “Book now”. (4) Select Online Store/Service Dog Seminars. (5) Choose the Seminar date that works best for you. (6) Submit. (7) We will send you a confirmation by email.
This Seminar is for Dog Trainers or owners who would like to self-train their own dogs to become service dogs. Note: due to space restrictions, we are unable to accommodate your dogs at the seminar, it is for people only.
In January 2016, the BC Government launched a new program that allows a dog and handler team to obtain Service Dog Certification, after passing a Public Access test. The seminar will cover the following topics:
- How to train a dog to be a service dog? Where to start?
- The right temperament/breed for service dog work
- What are the rights of service dogs in training?
- What are the rights of certified Service Dogs?
- Overview of the Public Access Certification test
- Demonstration with a dog of select public access test exercises
- Education and awareness about Service Dogs in BC
- 30 minute Q&A session
Information about the presenter
Andy Krzus is a dog-training educator known for his relationship-centered training approach and his personalized teaching style. His background in psychology and public service coupled with years of experience training with police, search & rescue and assistance dogs gives him an innovative perspective on dog obedience, behaviour & motivation in theory and practice. Andy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the USA, he is a graduate of the Justice Institute of BC Police Academy program and worked for the Vancouver Police Dept. for 7 years before launching into full time dog training. He assisted in creating the K9 Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team for Vancouver based CANTF1 Federal Team and attended a Dog Trainers course at the Manitoba Emergency Services College. In 2009 Andy founded Obedience Unleashed Dog Training Inc. which now has 3 locations in Mission, Chilliwack and Kamloops. In response to a growing demand for highly trained service dogs, in 2013 Andy founded not-for-profit Assistance Service Dogs BC Association which has put out 12 certified service dogs to date. In 2015 Andy was contracted by the BC Government Ministry of Justice to write the BC Certification test for service dogs which came into effect in January 2016. Andy also serves as a Service Dog Validator for the Justice Institute of BC.
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