Start Your Own Service Dog Training Program
This binder is designed for people who wish to start a program similar to TOP DOG, a service dog training program where the person with the disability is taught to train his or her own dog. This manual contains all of our training program, including how we recruit and train volunteers, how we select students, sample forms, our lesson plans and articles to help illustrate the concepts. It does not contain instruction for instructors. We presume you already have competent trainers and are looking for support in organizing a program. For help in learning how to teach the exercises taught at TOP DOG, we recommend the books and videos Teamwork and Teamwork II, available through TOP DOG’s web site.