2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AGC 215 - Service Dog Public Access and Task Training I

Description: Advances the Service Dog Team toward precise training responses and proper etiquette presentations for public access specifically for exposure to department stores, grocery stores, doctor visits, restaurants, and hair facilities. Introduces critical tasks that Service Dogs must fulfill for service of specific disabilities. Primary tasks for Service Dog. Teams are presented new training and exposure skills and proper communication with the public.

Prerequisites: AGC 190 , AGC 192 , and AGC 195  

Credits: 4
Lecture: 2
Lab: 4

Course Content:
  1. Advanced canine training, handling with disability
  2. Advanced canine behavior in restaurants, department stores, health facilities, hair salons and other businesses with task presentation.
  3. Service Dog reactions to dogs and people
  4. Service Dogs ethics, travel and ADA Laws
  5. Service Dogs and public communication
  6. Classification of disability tasks
  7. Primary tasks: leg tap, fetch, carry, pull, positioning, balance, hold
  8. Service Dog related work stress

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use advanced canine and task training skills in restaurants, department stores, health facilities, hair salons and other businesses. (1-4,6,7,8)
  2. Communicate with others while handling a Service Dog. (3-5)
  3. Identify and articulate differences between the ADA law and ethics regarding Service Dogs. (4,5)
  4. Identify and provide the travel needs of, and with, the Service Dog. (1,3-5,8)
  5. Connect and articulate specific tasks for specific disabilities. (1,2,7,8)
  6. Recognize and assist a distressed Service Dog. (1,6)
  7. Managing and handling with disability and dog in public. (1,3,8)
  8. Manage public inquiry of disability and Service Dogs. (2,5)

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate skills at level comparable to ADI requirements.