Welcome to the Pawsitively Unleashed! Owner Trained Service Dog Academy!

We began our journey in 2013 with our owner trained service dog program.

The need for a trained service dog is great, the supply of them is low.

Training your own service dog is legal and allowable under current American's With Disability (ADA) Laws.​

Dogs trained for:

  • ​Diabetic Alert
  • Mobility
  • PTSD
  • ​Hearing
  • ​Autism Support 


2109 Madison Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Owner Trained Service Dog Academy

The purpose of the Pawsitively Unleashed! Owner Trained Service Dog Academy is to aid disabled individuals in the training of their own service/assistance dog.

What is included:

  • Two years of training​​- minimum requirement is 2 meetings per week (Local)
    • Performance Puppy - Monday 6 pm
    • Basic Manners - Tuesdays 7 pm
    • Canine Life & Social Skills - Fridays 11 am 
  • Two years of training - via Skype (out of the area)
    • ​Two meetings per week 
    • Video verification of training
    • Detailed training logs 
  • ​​A training manual - PDF format
  • A Service Dog Vest - with ID Badge (upon completion)
  • In Training Badge - after successful pass of the 3 Canine Good Citizen Assessments
  • Certificate of completion upon successfully fulfilling the requirements at each level of training
    • American Kennel Club
      • Canine Good Citizen
      • Community Canine
      • Urban Canine Good Citizen
    • My Dog Has CLASS
      • B.A. Level
      • M.A. Level
      • PhD Level
    • ​​Love on a Leash
      • ​Therapy Dog Evaluation
    • ​Public Access Assessment
    • ​Task Training 
  • ​Unlimited support
  • Evaluation of dog for suitability as a service/assistance dog 

 Expectations (minimum standards):

​You will be required to keep a detailed training log to be contained in your training binder

You will be required to train a minimum of 5 days per week - 60 minutes per day

  • ​A minimum of 31,000 training hours over the course of 104 weeks
  • ​Required  public settings (in the 2nd year)
    • ​Restaurants
    • Grocery/Dept Stores
    • Public Transit (where accessible) 
    • Elevators/Esculators
    • Public Restrooms

Must be able to demonstrate:

  • Dog can perform tasks specific to your disability 
  • Knowledge of acceptable training methods (shock, prong and choke collars are forbidden in this program)
  • An understanding of canine health and daily care requirements
  • The ability to maintain training, problem solve and continue to train/add new skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of local access laws, appropriate public behavior and your responsibilities as a service/assistance dog team.

​Successful Completion of the Assessments required of your training package.

Tuition:  $2500.00


Due at time of registration