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American Service Pets partnered with
celebrity trainer Jas Leverette to bridge the gap between this elite Service Dog training and those who need it by making it easy,
efficient, affordable and 100% online!
Under the ADA: Service Animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or
perform tasks for people with disabilities.
The dog must be well-
behaved and under the control of its handler.
We have all seen those “Service Dogs” around malls, airports, and restaurants – barking, growling, jumping, snapping or even biting.
Just because a dog is wearing a vest with a patch does not mean it is a Service Dog.
It is a crime to fraudulently claim your pet as a Service Dog without training, but now
elite training is coming right to your home!
Discover how to engage your dog to get them ready to learn. Activate your dog for training like a professional.
Learn to connect words and movements to motivate your dog into action. Engage your dog in the game of training.
When training, the right tools make it easy. It might surprise you, but many of these tools you probably already have.
Obedience training in the midst of distractions transforms your dog from a good dog to a great dog. Learn how to do this for your dog at home.
Socialization training is critical. This training teaches you how to manage your dog's aggression and temperament in public.
Agility training teaches you and your dog the principles of how to handle your dog in an airplane or at a restaurant.
All dogs are different. Learn how to change your dog’s behavior in a way they understand and respond to.
Understand the primary problem solving techniques when you face training obstacles and how you and your dog can overcome them together.
Learn specific Psychiatric Service Dog training tasks. Train your dog to aid you with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other issues.
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Jas is the founder of Cali K9 and the personal dog trainer to the stars. A-list celebrity
dog owners such as Steph Curry, LeBron James, Ellen
DeGeneres, Drake, and Demi Moore have all trusted Jas to train their dogs.
A: American Service Pets has partnered with Jas Leverette to create the ADA compliant I Train Academy curriculum. Jas is a professional dog trainer with over 20 years of experience, the founder of Cali K9 Board and Train centers, the personal dog trainer to the celebrities and the stars, and the host of Canine Intervention on Netflix. A-list celebrity dog owners such as Steph Curry, LeBron James, Ellen DeGeneres, Drake, and Demi Moore have all trusted Jas to train their dogs, and his unique training method is recognized all over the world.
A: Under the ADA, a Psychiatric Service Animal (PSA) is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. Unlike an Emotional Support Animal whose mere presence provides comfort with no training required, a Psychiatric Service Dog is trained to perform task(s) that must be directly related to the person's diagnosed disability. Emotional Support Animals are not considered Service Animals and do not have protection under the ADA.
A: I Train Academy covers both obedience training and Psychiatric Service Cog related tasks. Before your PSA can begin learning any task pertaining to your disability, you must have a firm foundation of obedience. The first half of this course covers obedience training - ignition, temperament, sit, heel, rewards, distractions, socialization and much more. Once your dog has completed the first section, you can then move on to the PSA task-related portion of the training where we outline common PSA tasks like Notification, Reminders, Assistive Activities, Interruption or Distraction, Barrier or Protective Guarding and Deep Pressure Therapy.
A: For this training you will need one or two leashes, high value training treats, toys, something to use as a platform or "box" and a good attitude!
A: While there is no monthly commitment, this training should take you a few months at minimum to complete, and then a few more to reinforce.
A: Service Dogs for people with
psychiatric disabilities are specially trained to perform tasks that mitigate a person’s disability. Some examples of tasks Psychiatric Service Dogs perform include alerting a handler before a panic attack or other episode occurs,
interrupting repetitive or self-harming behaviors, waking a handler from
nightmares, guiding an individual to a trusted support person or out of a place of business, and retrieving medication.
If your dog has successfully learned a behavior/task that helps mitigate your disability, then it is considered a Service Animal.
A: No, you are not required by law to show any type of documents to a
business. You are required to answer questions about the Service Animal.
Businesses may ask you whether or not the Service Dog is indeed a Service Dog. They may also ask you what tasks they are trained to perform. They CANNOT ask you about your disability.
However, if your dog is misbehaving, they can ask you to leave on the grounds of disruption.
A: Training with your dog is just like training a muscle group. You cannot rush through training in a week and expect to be able to see a massive change in abilities. Fifteen minutes a day is more than enough time with your dog to build muscle memory and reinforce the concepts that make a world-class Service Dog.