Emotional Support Animal Training Course

Turn your dog into an ESA so you can take them with you everywhere you go.

Emotional Support Animal Training Course

Turn your dog into an ESA so you can take them with you everywhere you go.

Learning how to care for an ESA has never been simpler.

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Get immediate access to the comprehensive video course.

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Each in-depth lesson takes you through a different facet of ESA ownership, as well as how to obtain your ESA certification.

NEVER LEAVE THEM BEHIND

Enjoy the newly-added time you now get to spend with your best furry friend.

 

A Course as Supportive as an Emotional Support Animal 

Emotional Support Animals stick by your side wherever life takes you, and this course is designed to provide the same level of support as you explore the world of owning an ESA. We’ll be by your side every step of the way, offering you support as you navigate through the course.

Throughout this course, you’ll learn about: 
  • The different types of support animals 
  • How Support Animals compare to Psychiatric Service Dogs
  • The history and current legal rights of ESAs
  • How to find the right emotional support animal and manage their well-being
  • Public standards for ESA behavior and how to interact with strangers 
  • Living with your ESA 
  • And much more!

Empowering Owners & Emotional Support Animals

 At ICTI, we’re obsessed with animals and all the ways they support us. ESAs are invaluable companions who help owners stay calm, confident, and centered in day-to-day life. This course helps new and existing ESA owners succeed, so that their ESAs can reciprocate the same degree of unwavering support.

Meet your team: Shannen and Chance!

Shannen is ICTI’s Head of Training and has 5+ years of experience as a trainer and behaviorist, and 10+ years of experience with animals professionally. She earned a certification in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington and specializes in reactivity, separation anxiety, obedience training, and service dog training! 

She and her 4-year-old Golden Retriever, Chance, live together in sunny San Diego and spend their days visiting the dog beach, trying new restaurants, and going on long hikes. 

They’ll be with you through every step of your course training, so give her a shout if you need an extra hand (or paw) throughout the program.

Meet your team: Shannen and Chance!

Shannen is ICTI’s Head of Training and has 5+ years of experience as a trainer and behaviorist, and 10+ years of experience with animals professionally. She earned a certification in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington and specializes in reactivity, separation anxiety, obedience training, and service dog training! 

She and her 4-year-old Golden Retriever, Chance, live together in sunny San Diego and spend their days visiting the dog beach, trying new restaurants, and going on long hikes. 

They’ll be with you through every step of your course training, so give her a shout if you need an extra hand (or paw) throughout the program.

This course is self-paced, available on-demand, and yours for life! 

The Emotional Support Animals course covers everything you need to find and care for the right ESA for you, and navigate all the requirements and parameters around ownership, including housing and public space access. 

This comprehensive course features nine in-depth and self-paced lessons that set you up for success at every step of your ESA journey.

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The ESA Training for Dogs video lessons include: 

  • Module 1: Types of Emotional Support Animals
  • Module 2: Emotional Support Animals vs. Psychiatric Service Dogs
  • Module 3: The History and Legal Rights of ESAs
  • Module 4: Finding the Right Emotional Support Animal
  • Module 5: Managing Your ESA’s Well-being
  • Module 6: Public Standards for ESA Behavior
  • Module 7: Interacting with Strangers in Public with an ESA
  • Module 8: Living with an ESA
  • Module 7: Interacting with Strangers in Public with an ESA
  • Module 9: Conclusion

The ESA Training for Dogs video lessons include: 

  • Module 1: Types of Emotional Support Animals
  • Module 2: Emotional Support Animals vs. Psychiatric Service Dogs
  • Module 3: The History and Legal Rights of ESAs
  • Module 4: Finding the Right Emotional Support Animal
  • Module 5: Managing Your ESA’s Well-being
  • Module 6: Public Standards for ESA Behavior
  • Module 7: Interacting with Strangers in Public with an ESA
  • Module 8: Living with an ESA
  • Module 7: Interacting with Strangers in Public with an ESA
  • Module 9: Conclusion

 

Throughout the 9 video lessons, we’ll cover the different types of ESAs, how they compare to psychiatric service dogs, and the history and legal rights of ESAs. We’ll help you find the right ESA, if you haven’t already, and guide you through how to manage their wellbeing. 

We’ll also cover public standards for your ESA, how to properly interact with strangers while out and about with your ESA, and offer helpful advice to make living with your ESA a more manageable and meaningful experience.

This course is fully online and self-paced and our team is here to support you if you need help. Once you enroll, you will get lifetime access to all the materials, and new resources as our team adds them!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Make Yourself at Home With Your Emotional Support Animal Today

Make Yourself at Home With Your Emotional Support Animal Today

The International Canine Training Institute is a globally-recognized leader in dog training, from brand new puppies to certified Psychiatric Service Dogs. ICTI is committed to helping all dog owners train the best version of their pets, and has helped train thousands of dogs into better companions.

By completing ICTI’s Emotional Support Animals course, you’ll have all the guidance you need to properly and confidently train your ESA to be more obedient and strengthen your life-long bond.