Course & Equipment Fee – $200
For the ten day Team Training course, which includes all the course materials and the dog’s equipment (leash, collar, bowls, grooming supplies, etc.)
Team Training Course
All candidates will be required to complete the Team Training course, as specified by PADS.
- Service Dog applicants this is a two week course.
- Hearing and Accredited Facility Dogs require a one week training course at PADS and in their home or workplace.
Transportation & Lodging
All candidates traveling to the Vancouver area will be responsible for arranging their own transportation and attendant care. Lodging in the accessible PADS’ Client Centre is available upon approval by the Training Centre while attending the course. This lodging includes a private bedroom, shared bathroom and living/kitchen area.
Each candidate must be prepared to meet his or her own financial needs during training. This can include field trip costs and the need for unique equipment or modifications, we recommend that no less than $100.00 be set aside for these purposes. Those commuting from surrounding areas may also desire local accommodations on evenings with late night field trips.
Attendance & Tests
- Candidates are required to attend all classes, lectures and field trips. Absences beyond one day may result in transfer of a candidate to another class or required make-up training time.
- 80 per cent accuracy is required on all tests. Absence from a test and scores below 80 per cent will require a make-up test. All make-ups are the responsibility of the candidate and cannot be scheduled during regular training hours.
In order to ensure the success of the new teams, family members, friends, attendants and others will not be allowed to attend training sessions without prior authorization from PADS. Individual needs, such as attendants, health care, note takers or interpreters must be arranged with PADS prior to training.