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Certified Cardiac Service Dog Training Course

This intensive training program is designed to help people with cardiac issues train their dogs to assist them in their daily lives. During the Cardiac Alert Training Program, you will be able to train your dog to recognize any changes in your heart rate, breathing rate, and other cardiovascular parameters. Your dog will learn how to pick up on scent cues, detect abnormalities, provide emotional support, and alert you to oncoming cardiac episodes. The goal of the course is to help turn your pet dog into a reliable cardiac alert dog who will provide invaluable help and make you feel safer and more secure in your daily life.

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Essential Tasks Included in the Course:

- Detect the Scents of Cardiac Episodes;

- Assistance in Cardiac Emergencies;

- Nighttime Alert;

- Obedience and Public Access Manners.


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COURSE INFORMATION
13 Modules 14 Animation Videos Individual Tutor Support

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FULL PAYMENT

Was $899

You can start training your dog at the age of 10 weeks old

Study instantly online

Distance learning

One-on-one instructor support

Easy-to-follow e-training manual

Service Dog Certificate of completion

Recognized in all 50 States of the USA, Canada, E.U. & UK

About Cardiac Alert Dog Training Course

The Cardiac Alert Dog Training Course is designed to equip dogs with the skills necessary to alert their handler in the event of a cardiac emergency. This specialized training program focuses on teaching dogs how to recognize physiological changes associated with a range of cardiac conditions, including an elevated heart rate and more. It also trains the dog to respond quickly and appropriately in order to alert someone of their condition.

The cost of breeding, raising, and training a dog that can identify cardiac emergencies is estimated to be between $15,000 and $30,000. Nonprofit organizations also provide cardiac alert service dogs at low prices with waiting lists that are lengthy but the typical wait time is 2-5 years. We're going to make it possible for you to stay at home and train your own dog so you may become just as effective as one who was professionally trained. The SDTSI team of trusted behavioral specialists behind our online Certified Intensive Cardiac Alert Dog Training Program has 30+ years of combined professional animal care and alert dog training expertise.

The topics cover everything from learning about Cardiac Alert Dog breeds, history, legalities, behavior, body, and vocal language as well as basic and advanced scent training techniques. This online course is spread over 13 distinct modules. 

Sign up and get started today; you'll be amazed at what you and your dog can accomplish!

Who should study this course?

This home study qualification is aimed at individuals who want to train their own Cardiac Alert Dog, or who want to train a Cardiac Alert Dog to assist people suffering from cardiac conditions.

In order to achieve the goal, you must love dogs and be the kind of person that enjoys having a dog with them every minute of the day! Having a cardiac alert dog is a commitment on the part of the owner to take the time necessary to build a bond with a dog to ensure they can work well together.



FAQs about Cardiac Alert Dogs

1. What Is Cardiac Alert Dog?

A Cardiac Alert Dog is specially trained to recognize and alert its owner of an impending cardiac event. The dog may detect subtle changes in the body’s chemical balance or heart rate prior to the onset of symptoms, and can alert its owner to seek medical attention.



				

2. What Can A Cardiac Alert Dog Do?

Cardiac alert dogs are able to assist their partner in many ways, including:

• Displaying alert behaviors before a cardiac episode occurs

• Remaining close to its owner during a cardiac episode to prevent injuries

• Alerting a caretaker, family member, or finding someone to help

• Fetching an alert device or medication

• Providing physical and emotional support during an episode

• Providing a sense of security and reassurance when away from home


3. How To Train Your Dog To Alert For Cardiac Conditions

A dog's nose is so much better at smelling than a human's. They can actually tell when a seizure is about to happen by the scent of the chemicals released inside the victim. 

Cardiac Alert Dogs are generally trained using a combination of positive reinforcement, operant conditioning, and scent training. Training will involve teaching the dog to respond to subtle changes in their owner’s body chemistry or heart rate, and to alert their owner of an impending cardiac event.

To help kickstart your training process, there are some things you're going to need. These include:

- The Right Dog: Some breeds are more suited to this kind of training than others. Beyond that, each dog's individual personality also impacts on whether they would make a good service dog or not.

- Professional Help: Whether you work with an organization or you hire a trainer with experience dealing with epilepsy assistance, you're going to want to work with someone who knows what they're doing. The way that your dog responds could really be life or death for the person involved.


4. Can I Take My Cardiac Alert Dog Into Public Places?

Under the ADA, service dogs are permitted to accompany you in public, including places where dogs are not typically allowed.


5. How Long Does It Take To Train A Cardiac Alert Dog?

The amount of time required to fully train a Cardiac Alert Dog can vary depending on the individual dog and its trainer. Generally, however, it can take anywhere from 6 months to a year of consistent training before the dog is deemed ready for placement. 

On successful completion of this Cardiac Alert Dog training course, you will

be in possession of a very well-behaved seizure alert dog and your dog partner will be Certified as a Service Dog with all the training records by SERVICE DOG TRAINING SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL. A digital copy of the certificate will be delivered to your email inbox within 24 hours.

To view a sample of the award, please click here.

What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or tasks as a service dog.

The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that your dog is fully trained and able to perform seizure alert service dog work and that you, the handler, understand how to lead your Assistance Dog/Service Dog through everyday situations, such as going to a store, a park, a hospital, a care home or any other public place.

It is essential to be aware that, even though cardiac alert dogs can provide much-needed help and comfort for those with heart issues, they are not a panacea. The frequency and intensity of cardiac episodes may differ from person to person, so some arrhythmias can still happen without any prior notice despite having an alert dog by your side. If you're thinking of getting a cardiac alert dog, it's important to be prepared. Have a plan in place for how to take care of your dog during and following an episode; they may feel dazed or extremely weary afterward. Make sure to do your due diligence on the matter by speaking with both a medical professional and canine specialist before making any decisions!



Certified Intensive Cardiac Alert Service Dog Training Course

Session 1 - The Definition of Cardiac Alert Dogs

Session 2 - Selecting a Dog for Cardiac Alert Dog Training 

Session 3 - Prepare for Cardiac Alert Training

Session 4 - Cardiac Alert Dogs Training Basics

Session 5 - Obedience Training and Practice for Cardiac Alert Dogs

Session 6 - Focus Training for Cardiac Alert Dogs

Session 7 - Types of Alerting Behaviors

Session 8 - Scent and Scenting

Session 9 - Imprinting Cardiac Alert Dogs

Session 10 - Start the Scent Work Training

Session 11 - Alerting without the Cue

Session 12 - Nighttime Alert Training

Session 13 -Public Access Training

Final and Certification


What's Included

All Study Materials

⊛ 12 lessons

 14 videos

⊛ 12 exams

⊛ 36hrs 25mins time to complete

⊛ Certificate upon completion

Study and Training Guide

Full Tutor and Admin support

The course fee includes the printable service dog certificate. The digital copy will be sent within 24 hours upon successful course completion.

About Cardiac Alert Dog Training Course

The Cardiac Alert Dog Training Course is designed to equip dogs with the skills necessary to alert their handler in the event of a cardiac emergency. This specialized training program focuses on teaching dogs how to recognize physiological changes associated with a range of cardiac conditions, including an elevated heart rate and more. It also trains the dog to respond quickly and appropriately in order to alert someone of their condition.

The cost of breeding, raising, and training a dog that can identify cardiac emergencies is estimated to be between $15,000 and $30,000. Nonprofit organizations also provide cardiac alert service dogs at low prices with waiting lists that are lengthy but the typical wait time is 2-5 years. We're going to make it possible for you to stay at home and train your own dog so you may become just as effective as one who was professionally trained. The SDTSI team of trusted behavioral specialists behind our online Certified Intensive Cardiac Alert Dog Training Program has 30+ years of combined professional animal care and alert dog training expertise.

The topics cover everything from learning about Cardiac Alert Dog breeds, history, legalities, behavior, body, and vocal language as well as basic and advanced scent training techniques. This online course is spread over 13 distinct modules. 

Sign up and get started today; you'll be amazed at what you and your dog can accomplish!

Who should study this course?

This home study qualification is aimed at individuals who want to train their own Cardiac Alert Dog, or who want to train a Cardiac Alert Dog to assist people suffering from cardiac conditions.

In order to achieve the goal, you must love dogs and be the kind of person that enjoys having a dog with them every minute of the day! Having a cardiac alert dog is a commitment on the part of the owner to take the time necessary to build a bond with a dog to ensure they can work well together.



FAQs about Cardiac Alert Dogs

1. What Is Cardiac Alert Dog?

A Cardiac Alert Dog is specially trained to recognize and alert its owner of an impending cardiac event. The dog may detect subtle changes in the body’s chemical balance or heart rate prior to the onset of symptoms, and can alert its owner to seek medical attention.



				

2. What Can A Cardiac Alert Dog Do?

Cardiac alert dogs are able to assist their partner in many ways, including:

• Displaying alert behaviors before a cardiac episode occurs

• Remaining close to its owner during a cardiac episode to prevent injuries

• Alerting a caretaker, family member, or finding someone to help

• Fetching an alert device or medication

• Providing physical and emotional support during an episode

• Providing a sense of security and reassurance when away from home


3. How To Train Your Dog To Alert For Cardiac Conditions

A dog's nose is so much better at smelling than a human's. They can actually tell when a seizure is about to happen by the scent of the chemicals released inside the victim. 

Cardiac Alert Dogs are generally trained using a combination of positive reinforcement, operant conditioning, and scent training. Training will involve teaching the dog to respond to subtle changes in their owner’s body chemistry or heart rate, and to alert their owner of an impending cardiac event.

To help kickstart your training process, there are some things you're going to need. These include:

- The Right Dog: Some breeds are more suited to this kind of training than others. Beyond that, each dog's individual personality also impacts on whether they would make a good service dog or not.

- Professional Help: Whether you work with an organization or you hire a trainer with experience dealing with epilepsy assistance, you're going to want to work with someone who knows what they're doing. The way that your dog responds could really be life or death for the person involved.


4. Can I Take My Cardiac Alert Dog Into Public Places?

Under the ADA, service dogs are permitted to accompany you in public, including places where dogs are not typically allowed.


5. How Long Does It Take To Train A Cardiac Alert Dog?

The amount of time required to fully train a Cardiac Alert Dog can vary depending on the individual dog and its trainer. Generally, however, it can take anywhere from 6 months to a year of consistent training before the dog is deemed ready for placement. 

On successful completion of this Cardiac Alert Dog training course, you will

be in possession of a very well-behaved seizure alert dog and your dog partner will be Certified as a Service Dog with all the training records by SERVICE DOG TRAINING SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL. A digital copy of the certificate will be delivered to your email inbox within 24 hours.

To view a sample of the award, please click here.

What Does It Mean To Be Certified?

It means your dog has been trained to perform the work or tasks as a service dog.

The primary purpose of certification is to ensure that your dog is fully trained and able to perform seizure alert service dog work and that you, the handler, understand how to lead your Assistance Dog/Service Dog through everyday situations, such as going to a store, a park, a hospital, a care home or any other public place.

It is essential to be aware that, even though cardiac alert dogs can provide much-needed help and comfort for those with heart issues, they are not a panacea. The frequency and intensity of cardiac episodes may differ from person to person, so some arrhythmias can still happen without any prior notice despite having an alert dog by your side. If you're thinking of getting a cardiac alert dog, it's important to be prepared. Have a plan in place for how to take care of your dog during and following an episode; they may feel dazed or extremely weary afterward. Make sure to do your due diligence on the matter by speaking with both a medical professional and canine specialist before making any decisions!



Certified Intensive Cardiac Alert Service Dog Training Course

Session 1 - The Definition of Cardiac Alert Dogs

Session 2 - Selecting a Dog for Cardiac Alert Dog Training 

Session 3 - Prepare for Cardiac Alert Training

Session 4 - Cardiac Alert Dogs Training Basics

Session 5 - Obedience Training and Practice for Cardiac Alert Dogs

Session 6 - Focus Training for Cardiac Alert Dogs

Session 7 - Types of Alerting Behaviors

Session 8 - Scent and Scenting

Session 9 - Imprinting Cardiac Alert Dogs

Session 10 - Start the Scent Work Training

Session 11 - Alerting without the Cue

Session 12 - Nighttime Alert Training

Session 13 -Public Access Training

Final and Certification


What's Included

All Study Materials

⊛ 12 lessons

 14 videos

⊛ 12 exams

⊛ 36hrs 25mins time to complete

⊛ Certificate upon completion

Study and Training Guide

Full Tutor and Admin support

The course fee includes the printable service dog certificate. The digital copy will be sent within 24 hours upon successful course completion.

No Breed, Size or Weight Restriction

Trained to perform work or task

Behave in public and under control of handler

Animal must be up to date with all vaccinations