Emotional Support - "ESA"

A gentle, effective, and enlightened approach to dog training

An emotional support dog is one that provides therapeutic benefit to its owner through companionship and affection. The pet parent of an emotional support dog derives a sense of well-being, safety or calm from the dog's companionship and physical presence. Emotional support dogs are not specially trained to perform specific tasks directly related to a person's disability. Instead, they require only as much training as an ordinary dog requires in order to live peacefully among humans without being a nuisance or a danger to others.

Rules and regulations for emotional support dogs are determined by individual states, counties, and cities; some locations consider a dog qualified as an emotional support dog, if the owner of the dog has a doctor's note stating that the dog provides emotional support for their human, while other locations require the dog pass a public access test.

At Karma Dog Training, we hold ourselves to a high standard and try to meet the emotional support dog requirements for any state, county, or city. We do this by requiring that all of our emotional support dog candidates pass a public access test before being certified as an emotional support dog.

We have 4 different levels of emotional support training packages. Please know that all puppies must graduate from a Puppy Kindergarten class and dogs 5 months and older must graduate from a Basic Communication Level 1 class prior to being enrolled in this program.

*What if at the end my dog does not pass the Public Access test?

If your dog does not pass the Public Access test, he/she will have the opportunity to be tested again. Each additional administering of the Public Access test requires the purchase of at least one additional private session in order to prepare your dog to successfully pass the test.


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