Online Learning For 

Assistance Dogs In Training

If you're here, you probably want to train your own assistance dog

You've been looking around for a while now and you've come to realize that the waitlist for an assistance dog is really long (years), you don't qualify for a particular program or you would just prefer to train your own assistance dog. 
You've come to the right place! 

Guiding You From Puppyhood to Assistance Dog

Welcome to Working Canine Club!

Dog class is fantastic, which is why we created one.
But training an assistance dog is more than just learning to sit and shake. Your puppy also needs to socialize and train for real life, where environments change and distractions are almost guaranteed. 
Having the ability to review lessons at your convenience or have ongoing support helps you work with your dog even more successfully.
Here's the thing:
Training a dog for home is relatively easy.
Training to take a dog into public is often where the challenge lies. 
We provide online classes and in-person training in the Greater Seattle area so that you and your assistance puppy in training can happily and healthily navigate public and private spaces and to eventually assist you in your everyday life.
Dogs don't just become great assistance animals overnight, so it's up to us to make it a little easier for them with understanding, training, and socialization, that's where we come in. 

At this point, you may be asking...

Is this course for me? Are we a good fit?


Here's more information to help you decide:

Finding classes and support that resonates with you and your pup is everything. I'm not here to tell you that my suggestions are the best or the only way, and truthfully I'm still learning all of the time.

This course and community is largely for the future assistance dog. The foundations have a broad application, but if your furry friend mostly hangs inside your house and occasionally goes into the yard, this training and socialization might not be as useful to you.

This program IS right for you if....

  • You want to train your own assistance dog

  • Want to take your dog into public often

  • Want a well-adjusted dog

  • Want to take your dog to work

  • Want an all-around amazing dog whom your friends wish was theirs


I'm Emerald, the founder and lead trainer of Working Canine Club.

I've been raising assistance puppies and teaching others to do the same for nearly 20 years and I'd love to help guide you and your puppy. 

Interested in learning more about my story? Check out how I became involved in the amazing process of training service puppies as a child and why I now love to teach others to do the same. 

Feel Confident and Empowered With Your Assistance Dog By Your Side 

In the city, daily walks occur on the sidewalk while cars and other beings zoom by, and weird noises are common. Having a dog who can calmly and confidently do this stroll with a multitude of distractions and potential stresses makes both of our lives easier and more enjoyable. Not having to worry about your dog barking at neighbors all night is a big bonus, too.

I believe that whether you are in bed watching a show, or at a brewery with your friends (and 130 other people), life is better with a happy and well-trained assistance dog, especially when you have a trusting relationship.






confident, professional and relaxed in the office
calmly greets others when they approach your desk or door
potties appropriately, outside, when you ask them to
provide support at libraries, hospitals, schools or other facilities
responds consistently to commands in various locations
able to be touched and surrounded by numerous people at once
chill at the coffee shop or brewery
able to nonchalantly pass others on the street 
trustworthy off leash at the campsite

My hope is that cities will become increasingly dog-friendly as more of us humans learn to help our dogs become more comfortable and appropriately behaved in public places and situations.


Taking your stressed-out dog somewhere is not particularly fun.

I've certainly been there- hawking over my pup, not being able to be present with others.


In-person dog class is fantastic, important and I highly recommend it. However, training an assistance dog needs to occur in many environments. If your dog can do a "sit" or come to you in dog class, but not listen in a scenario where it might really count, then how valuable is that training for you?


Working Canine Club can stand alone as your foundational dog class, or be a supplement to in-person dog classes. These videos are available around the clock (as long as you have internet) so you can review the material at your convenience. 

Does this resonate with you?


dog training videos

Whether you're planning on buying or adopting a dog soon, or you're already living with your furry friend, this course is intended to build a foundation with basic commands and work up to confident public outings. 
If you think your pup has a potential future as an assistance dog, this is the place to start.

We are here to help you become a better communicator with your dog. We help you do the work in the beginning, so you can have a better long-term relationship. 

Many people love their dog so much and want to share their awesomeness with those around them.

Our foundations course helps you prepare your human-dog team to be out of in public, and if you desire, pass the Public Access Test to certify your critter as an assistance dog. 

how it works:

1. join the club

Choose the Working Canine Club's Foundations Course video series.

2. Start Training

Access your videos on whatever device, wherever you have internet

3. Experience confidence

Walk through the farmer's market with ease as children pet your dog's head


What people are saying:

Laura T. 

Emerald is excellent with dogs. I couldn't speak more highly of him. He has worked with our two dogs, ages 2.5 years and 7 months. He brought his background of dog training and his caring attitude into working with our dogs and I couldn't be happier.

Chelsea, M.

Emerald is extremely loving, professional and skilled when it comes to caring for and training dogs. We're really grateful for his service and continue to use the course regularly now.

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