Welcome to the CSDA Handler Website. This website contains all of the materials that you will need to be able to progress through your time as a Handler with CSDA. If you have any questions please use your appropriate distribution list to communicate with CSDA so all items can be tracked and logged.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Group classes have resumed. Class sizes are no longer limited. Masks are suggested for vaccinated individuals and required for unvaccinated individuals. For your safety, all CSDA staff are fully vaccinated. Social distancing of 6 feet or more is a requirement. Sanitizing is still recommended and supplies to sanitize hands and equipment are available at all trainings.
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Group Training Schedules
All training notices will be posted here as they become available.
May 2nd and 3rd 2022: ADI training sessions. These trainings will be OBSERVED by outside accreditors from Assistance Dogs International (ADI) as part of CSDA's accreditation process. Please feel free to attend these trainings if you are comfortable.
June 1st 2022: Girl Scout Training. We have partnered with a local Girl Scout troop to provide a child-based training session that will give dogs the opportunity to interact with children of various ages.
Wave 3 Update: Please feel free to attend any training listed on the schedule above. You can also schedule private or virtual training sessions!
WAVE 4 GRADUATION: Wave 4's Graduation is currently scheduled for August of 2022. To be included in Graduation, be sure to keep up on your training and ask if you have any questions.
Visalia Rawhide Partnership
Valley Strong Ballpark, home of the Visalia Rawhide, is partnering with California Service Dog Academy to open the first dog park in a baseball stadium in the US, Sentinel Dog Park. CSDA has sponsored the park in honor of all past and present military service men and women. With this partnership, service dogs in training, service dogs, and pet dogs will be welcome at all games. CSDA is inviting clients who would like to attend a game to reach out to us to reserve a ticket for any game. Tickets are limited so if you are interested, please email email@example.com. Tickets for opening day and all other games are available for purchase at the following link and at the box office at the stadium.
Service Dog Tasks
These resources are available for emergency use. To ensure your dog's health, get them regular vet check-ups! Please familiarize yourself with our emergency procedures before there is an emergency. Check back here regularly for updates.
Please always contact CSDA staff in the event of an emergency.
Tulare-Kings Emergency Vet |240 W. Mineral King Ave, Visalia | (559) 739-7054
Non-Emergency Recommended Vet:
Companion Animal Medical Center | 5229 W. Walnut Ave, Visalia | (550) 625-9920
See an emergency vet if any of the following occur:
Seizures and/or staggering
Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg/s
Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
Heat stress or heatstroke
Refusal to eat or drink for 24 hours or more.
Severe vomiting or diarrhea–more than 2 episodes in a 24-hour period, or either of these combined with obvious illness or any of the other problems listed here
Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop within 5 minutes
Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging
Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine
Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool
Injuries to the dog's eye/s
If you suspect or know the dog has eaten something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
Winter Safety Tips
Quick Resources for Summer
Fourth of July Safety
First Aid Information
Signs of a Sick Dog
AVMA Pet Care
When Is It An Emergency?
Dog Basics and Care
Here are some quick references on caring for your dog. Please always refer to the CSDA Handler Manual for a complete list of instructions and recommendations.
Animal Care Guidelines
Responsible Pet Ownership
Handler Training Guide
Quick Links- Pet Care Resources
CSDA Handler Manuals and Processes
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