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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Details About DSU

Does DSU Only Offer Dog Sport Courses

Dog Sport University does focus on all things dog sports, such as agility, barn hunt, CDSP, competition obedience, disc dog, rally obedience, tracking, treibball and tricks.

Are you looking for help with good manner training? Maybe you have a new puppy or your dog just needs help in the manners department. We've got just the thing! Our sister site, Family Dog University is devoted to helping your dog become the best canine companion possible. FDU offers two tracks: puppy training and dog training, and offers a variety of different programs to choose from. Go check Family Dog Unviersity out!

Perhaps you were looking for Scent Work or Nose Work training? Don't fret, we have a solution for that too. Our sister site Scent Work University has a laser-focus on all things Scent Work, whether for recreation or competition. SWU offers a variety of different online courses, seminars and webinars, as well as a popular blog and podcast. Go give Scent Work University a look, you will be happy you did.

Course Details

How Long Are the Courses?
Our courses range from a single topic with several modules, to 2, 4 and 6-week progressive courses. All participants will have access to the course materials and course-specific forum for 1-year. For our progressive courses, Students are urged to follow along week-to-week, whereas Auditors and Watchers are welcome to access the materials and work on the exercises when it works best for their schedule.

Enrollment and Requirements

What Is the Difference Between Students, Auditors and Watchers?

Great question! The Student enrollment level is the most intensive, with participants required to complete and submit homework assignments and video submissions and will participate in regular chat sessions with the instructor. Students will also have full-access to the course-specific forum.

The Auditor enrollment level is the perfect intermediary. These participants do not need to submit homework or videos. However, Auditors do have full-access to the course material. While Auditors do not participate in the chat sessions with the instructor, they can receive feedback from other participants as well as the instructor on the course-specific forum.

Watcher enrollment is a perfect choice for handlers who are extremely busy and want to learn on their own and at their own pace. Watchers will have full-access to all the course material and may view the course-specific forum, but are not permitted to post any questions, videos or replies.

Certificates and CEUs

Will I Receive a Certificate of Completion?
Yes! If you complete the course as a Student, you may submit a Request for Certificate of Completion and we will issue the same to you as soon as possible.

Need Additional Help

May I Receive In-Person Help?
DSU focuses on providing online dog training, however you are always welcome to reach out to the instructors to see if they would be available to offer in-person services. This is crucially important if you were looking for assistance with more serious behavioral issues such as reactivityaggression or separation anxiety. These issues need to be addressed in-person so that your trainer may effectively develop a training plan and behavior modification program. Go here to reach the DSU instructors directly.

Course, Seminar and Webinar Suggestions

What if I Have a Suggestion for a Topic?
Fabulous, we would love to hear from you! Please submit any course ideas or suggestions to feedback@dogsportuniversity.com. As a "Thank You", we will send you a $25.00 gift certificate that you may use toward any of our online courses, seminars or webinars.