- A PSD dog is trained for a specific person with specific psychological deficits and forms an inseparable human/animal partner team with this person
- The psychological need of the dog for a specific person must be documented in writing by a psychotherapist, psychiatrist or doctor as a prerequisite for PSD training by ESAeurope and PSD certification
- The PSD training is aimed at creating the conditions for a specific person to travel with their dog without problems and to meet the specific requirements of airlines
- The standards published by the US Department of Transport is the current starting point for ESAeurope’s PSD training and the associated certification of EURO-DOGS.EU
- Additional conditions imposed by airlines or airline cooperations may be included in the training program and certification on a case-by-case basis.
- Completion and mastery of a training course with content and tests to be mastered by the client. 13 training sections with more than 90 specific chapters
- Self-training of the dog, related to the specific training contents for the PSD dog. Proof of the trained skills of the dog via created short videos, which are checked, approved or rejected with regard to language, procedure, friendliness, by a licensed assistance dog trainer. The background to this approach is the limited ability of the affected group of people to participate in conventional forms of training. This is clearly explained and justified in the US DoT Standards
- Preparation of an individual task list of the PSD dog for its owner, which is worked out together with the EURO-DOGS.eu dog trainer and the involved doctor or psychotherapist and implemented in terms of training.
In addition to the above-mentioned content requirements and skills, a framework time schedule for training and theoretical study must be set and taken into account as part of the training. The minimum time required by EURO-DOGS.eu is 150 hours over a period of at least 6 months, which you must plan for the training of your dog. A corresponding protocol must be submitted before certification.
What we do
PSD Training Center
Our dog school focuses entirely on the training of PSD dogs (currently according to USDoT Standards), as this training is very specific and takes into account both the training of the dog and the further training of the dog owner with mental impairments.
Licensing + Certification
Every PSD dog training within the framework of EURO-DOGS.eu follows a specific training program and meets elaborated special criteria for humans and dogs. Only when all defined criteria have been met in full can the training be certified.
Promote bonding + relationship
In addition to the pure skill training of the dog, specially adapted to the requirements of globally active airlines with regard to safety and hygiene, a primary goal of ESAeurope and EURO-DOG.eu is to promote the existing bond and relationship between specific dogs and humans and to make it more stable.
Human / Dog Partner Team
EURO-DOG.eu’s approach is not to teach the PSD dog specific skills, but to train the complete human/animal partner team, with all psychologically related individual limitations, so that the team’s travel is fundamentally safe and reliable.
We strengthen people and their support dogs
We are EURO-DOGS.eu, a functioning association of psychotherapists and specialized dog trainers from assistance and therapy dog training
We control the dog’s level of training and the human’s ability to understand his dog in the best possible way.
Eurodogs as a training platform shows and supports mentally ill people how to train and encourage their dog. Situations of daily life, undertakings, fun and joy are practiced – this security often leads to symptom relief
Euro-DOGS.eu and PSDeurope accompany the training. Videos from daily life give the best insight into how the human / animal / partner team acts and fits together. The videos are the basis for further training steps, such as life-online conversations, webinars, reviews and supervising coaching.
What drives us forward
Mentally impaired people often perceive the world with completely different eyes than normal people do. Mental impairment is highly individual. Extensive studies on the subject of mental illnesses and limitations have clearly proven the positive influence of animals, especially dogs, on the health of the mentally ill person. With this in mind, we want to help these people to travel with their animals (especially dogs), even if this means taking the animal with them on a plane.
We hope that with our concept (developed by the specialised associations TAT-WAZ and VFBB) we have found a way to convince European airlines that PSD dogs and human/animal partner teams trained by us are an enrichment of the current acceptance profile of potential passengers.