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Training courses
A Non Profit Project of VFBB

EURO-DOGS.eu trains assistance dogs and service dogs and certifies them to human/animal/partner teams. Certification is granted for three years and then subject to review.

Contents + Costs PSD Training Courses

We plan to hold our next PSDeurope training courses in small groups of maximum 2 x 5 human/animal pairs to really meet all requirements.

The training is led by our experienced and competent assistance dog trainers Helga Widder and Stefanie Holzberger in coordination with Burkhard Knapp.

Our training locations are Maria Wörth and Hinterbrühl near Vienna in Austria and Lucerne in Switzerland. Additional training sites are planned.

Course Cost Practical Training:

  • Individual hour € 50 (appointment by appointment)
  • 5 hours package € 225 (dates in consultation)
  • 3 days PSD training course € 390 per block course
  • Examination fee (on site) € 75

When booking a PSDeurope Presence training course, you will also receive automatic access to our theory course.

Individual training + training courses

EURO-DOGS.eu offers in cooperation with PSDeurope, Austria individual training sessions and also periodic presence courses for the training of your dog as an assistance dog, respectively service dog according to US DoT standards.

Individual courses, or private lessons can be booked and held in your area. Please contact us for an individual offer. The corresponding costs consist of travel and lecture hours, whereby the type of classroom instruction is discussed in detail in advance in each individual case.

Training courses are currently held 2x a year (in spring and autumn). The training locations are in Austria (Maria Wörth + Vienna), in Switzerland (Lucerne), in Portugal (Lisbon) as well as in Kata (Bali) and we are working on developing courses in Germany as well.

The training courses are organized as block events, where we estimate 2-3 days each.

Training content includes elements of the PSDeurope training on how to properly practice and create the functional videos in practical training.

Please contact us if you are interested in these courses.


What Drives Us

Our Mission

We want to offer mentally impaired people who rely on their dog’s help to cope with daily life an opportunity to train their dog so that it can be certified as an assistance dog.

In this way, we want to make our contribution to enabling this special group of people to travel with their dog without discrimination. Every person should experience equal opportunity to shape their lives. In doing so, we apply the highest quality standards to the concept and certification. Not only the dog, but also the dog owner is trained.




Are you interested in our courses? Contact us!

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Our Team

Dr. Beate Pottmann-Knapp

Board VFBB – Founding Member – Psychotherapist

Helga Widder

Board TATWAZ – Founding Member – Assistant + Therapy Dog Trainer

Burkhard Knapp

Development, financing, concept,
Dog training