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The Center for the Study of Medical Alert Canines (CMAC): Medical Alert Dog Coaching for Professionals & Research

Science-based and ethical training methods for the
modern service dog trainer

At CMAC, we are committed to supporting education and fostering innovation in the field of medical assistance canine training. Our comprehensive programs empower trainers with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to excel. We embrace cutting-edge research and advancements, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Join us on the forefront of education and innovation, as we continue to transform the lives of individuals and their four-legged companions through our pioneering approach.

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Transforming Service Dog Training: Expert Consultation for Service Dog Programs

CMAC provides consultations for service dog organizations and trainers, offering invaluable guidance to establish, develop, and enhance service dog programs. Our tailored approach empowers organizations and trainers with the knowledge, resources, and strategies needed to excel in training and supporting service dogs, making a lasting impact on the lives of individuals in need.

Become a Certified Medical Alert Service Dog Trainer

CMAC empowers dog trainers to specialize in training service dogs for a range of medical conditions, including diabetes, seizures, migraines, psychiatric disorders, etc. Our comprehensive programs provide the necessary expertise, techniques, and resources to effectively train dogs to assist individuals with specific medical needs, making a meaningful difference in their lives.

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Advancing Knowledge: Pioneering Research on Medical Assistance Canines

CMAC actively engages in research projects at the forefront of medical assistance canine studies. Collaborating with leading experts and institutions, we drive innovation, explore new methodologies, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Our involvement in research projects ensures that our programs and services remain at the cutting edge of medical assistance canine training and development.

Join our upcoming classes at the Center for the Study of Medical Alert Canines (CMAC) and elevate your expertise as a professional dog trainer.


Our advanced programs are designed for experienced trainers, providing cutting-edge techniques and knowledge to specialize in training medical alert service dogs. Enhance your skills, make a significant impact, and become part of a community dedicated to transforming lives through innovative and ethical training methods.

Our comprehensive programs will equip you with cutting-edge techniques and methodologies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of service dog training.


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"The CMAC program has far exceeded my expectations, and I would not hesitate in recommending them. Their live curriculum delivery fosters a positive and engaging learning experience within a supportive environment. I have thoroughly enjoyed connecting, sharing, laughing, and learning alongside my classmates and various industry professionals. Jennifer Cattet and her staff instill knowledge as well as confidence in their students through patience, encouragement, and a high standard of instruction. The experience has been instrumental in my journey toward humane, evidence-based service dog training, and I will continue to invest in CMAC's mentorship and educational opportunities."

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Jacquie Erickson


Selecting and Training Your Service Dog: 

How to Succeed in Public Access Work

In Jennifer Cattet's new book, "Succeeding in Public Access Work," discover the beauty of a well-trained service dog and handler working together harmoniously in public spaces. This comprehensive guide provides reward-based training techniques to help dogs succeed in public areas. Addressing the controversies surrounding untrained service dogs, Jennifer prepares you and your canine companion to meet the rigorous standards of the Public Access Test. Delve into essential topics such as the acquisition and training process, working with shelter dogs, legal rights, and interacting with the public. Gain the knowledge and skills to navigate the world of service dogs confidently.

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6120 Allisonville Rd

Indianapolis IN 46220

United States

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