Service Dog Public Access Test

This video shows an example of the Public Access Test. All service animals should be held to a very high standard when working out in public.

Here is the link for the PUBLIC ACCESS SCORING FORM:





Service Dog Vest:
Service Dog Rights Cards:
Service Dog Patches (Do Not Pet):
Service Dog ID Tags:
Service Dog Leash:

Top Dog Professional Training was founded in 2005 by Adam Gibson. Since then we’ve trained over 3000 dogs including Police K9’s, Service Dogs (Diabetic Alert Dogs, Mobility Assistance Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs), and every breed from poodle puppies to pit bulls.

Our facility is located just outside of Fort Worth, Texas in the small town of Joshua (sandwiched between Burleson and Cleburne). We serve the entire DFW metroplex, and even have clients come in from surrounding states. We no longer train police K9’s but still specialize in service dogs for those with medical needs.

The training we offer is designed to help you have the relationship you’ve dreamed about with your dog. Our straightforward and easy to understand methods can assist with problem behaviors such as aggression, fear, over excitement, jumping, licking, biting, chewing, etc. and of course we also offer obedience training to teach your dog to do exactly what you say, when you say it.

Our programs are available through group classes, private one on one training, day training, and board and train. We also offer a balanced and structured doggy daycare at our facility to provide a safe outlet for your dog to exercise and socialize.

If you have any other questions or just want some more information please visit our website.


  1. Ur Fren on March 24, 2022 at 8:09 am

    I cant wait to get my SD, applying to a nearby program tomorrow!

  2. Nickolas Beam on March 24, 2022 at 8:10 am

    I want a PSD so bad…

  3. Hitech on March 24, 2022 at 8:10 am

    St. Charles shopping mall?

  4. DOGWOMAN55 on March 24, 2022 at 8:11 am

    It seems that quite a bit physical manipulation and leash tension was used to control the dog. Is using treats durning a test allowed?

  5. My dogs and I on March 24, 2022 at 8:14 am

    That test is fine and dandy for most people using a dog for mental conditions but for people using them for physical needs such as mobility assist cannot have a dog doing that much sitting automatically and we do not teach them to sit because we need them to not be sitting all the time as it affects our balance and how the dog works with us. I am a certified PAT evaluator and service dog trainer and wanted to clarify this.

  6. Shirley Fryer on March 24, 2022 at 8:14 am

    I want my Yorkie to be with me at all times
    She calms my anxiety

  7. Avis White on March 24, 2022 at 8:15 am

    What a good dog! So calm and well-behaved!

  8. Richard M on March 24, 2022 at 8:15 am

    My service dog is a Pomeranian, she will pass all the test except the kids coming near her, when she was 3 years old a little boy around 4 years thought it was funny to come running at her and kicked her in the ribs and fractured 2 of her ribs, since that day she wants nothing to do with kids, she would see them and keep calm unless they start running or come very near, we haven’t been able to make her like kids again!

  9. Kittyslyfox on March 24, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Well my old lady definetly passed this test with flying colors😂 only thing she can’t due not because she can’t but simply because it’s not possible for her is loading in and out of the car without help as I have a large vehicle and she is a very small dog. I do have her trained alternately for seating she knows to go to the passenger side until I give her the command to come and sit on my lap for driving which she lays down beautifully. My mom was the one who taught her this before I could drive but I taught her the passenger seat command amoung a bunch of new ones 😄 14 years old and I’m still doing light training with her. I’ve had a few accidents where I didn’t realize how close to the passenger door she was when I was getting her out and she’s rolled out the door literally but was in her vest so she was fine just startled. This an error on my end not hers so I was more aware of this in the future and do a slower open to let her know the door is opening and move away from the door since she likes to make sure I’m ok and will look out the window but they are tinted so I can’t see in very well 😖

  10. Acolyte Troy vance on March 24, 2022 at 8:20 am

    My SD started lying down when we stop. He used to sit. He is really weird.

  11. Chris Hayworth on March 24, 2022 at 8:23 am

    One of the most amazing things I’ve done is train my own dog. She wasn’t quite perfect, but she still passed the test first time. Feel free to ask questions, if I know the answer I’ll tell you.

  12. Casey Martinez on March 24, 2022 at 8:24 am

    This is soooo helpful

  13. Avery B on March 24, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Why am I watching this????

  14. Sassy D on March 24, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Good baby I was asked do i want one i think im ready to try

  15. Elizabeth Givens on March 24, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Are you kidding me? Let the dog out of the car off leash with no harness on?! Put the harness on outside of the car? That is absolutely absurd

  16. Dr. Michael Commini aka Dr. See on March 24, 2022 at 8:27 am

    This video is misleading. The law does not require certification- in fact, it states plainly certification is not required. Therefore, a public access test is not required. However, for those of us who have self-trained our dogs, this video gives us a level of training we should strive to attain if possible.

  17. Angie Barratt on March 24, 2022 at 8:29 am

    The last 2 days I’ve been running into fake service dogs yesterday a fake service dog went to bit my working service dog and today there was two fake dogs in pram one dog kept barking at mine and the owner fretten to bash me

  18. ⭕〰️paws at your service〰️⭕ on March 24, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Hi is this a cockapoo

  19. ChristanPrincecantpronounce bound Saidmynameis BOND on March 24, 2022 at 8:31 am

    No did not enjoy it at all! So cruel with the food! Wth even the handler would eat anything in their way but the dog should suffer! The dog being amazing has nothing to do with you really or the handler its just the dog being amazing! But not letting it taste food or giving it water when waiting in a restaurant is cruel!

  20. Melissa Payne on March 24, 2022 at 8:31 am

    I’ve been working with our new standard poodle (13 weeks old) with intention to train him as a diabetic service dog for hubby. Trying to afford a fully trained dog is out of the question! Thank you for providing what is looked for.

  21. Jennifer Harper on March 24, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Extremely usefull.

  22. PurpleOtakuBB on March 24, 2022 at 8:36 am

    *when the service dog can resist the food temptation.*

    me: how do you do that-

  23. Kate Gordon on March 24, 2022 at 8:36 am

    This looks like ghr Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga, NY.

  24. Lee Torres on March 24, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Thank you so much!

  25. k! on March 24, 2022 at 8:38 am

    I have to teach my dog this… he’s 6 months so hes still learning lol sd in training

  26. Ray Adorjan on March 24, 2022 at 8:38 am

    Theres always a swisher packet on the ground somewhere in america

  27. adam christner on March 24, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Now since u said it’s ok for a person to pet ur dog and what if he does snap and bites that’s person u will be liable I always tell people no u can’t pet my service dog he’s on duty and he does bite sometimes so I don’t have to worry bout him biting anybody bc he is my protector also

  28. Dusk Wolf on March 24, 2022 at 8:39 am

    This is what I need. To train my dog to be a service dog.

  29. Shawn Roberts on March 24, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Once you see a true service dog at work (a wonderful thing to see) spotting a fake is easy as pie.

  30. Avis White on March 24, 2022 at 8:42 am

    I know I should not distract service dogs so I only take a quick and secret peek from behind. They are adorable and smart.

  31. Suzy Ra on March 24, 2022 at 8:42 am

    I need help with this i try to walk with my dog i really your advice

  32. AlexReborn on March 24, 2022 at 8:44 am

    I have covid and will need service dog upon release. In hospital for about a month . need so much help from medical to mobility, but no-one seems to have answers. I am so scared not being able function at home. Where can I find help?

  33. Maggie The Druid on March 24, 2022 at 8:45 am

    My rescue would be great until it came to being pet and leash free walking. I’m so proud of his progress!
    He was an out of control nutjob when I got him.
    My current service dog is getting ready to retire but unfortunately I don’t think rescue will be happy doing service dog work even if he does get to the point he COULD do it so I’ll just have to become a hermit for a bit if I dont have one ready by my SDs retirement.

  34. Taric Alani on March 24, 2022 at 8:46 am

    This is virtually identical to the test for the AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (Urban CGC or simply CGCU).

  35. My Mother’s Daughter on March 24, 2022 at 8:50 am

    To all the ppl wanting registration. Please prove your kids are yours everywhere you go. Would help with kidnappings. How about us having to prove citizenship everywhere we go

  36. Jon BERTOCCHI on March 24, 2022 at 8:53 am

    You should make a video of people with fake service dogs which seems to be very popular.

  37. Denotra Valentine on March 24, 2022 at 8:53 am

    I want this dog.

  38. Rob T on March 24, 2022 at 8:53 am

    good stuff thanks for the video

  39. The Baddies on March 24, 2022 at 8:53 am

    This dog is so smart!

  40. Grace Gerle on March 24, 2022 at 8:53 am

    How do you train for theses public situations if you can’t go in until you pass the test?

  41. Dope Dog on March 24, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Nice video 😍

  42. Kutanra on March 24, 2022 at 8:54 am

    My dog would ace this test on all but two very important points. He doesn’t want dogs anywhere near him and wants to get as close to people as possible. It’s a shame as he naturally does the tasks I need for anxiety and I would benefit massively

  43. idiot_142 on March 24, 2022 at 8:57 am

    My service dog is a bit older because I have been recently diagnosed with extremely bad scocial enxiety and hes almost got the alert fully down but he still need to know how to not get distracted by food

  44. Carlety Miller on March 24, 2022 at 8:57 am

    How much does a diabetic alret dog cost ?

  45. Queli Kingz on March 24, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Why is it such a big issue for my dog to be petted if she’s doing her job correctly and it doesn’t interfere with her task?

  46. Rain Wentz on March 24, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Actually during the part where he said “service dogs should never be off leash” that isn’t actually correct. Service dogs legally don’t have to where a leash if it interrupts one of the service dog tasks.

  47. Alexander Fragueiro on March 24, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Is it right to do the test with a tool like the leash or a promp collar when you are asking the dog to do a command? I ask because in almost every time the dogs sits the handler is pulling the leash, I can’t tell if the dog is using a promp collar or not, and I’m not against using this tool to train or correct a dog, but in real life escenario we should test the obiedence of the dog without this pressure. Because the only thing I have seen in this video is a dog that knows how to behave in public with the promp collar, not real obidience or actually a real service for a disable person.

    Sorry if I sound a lil bit rude, is a good dog, but I can’t see "The Service" and if you have to use a promp collar the whole time and have to pick the leash 3 seconds after you drop it, then the test should be harder for the handler.

  48. Megan Watt on March 24, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Excellent Job with all the commands, and behaviors….I was highly impressed!!!

  49. HappyHermitCrabs on March 24, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Can you use treats in this test or is it sans treat?

  50. Desiree Mayfield on March 24, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Just got my dog as I didn’t have enough money to professionally train I decided to train him for me by myself so thank you. He’s really goood but he definitely has a-lot to go. I am really going to need him. My mom will be kicking me out once he’s able to be in public areas lol.

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