Child Handlers

Children between the ages of 12 and 18 may only train a dog if:

  • both the child and their parent, guardian or supervising adult are members of CDODC;
  • a parent, guardian or supervising adult signs a Parental Agreement Form;
  • a parent, guardian or supervising adult attends class with the child at all times; and
  • if deemed necessary, after completing an assessment to determine the suitability of the size and temperament of the dog in relation to the size and age of the child. The assessment will be conducted by a panel of two CDODC officers whose decision is final.