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How Should I Interact With Service Dogs?

In most of these blog posts, I give tips and talk about concepts. Today’s post is a little bit different: it’s a public service announcement about service dogs, from someone who frequently takes service dogs into public with clients. The message I want to convey boils down to this: leave dogs alone when you’re in …


Good Dog: How To Set Specific Expectations

In today’s post, I’d like to talk about our expectations for our dogs. We train a lot of service dogs, but this advice applies to any dog. Many people say that they want their dog to watch over them or their kids. When I ask them what this specifically means, they say that they want …


Lost in Translation: Getting Through to Your New Dog

Right now I’m in Hawaii working with a client, and I wanted to write a post about what I call the translation period. This is something that’s on my mind today because I’m working with a client here who has a new dog. The dog came to them trained, but I need to work with …


A Perfect Match: Why Service Dogs Sometimes Fail

Today I want to write a little about service dog failures.This is something that not many people like to talk about it, and I honestly don’t either. Failure isn’t fun to think about or dwell on—but they do a lot to teach. They’re important lessons that help us to understand what constitutes a good situation …


Dogs Who Serve- Teddy the Sheltie

Service and Therapy Dog Training Teddy is a Sheltie who is one and a half years old. He’s currently training to be an autism service dog; a helper dog who will help a young boy with autism. Teddy was selected for his confidence, drive, intelligence, and intuitiveness. In addition to being trained for public access …


Utah Service Dog Training- Service Dog for Autism

At our service dog company in Salt Lake City we train a variety of service dogs. One of the most fulfilling is training service dogs for children with autism. Parents will ask us for various tasks including finding a child who runs away and helping the child when anxiety or meltdowns occur. We’ll often train …


In Praise of “Boring” Training

In this post, I’d like to share some of my thoughts about how boring dog training is. Now, I don’t mean what you’re probably thinking! Training is my profession, and it’s also been my passion since I was a teenager. I love it. But I’ve had a few experiences recently that helped me realize how …


Understanding Support Animals

It’s come to my attention in recent years that very few people really comprehend the differences between service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support dogs. I have other videos and materials on my website that contain this information, but I didn’t have one piece of content that simply outlined the difference. Since this is a …


Unique Funding Opportunity For Service Dogs

Over the years one of the most frustrating things that I’ve seen in my dog training business is that of a family who wants a service dog but can’t get one.  More often than not the reasons are financial.  If you’ve ever researched service dogs you know they can run on the low end from …

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