I was embarrassed as a dog trainer that people within our profession can be so small minded. Here is someone, in desperate need of a service dog and help getting that dog to be able to save their life one day and we are worried about changing up a couple words that will make life simpler for them? More so I was ashamed as a human. … More I question humanity at times.
I often get asked how can you tell if a dog is really a service dog? Can that 4 lb Chihuahua really be helping someone or do they just want their dog with them everywhere they go? One identifier is the behavior of the dog. A professionally trained service dog will behave accordingly, they will not be … More Service dogs and proper public behavior
As another week is wrapping itself up, I would like to take a moment and talk about rescue dog’s and some issues you may encounter when opening your home and heart to one. This week I received a phone call from a couple, they recently acquired a chihuahua that had some issues. The dog had … More Rescued from a good home – an oxymoron or some hidden truth?