It’s always exciting when a service dog team transitions from “in training” to working independently. However, as trainers know, service dogs are
People with disabilities have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Both dogs and handlers have been more isolated and are likely
Service dogs need to behave calmly in restaurants, in supermarkets, on public transportation and in various other complex environments. They need to
Working with a service dog in a small space is challenging. Store aisles can have objects and food on low shelves that are tempting for a dog to
What do checking in with their owner, waiting at curbs, and lying down while their owner waits in line have in common? These are all examples of
The holiday season can bring special joy but also some unique challenges for owner-trainers. Holiday parties and family gatherings can be difficult
Usually, the idea of public access training for a service dog brings to mind taking a dog in training out to a public location like a shop or café.
I don't know anyone who really loves flying. There is a lot of hassle. Bags, packing, crowds, confusing parking, security screenings and the list goes