This live was inspired by a question one of my academy members had on a recent Q&A. She wanted to know how to handle public outings and public access training while dealing with unpredictable adolescent behavior. See, somedays her adolescent SDiT is brilliant.

He’s super focused, easily engaged. Other days he’s super distractible. And she doesn’t always know when dog she has.

And I knew instantly what she meant, Leo is also in the middle of that adolescent period and most days he’s super great, but some days it’s like we’ve never trained a day in his life.

So here are some tips for public outings and adolescent service dogs in training.