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Proofing behaviors from home (COVID-19 series)

Proofing behaviors from home (COVID-19 series)

One of the questions we've been getting a lot of is how to proof our service dog's behaviors around distractions when we can't go into public for training. But, there's actually A LOT you can do for proofing right from home. In fact, you should be doing these proofing...

Top mistakes owner trainers make

Top mistakes owner trainers make

This video is all about the top mistakes I see owner trainers make over and over again. See, I’ve been working with owner trainers, both online and in-person, for years, and there’s no reason you have to make these same mistakes too. Registration for the academy is...

Balancing public outings with adolescence

Balancing public outings with adolescence

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....

Where to start?

Where to start?

Introduction: Advanced Beginnings When it comes to getting your service dog started off the right foot, there is a concept I learned during a five day training seminar with the amazing trainers at Service Dogs Inc in Texas, called Advanced Beginnings. What this...

Choosing a service dog.

Choosing a service dog.

Finding a potential service dog is like finding candidates for a job opening, and choosing the right candidate is one of the most important decisions you will make on your service dog training journey.  "Job description:  Seeking dogs interested in being a service...