WANTED: Service Dog Trainers & Assistants!

Comfort Corner: Pickle!

By Marilyn Davis My 16-month-old golden retriever, Pickle, has not gotten my memo about my plans for her future as a therapy dog. I’ve had other certified therapy dogs –  goldens – who met the brief: “Velcro” affection applied liberally to everyone they meet. Pickle, however, so far, does

Comfort Corner | New Generations

A therapy dog/human partnership is special. Can we carry on with another when our dog becomes too old for therapy visits? Yes, because succeeding generations learn from the ones before them. As Therapy Dog Program Manager Barbara McKown relates, when she got Gill (3), her therapy dog Bailey (8) was�

Your Vote WILL Count | Purina Impact Award

Purina Dog Chow is currently running a Visible Impact Award Contest for US veterans who are matched with service dogs trained to mitigate their partner’s Post Traumatic Stress. The field was narrowed down this past July to only five national finalists and our newest service dog team, Sondra and Bo

Facility Dogs in Transition Training

In addition to our three Service Dogs in Training, Mac, Sundance, and Wilson, we currently have five Facility Dog Teams in transition training. Three teams are Pawsitive Teams career change dogs, and two teams are personally-owned dogs going through our new Facility Dog Academy. Here they are! Bear