Category: Service Dogs

“Chirp” – not a bird

Norma’s puppies that were born March 19th, have all gone to their new homes… except one. All the puppies received Springtime names like Blossom, Robin, Tadpole and Rain. Puppy Chirp remains unspoken for at this time. I am surprised I didn’t post this image… Continue Reading ““Chirp” – not a bird”

Service Dog Training – Harvey

Here are a couple of videos of Harvey, a Golden Retriever we are currently training. These clips were filmed during public access training in a large department store. The first one includes the dropping the leash exercise. The second clip shows negotiating difficult stairs… Continue Reading “Service Dog Training – Harvey”

Service Dog T.E.A.C.H. Course

In the past I have posted videos of dogs we had in for our Custom Training. Here is one of those videos: Along with our Custom Service Dog Training, we offer a program referred to as T.E.A.C.H. (Train & Educate A Canine Helper.) It’s… Continue Reading “Service Dog T.E.A.C.H. Course”

Guarding Breeds as Service Dogs

On occasion I receive an inquiry from someone who is interested in one of the guarding breeds as her future Service Dog.  Guardian breeds, like the Great Pyrenees, Mastiff, Anatolian Shepherd or Kuvasz are quite different from most other breeds that are designed to… Continue Reading “Guarding Breeds as Service Dogs”

Service Dog Bentley – Home Manners

BENTLEY – Service Dog In Training

This is Bentley. He’s a young, male Labrador Retriever. This video shows him working during a public outing in a large home-improvement store that is filled with sounds, people, and lots of scents. We think he handled the environment quite well.

Puppies & CHICKEN Wings

This post is mostly designed for the folks who will be coming to pick up their new puppies in under two weeks. The puppies are now 6.5 weeks old. They are eating solid foods, their mama has begun to wean them, and we’ve introduced… Continue Reading “Puppies & CHICKEN Wings”

Out-Takes

In my recent post of the four week old puppies (SMILE!) I eluded to the fact that taking photos of baby puppies can be quite a challenge. I was not exaggerating when I wrote that I took 3,224 photos as we tried to capture… Continue Reading “Out-Takes”

SMILE!

These puppies were born on Christmas Day. They are four weeks old in these photos. Of course, they received holiday inspired puppy names. Really? Does it come any more delicious? Some of them even smiled for the camera! While, others showed their more serious… Continue Reading “SMILE!”

Twenty-One Days

Blind. Deaf. Unable to thermoregulate. Puppies are born into this world with a powerful sense of smell and an even stronger instinct to use it to find their mother. There is nothing that drives them more than to seek warmth and nutrition from that… Continue Reading “Twenty-One Days”