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Are you worried that Service Dog Academy is some fly by night organization and are wondering if real people could give your their real opinions on what the classes are like. Nows your chance to see some interviews with former students about their experiences with the 4 Day Intensive Medical Alert Dog Class in this new testimonial video.

How To Not Get Fired When Asking An Employer To Allow A Service Dog In Training At Work

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Liame and Jasper In My Work Cubical When I Worked As A Graphic Artist In 2008

This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video is actually a flashback to 2013 when the video series was called Q&A Tuesday. The question comes from Ardis in Washington State. Ardis wants to train her own dog for service work but is confused how she can get her untrained puppy into her work environment without being fired for brining in an untrained dog. Listen to Mary McNeight share the tips and tricks she used to get her employer to allow her to bring an 3 month old puppy into her job as a graphic artist. She even got her employer to allow her to bring her retiring service dog in at the same time.

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Liame and Jasper At Work In 2008

See what this certified professional, award winning dog trainer that now lives in the Midwest near St. Louis Missouri and Chicago Illinois has to say about this common sticky situation in this weeks flasback Medical Alert Dog Monday YouTube video!

If you would like to hear more of Mary’s tips on how you can manage a puppy in a work environment without getting fired, you can book a SKYPE appointment online to work with her one on one to help you deal with this difficult situation.

Now that you know some of Mary’s tips and tricks about how to bring a puppy in training into your work environment do you have any of your own? Leave a comment below to have your trick shared with the service dog in training community.

Should Your Service Dog Greet Random Dogs On The Street

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What does your dogs rear end have to do with greeting other dogs?

This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from Fisher from Peoria Illinois. Fisher is training his dog for medical alert work in a big city and wants to know if he should allow his service dog in training to greet other dogs he meets on the street. Im sure this is a question you have had yourself if you have ever walked on any large city street with a service dog at your side. See what this certified professional, award winning dog trainer that now lives in the Midwest near St. Louis Missouri and Chicago Illinois has to say about this common question in this weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday YouTube video!

Now that you know Mary’s opinion about service dogs and service dogs in training greeting random dogs on the street, do you think you will be comfortable allowing your dog to greet a dog you do not know? Leave a comment below to have your opinion heard.

Can Pit Bulls Be Trained As Service Dogs For Diabetes Alert

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Malla, a pit bull, was trained for diabetic alert using our Medical Alert Dog Training Classes

This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from Piper from Independence Missouri. Piper wants to train her dog for migraine alert. Piper wants to get a pit bull to train as her migraine alert dog but wants to know if I think its a good idea to to chose this type of dog for service work. See what this certified professional, award winning dog trainer that now lives in the Midwest near St. Louis Missouri and Chicago Illinois has to say about this controversial question in this weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday YouTube video!

If you want to know more about what a migraine alert dog could do for you, take at look at our article and youtube video about migraine alert dogs. Now that you know Mary’s highly controversial opinion utilizing pit bulls as service dogs, will you reconsider what type of dog you might get to train as your own migraine alert dog? Leave a comment below to have your opinion heard.

What Age Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Dog

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Leonard and Luke, two intact male service dogs who live at the home of Mary McNeight without any behavioral problems.

This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from Conrad from Cedar Rapids Iowa. Conrad wants to train his dog for narcolepsy alert. His puppy is only 5 months old and he is getting flack for not having his dog neutered yet. Conrad wants to know at what age he should neuter his small pup. He’s asked his vet, his friends and search the internet and found conflicting information. See what this certified professional, award winning dog trainer that now lives in the Midwest near St. Louis Missouri has to say about this controversial question in this weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday YouTube video!

Now that you know Mary’s highly controversial opinion about Spaying or Neutering your dog, will you reconsider the age at which you elect to give your dog this surgery? Leave a comment below to have your opinion heard.

FMLA Leave And Medical Alert Service Dog Training

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Students at a recent Service Dog Academy Medical Alert Dog Class

This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from Lincoln from Springfield Missouri. Lincoln wants to train his dog for medical alert work but is unsure his employer will give him permission to get the time off from his job necessary to do so. Lincoln wants to use the FMLA leave program to obtain time off from work to attend our medical alert dog training classes and wants to know if anyone has successfully done so. In this video you will also find out how the secret how our students was able to use FMLA leave to train her dog to alert to AFib (atrial fibrillation) using the online video program Diabetic Alert Dog University. See what this certified professional, award winning dog trainer that now lives in the Midwest near St. Louis Missouri has to say about this question in this weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday YouTube video!

Now that you know that training your dog for service work might be covered under the FMLA Leave Act, will that make you more likely to want to train one? If so, why or why not?

CarpeLiame

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On Thursday June 3rd I found out that Liame, my service dog of 8 years, the dog that inspired the creation of this business, has an incredibly aggressive form of kidney cancer and has days to weeks to live. I will be shutting down the operations of Service Dog Academy to focus on his care, comfort and happiness with the time he has left on this earth. Please pray for us during this difficult time.

Our dogs do so much to light up our lives, its time we give some of that happiness back to them in the short time they have with us. I want to encourage you to share on facebook, twitter, a comment on the blog or in an email to me how you will personally make your dogs day a better one. More treats, more walks, more snuggles, more kongs. #CarpeLiame the day and make #TodayTheBestDayEver for your dog.

Feeding A Medical Alert Dog Human Food As Training Treats

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Luke and Leonard learning to ignore human food placed at nose level at the St. Louis Missouri Six Flags Over Mid America.

This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from a commenter on the website with the user name KinkyBear. KinkyBear is training her own medical alert dog and wants to know if she can feed her dog human food. KinkyBear didnt say whether or not she was only giving her dog human food during training or if she is scraping her left overs from her meals into her dogs food bowl so in this video so to be as helpful as possible with my free advice I will address both situations. See what this certified professional, award winning dog trainer that now lives in the Midwest near St. Louis Missouri has to say about this question in this weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday YouTube video!

Have you given your dog human food? Has it resulted in your dog displaying negative behaviors in your household or out in public? If so, what were they?

Multiple Multi Dog Households and Diabetic Alert Puppy Training At Home

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This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from Gretchen from Tacoma. Gretchen has a daughter with a seizures and has a older great dane. Gretchen had her older Dane professionally trained but is noticing some normal changes that sometimes come with old age (like not wanting to be around unfamiliar, young, whipper snapper puppies). Gretchen wants to know if she can train her own dog with another dog in the household and also wants to know if the young dog would take on the personality and behaviors of the older dog. Interesting dilemma eh? See what this certified professional, award winning dog trainer has to say about this question in this weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday YouTube video!

Have you thought about training a medical alert dog but were worried the other dogs in the household would cause problems? Now that you have seen the video, were your assumptions correct?

Medical Alert Dog Trained for Psychiatric Service or Emotional Support

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This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from Service Dog Academy’s Blog. A student from Tallahassee Florida left a comment asking if a medical alert dog trained for diabetic alert could also be trained for psychiatric service or even emotional support. This is a very pertinent question giving the fact that people with chronic life alerting conditions with no cures have a tendency to experience anxiety and depression. Can you guess what my answer is going to be? Watch this weeks video to see if your medical alert dog can also be trained to provide psychiatric service dog tasks for emotional support and general wellbeing.

So, we know that just having a dog can improve your emotional and psychiatric health but what do you think about specifically training your dog to help you through the tough days? Leave a comment below, Id love to hear your opinion.

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