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Training A Diabetic Alert Dog For College and University – When Do You Start To Train Diabetes Alerts – Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Kentucky

2015-12-10T09:22:43+00:00

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] We drove Brayden out to College, along with his buddy Bella, driving away and leaving him there is hard enough as a parent, never mind that he is a diabetic. Without Bella we would have gone crazy with worry, she is the only thing positive for Brayden that has come out of the word diabeties. The Diabetic Alert Dog Training classes were the best investment we ever made They gave my sons story not a happy ending but a happy new beginning, a future You can’t put a price on that, it’s Priceless! Robin from Indianapolis Indiana has a [...]

Training A Diabetic Alert Dog For College and University – When Do You Start To Train Diabetes Alerts – Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Kentucky 2015-12-10T09:22:43+00:00

Advice on Puppy Manners: Taking Treats Nicely

2012-10-23T23:03:37+00:00

It's not a Trick, Just Good Puppy Manners: How to Train your Puppy to Take Treats Nicely Do you have "Jaws" in your home? When you reward your puppy or adult dog with kibble, do they tend to bite the fingers attached to it, too? In this video, Maggie, our very special diabetic alert dog in training and Mary McNeight, CPDT-KA, BGS show you how to get your puppy to lick your fingers to get to her treats instead of chomping at them. In order to promote the best manners in your puppy, you must feed your puppy kibble by hand, [...]

Advice on Puppy Manners: Taking Treats Nicely 2012-10-23T23:03:37+00:00

Pet Puppy Socialization: The Service Dog Way Pt. 2

2012-10-16T06:40:42+00:00

How do you get a fearless dog? By great socialization training, of course! Socialization is a not only a key component of a well-behaved service dog, it's important for pet dogs, too! In fact, the number one reason dogs end up in shelters is under socialization. Socializing Puppies: The Service Dog Way To show how awesome well-socialized puppies can be, watch how two of our board and train pups, Cooper and Daisy, handle themselves around emergency personnel during a critical stage in their development. Mary McNeight, with the help of fireman Andy from Engine 32, and a bag of treats, proceeded [...]

Pet Puppy Socialization: The Service Dog Way Pt. 2 2012-10-16T06:40:42+00:00

Animal Planet “Dogs 101” Program Fails To Educate Public On Family Dogs Pre Biting Behavior

2012-09-26T17:42:31+00:00

Has anyone seen the cute "Best Family Dog" episode of Dogs 101 on Animal Planet? Cute Labrador Retrievers, Cute Goldens, Cute dogs all around. But did anyone happen to notice the PUGGLE almost BITE the child about 5 minutes into the program? This illustrates how clueless most people are about dog behavior and dogs protracted warning signs (signs dogs give off before they attack/bite). Someone royally failed over in the editing bay on this program. They obviously did not have a dog expert help them edit the show. What does a dog training expert like Mary McNeight, CPDT-KA, CCS, BGS see [...]

Animal Planet “Dogs 101” Program Fails To Educate Public On Family Dogs Pre Biting Behavior 2012-09-26T17:42:31+00:00

Diabetic Alert Dog Television Debut

2012-10-14T13:24:22+00:00

With four trained diabetic alert dogsin the studio audience at the live taping of New Day Northwest, Seattle's local morning talk show featuring musicians, artists, chefs, and other notable newsmakers, it was a relief none of the dogs alerted during Margaret Larson's interviews! Instead, it happened before the cameras started rolling. In the studio audience to support Mary McNeight's appearance promoting the Pacific Northwest's only train-your-own diabetic alert dog program at the Service Dog Academy, Judith began to experience a blood sugar crash. Judith is one of the 25.8 million people in the United States afflicted with diabetes, and has trained [...]

Diabetic Alert Dog Television Debut 2012-10-14T13:24:22+00:00

Anxiety or Hypoglycemia? Know the Signs

2012-10-14T13:15:04+00:00

Shaking, sweating, feeling dizzy, nervous, and confused, not being able to sleep or concentrate, according to the National Institute of Health, are symptoms of clinical anxiety; Nearly 40% of students at The Service Dog Academy who come in to train their pet dog for service work come in for psychiatric or anxiety related symptoms, says Mary McNeight, CPDT-KA owner and head trainer at the West Seattle dog training school. It wasn't until a fateful day during one of the first train your own diabetic alert dog classes that Mary made a connection between hypoglycemia and anxiety, and realizing for many of [...]

Anxiety or Hypoglycemia? Know the Signs 2012-10-14T13:15:04+00:00

Diabetic Alert Program Featured On Komo News and At American Diabetes Association Camp

2012-10-10T14:31:57+00:00

Our hero Ian Sterling from Komo News Radio A trip to The Museum of Flight to check out the B-17 Bomber, Aluminum Overcast, turned fruitful for Mary McNeight, CPDT-KA, CCS, BGS and for KOMO Newsradio. The local news was at the museum, covering the unveiling of the bomber for its limited engagement at the museum. After talking with Mary, Ian Sterling, reporter for Komo Newsradio, became interested in The Service Dog Academy's Diabetic Alert program and the groundbreaking training programs she offers at her dog training school. Sterling recently caught up with Mary and Liame at the West Seattle Dog Training [...]

Diabetic Alert Program Featured On Komo News and At American Diabetes Association Camp 2012-10-10T14:31:57+00:00

Staff Member Enrolls in Basic Obedience, Loves It!

2011-06-10T12:18:32+00:00

Operations Manager Carrie Rubens' Dog Rondo As The Service Dog Academy's operations manager, I spent a good amount of time helping Mary prepare for her classes, stuffing Kongs, getting future students enrolled in the classes, and championing her successful positive reinforcement dog training program. At the end of the day, as staff member at a dog training school / studio, it became apparent that I needed a well-behaved dog to complete the package! I adopted my dog, Rondo, from a shelter only a month prior to our first class. I knew very little about the 4-year-old Manchester Terrier and being a [...]

Staff Member Enrolls in Basic Obedience, Loves It! 2011-06-10T12:18:32+00:00
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