A few of you had some interest in the scent wheel I brought into class. I have decided to add an additional bonus to your Diabetic Alert Dog Training Program by providing you with all the information you will need to create yourself a scent wheel. Scent Wheels can increase pavlovian responses and drive to search in your dog. Its also a great way to test whether or not your dog is actually responding to your low blood sugar scent or to the smell of your food. [custom_frame_right shadow="on"] [/custom_frame_right] Supplies You Will Need To Make Your Diabetic Alert Class Scent [...]
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 [...]
Diabetic Alert Dogs from Oregon to Illinois Something incredible happened over Labor Day Weekend. Diabetics from all over the U.S. traveled to Service Dog Academy's training studio in West Seattle and participated in the first-ever intensive diabetic alert dog program. No longer is the hope of a diabetic alert dog, and the possibility of a more independent life with diabetes limited to just a few lucky parts of the country. With the combination of the Diabetic Alert Dog University online training videos and 4-days of concentrated in-person learning, hard-working diabetics from Oregon, Texas, California, and Illinois learned the techniques to train [...]
Liame and Mary McNeight with the other PAWS award winners. Liame's hard work over the years has paid off! On May 19th, professional positive reinforcement dog trainer Mary McNeight's 4-year old yellow Lab walked the red carpet to receive a plaque for his outstanding service to the community at the annual PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Spotlight on Community Hero Pets 'Hero Dog Awards!' Liame's very existence fueled Mary's passion for dog training, and inspired the creation of the Service Dog Academy. The all-positive reinforcement pet puppy, pet dog, and service dog training studio has helped more than 525 [...]
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 [...]
It's always great to hear feedback from our diabetic alert 101 graduates, and when they have a success story to tell, it gives us chills. Whether you're looking to positively train for diabetic alert, get an already trained dog through Service Dog Academy, or just train the basics in puppy class using all positive reinforcement, Jeff and Rich have some helpful advice. Jeff and Rich took their dogs to Service Dog Academy to train with one of the best pet puppy, pet adult dog obedience training programs in Seattle, and then went on to Diabetic Alert Dog 101 to learn how [...]
Free dog training advice to minimize your dogs fear of fireworks. Just incase you were unable to get this type of free professional state certified dog trainer techniques in our basic Seattle puppy kindergarten classes that were voted best dog & puppy trainer / training by our students this article will give you tips and tricks to reduce your dogs overall anxiety level using non-violent, positive reinforcement, training techniques. Our training classes help you set up your pet puppies personality just like that of a service dog, to be afraid of nothing!
After last years amazing success, Mary McNeight, CPDT-KA, CCS, BGS was once again chosen by the ADA to a present at a breakout stage during the 2012 American Diabetes Association's Expo. The presentation, titled Diabetic Alert Dog: Myth vs. Reality went over the myths bunked by her experience with her diabetic alert dog training classes, seminars and workshops that have seen 23 successful medical alert dogs graduate to save their owners lives. Our Diabetic Alert Dog classes that serve Type 1 & 2 diabetics and hypoglycemic students have helped take the $20,000 price tag off of the trained diabetic alert dog.
So you want a diabetic alert dog but dont know what to do? This Super Service Dog Puppy ebook will help you navigate the waters from purchasing an already trained dog to training your own puppies in our positive reinforcement classes at our Seattle dog training studio. We are the premier resource for medical alert dog training in the state of Washington. Download the ebook for our best free dog and puppy training advice by our Certified dog trainers.
Article as featured on Premier's blog. Seattle, Washington has a unique brand of dog trainer at Service Dog Academy. Nowhere else in the Pacific Northwest can people with diabetes learn to train their dogs to alert to blood sugar imbalances. As a part of Service Dog Academy staff, we work hard to get this highly specialized training to more and more people each day. Our dog training studio was founded on the principles that people with disabilities should have affordable resources to live a manageable, independent life, and to us that means being able to train your own service dog. Having [...]