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Puppy Class Techniques To The Rescue – Even Dog Trainers Are Human

2014-08-04T01:47:20+00:00

Our basic pet puppy classes which are held in our West Seattle Dog Training Studio are a great way to get your dog used to be handled in stressful situations. Our puppy class not only deals with obedience, manners, puppy play and socialization, we deal with how to make your dog a better household member by accepting petting and physical touch, even when they want to bite, nip and squirm.

Puppy Class Techniques To The Rescue – Even Dog Trainers Are Human 2014-08-04T01:47:20+00:00

Cooper’s Puppy Manners Impress Seattle Diabetes Crowd

2014-08-04T01:02:05+00:00

Cooper’s Puppy Manners, Obedience and Diabetic Alerting Impress Seattle Diabetes Crowdinflatable abominable snowman by Tracy Walsh A beautiful Seattle day brought us through gridlock traffic to Seattle’s Phinney Neighborhood Center on the afternoon of March 24th.  We were there to represent the Service Dog Academy at the 22nd Annual ADA Family Retreat. The Annual Family Retreat is just one unique way that the American Diabetes Association realizes their mission - to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  The ADA Family Retreat is the leading diabetes education and awareness program for families with [...]

Cooper’s Puppy Manners Impress Seattle Diabetes Crowd 2014-08-04T01:02:05+00:00

Pet Puppy Socialization – The Service Dog Way

2012-09-25T22:50:25+00:00

In our basic Seattle puppy kindergarten classes we cover, socialization, manners and obedience training using non-violent, positive reinforcement, training techniques. We help you set your pet puppies personality just like that of a service dog. Our State Certified Professional dog trainers and behaviorists will show you how to harness your puppies innate nature to bring out the dog you have ALWAYS wanted.

Pet Puppy Socialization – The Service Dog Way 2012-09-25T22:50:25+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 Dog Fundamentals – Free Training Advice

2012-10-03T15:57:30+00:00

Mary McNeight, CPDT-KA, owner and head trainer of the Service Dog Academy shared some of her diabetic alert dog training fundamentals in a free webinar earlier this month with attendees from all over the country. With her background in training service dogs, and seeing the effects of diabetes through personal experience and with family members, McNeight set out to make training dogs for diabetic alert accessible for everyone. Attendees from all over including Denver, San Antonio, Anaheim, Brooklyn, Michigan, Virginia, and New Jersey also got a sneak peak at Diabetic Alert Dog University - the next phase in McNeight's quest for [...]

Diabetic Alert Dog Fundamentals – Free Training Advice 2012-10-03T15:57:30+00:00

An Improvisational Dog Story

2012-10-02T03:49:33+00:00

Things were getting fuzzy for Judith at the grocery store. Her 2-year old Golden Retriever, Citka, was jumping on her, mouthing her arm, trying to pull her off the electric cart (she is safer on the floor when things get this way), and a saleswoman nearby was very upset, thinking this was a badly-behaving service dog. But there wasn't anything wrong with Citka, he was doing his job by doing everything in his power to tell Judith there was something wrong. Judith is hypoglycemic, her blood sugar was dropping rapidly, and amidst the commotion from the 80-pound dog and the saleswoman's [...]

An Improvisational Dog Story 2012-10-02T03:49:33+00:00

Traveling with a Service Dog: Airline Travel Part 2

2012-10-02T03:52:53+00:00

Dog obedience classes, puppy obedience positive reinforcement training classes help support people with disabilities by funding service dog training and diabetic alert dog training classes. West Seattle dog training studio presents tips and dog trainer advice on traveling with a service dog, and traveling with your pet dog. Seattle, Beacon Hill, White Center, Bellevue, Redmond, Everett, Burie

Traveling with a Service Dog: Airline Travel Part 2 2012-10-02T03:52:53+00:00

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

2012-10-14T13:24:02+00:00

You can teach an old dog new tricks in west seattle dog training school party tricks class. Teach obedience and manners using positive reinforcement and clicker training. Also classes for basic puppy obedience / puppy kindergarten & socialization, adult dog obedience, Canine Good Citizen, and more with the best dog trainer in Puget Sound, West Seattle, Beacon Hill, White Center.

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks 2012-10-14T13:24:02+00:00

Traveling with a Service Dog: Airline Travel – Seattle Dog Training Classes

2012-10-14T13:21:51+00:00

Support for videos such as this one comes from our pet dog training program. When you choose to train with the Service Dog Academy, you are helping fund our low cost programs for people with disabilities. Mary McNeight, CPDT-KA, is committed to continuing her education as a certified dog trainer and travels often - attending conferences and educational seminars all over the country. Overall, she has taken more than 40 different flights with both her current and previous service dogs and the owner and head trainer of Service Dog Academy would like to share her experience traveling on an airplane with [...]

Traveling with a Service Dog: Airline Travel – Seattle Dog Training Classes 2012-10-14T13:21:51+00:00
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