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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

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

Featured Presenter at Seattle Diabetes Expo

2011-10-06T16:21:54+00:00

Mary McNeight, CPDT-KA, CCS presented to a full house at the breakout stage at the American Diabetes Association's 2011 Expo on April 30th. The presentation went over her groundbreaking train your own Diabetic Alert Dog classes that serve Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics and hypoglycemia students in Seattle, Everett, Tacoma and Bellevue.

Featured Presenter at Seattle Diabetes Expo 2011-10-06T16:21:54+00:00

Diabetic Alert Dog Training Class Starting April 7th

2012-10-14T13:21:12+00:00

The Service Dog Academy to Hold Puget Sounds First Diabetic Alert Dog Training Class A Diabetic Alert Dog Training Student Posing in front of our award from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Contest for Train Your Dog Month West Seattle, March 7, 2011—The Service Dog Academy, located in West Seattle, will be teaching the Puget Sounds groundbreaking train your own Diabetic Alert Dog training class starting April 7th at 7:30PM. The revolutionary class will teach students to train their dogs to alert to low blood sugars, retrieve sugary drinks to correct blood sugar imbalances and to get human help when [...]

Diabetic Alert Dog Training Class Starting April 7th 2012-10-14T13:21:12+00:00

Give The Gift Of A Well Trained Dog!

2011-10-06T16:16:31+00:00

In todays disposable society, get your friends and family the gift that lasts a lifetime, the gift of a WELL TRAINED DOG. Our gift certificates come in various amounts and can be applied towards both our private in home training sessions and classes. We travel all throughout Seattle and the Puget Sound region for our pet puppy training and adult dog training sessions.

Give The Gift Of A Well Trained Dog! 2011-10-06T16:16:31+00:00
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