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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

Groundbreaking Workshop Making D.A.Ds Possible

2012-10-10T14:33:44+00:00

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 [...]

Groundbreaking Workshop Making D.A.Ds Possible 2012-10-10T14:33:44+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

More Praises from our Diabetic Alert Dog Graduates

2012-10-02T03:51:26+00:00

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 [...]

More Praises from our Diabetic Alert Dog Graduates 2012-10-02T03:51:26+00:00

Featured Presenter For 2012 Diabetes Expo

2012-09-25T21:48:16+00:00

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.

Featured Presenter For 2012 Diabetes Expo 2012-09-25T21:48:16+00:00

How to Find your Service Dog or Puppy – For Diabetes, Seizure & Medical Alert Work

2012-10-14T13:19:52+00:00

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.

How to Find your Service Dog or Puppy – For Diabetes, Seizure & Medical Alert Work 2012-10-14T13:19:52+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
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