Big congratulations are in order for our 5th graduating class of diabetic alert dogs! This Sunday November 6, 2011, trainee dogs and their owners will come into the Service Dog Academy studio for their 8th and final class, and leave as certified diabetic alert dogs. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate World Diabetes Day on November 14th, than to send off a new group of diabetic alert dogs! See the article on the West Seattle Blog where our two West Seattle graduates are featured! Diabetic Alert Dog 101 Graduates from West Seattle. Image copyright 2011 West [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
The West Seattle Service Dog Academy has been recognized by the Association for Pet Dog Trainers for its participation in the APDT's Train Your Dog Month contest thanks to trainer Mary McNeight's positive reinforcement methods. Additionally, the award-winning training studio was also featured in a recent Examiner.com article for McNeight's diabetic alert dog classes, puppy, and adult dog obedience training.
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 [...]
Just in time for Christmas puppy season - A brand new state of the art dog training studio and tons of class times to choose from to fit in your busy schedule! Support people with disabilities while training your PET dog. Personal in home appointments are also available.
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.
Jasper "jazzy pants" "j dog" McNeight survived 13.5 years. He was peacefully put to sleep at 5:00pm on November 16th 2010. He was a very, very, very good dog. He was lucky enough to touch thousands of lives through his daily work as my service dog and his travels to at least 12 states. His legacy will live on through the works of Service Dog Academy. You can view more about Jasper's inspirational life by watching the Evening Magazine Feature Story done on him linked from the Service Dog Academys staff webpage. Or you can view his youtube dedication below.