Certified Service Dog – Is It A Scam – Diabetic and Seizure Alert Puppy Trainer – Oregon

//Certified Service Dog – Is It A Scam – Diabetic and Seizure Alert Puppy Trainer – Oregon

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This weeks socialization item is stuffed animals like those you would see at your local Natural History Museum.

Seizure Alert Dog Training Certification – Oregon and Washington State

Amanda from Medford Oregon wants to know how she should go about getting her dog who is training for seizure alert work (a dog who should be able to dial 911 on a dog phone, go get help during a seizure, alert to oncoming episodes and bring abortive medications in an emergency) certified as a certified service dog and how much it will cost. Watch this Medical Alert Dog Monday video to get my answer on how much she should be paying for certification.

So what’s your opinion? Do you think dogs should have to complete some sort of temperament and obedience test before being able to access the public as a service dog? If so, post this video on your Facebook page and leave a comment with your opinion.



  1. Laura Huntington January 12, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I have used your video training program and my dog goes everywhere with me. People are amazed when I tell them about your program and can see my well behaved “Hero” and that it was reasonably priced and that I did it myself. My dog has enabled me to live an independent life without worrying if my hypoglycemia is going to put me in an emergent situation when I am alone or in public. I would love to have some of your business cards to share with people. I am forever writing your information down on pieces of paper so that the people I talk to can look into your program.

  2. Kimberly January 12, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Hi love your videos! I have a 5 month old shiba inu (I know shines have a bad rep but my shiba has been alerting for my highs and lows and learning every day to gain more confidence and comfort in public places) anyways my question is I’m going to Disney on Florida and told them I will be bringing along my service dog (who comes with me to most places and is well behaved but the puppy in her will come out on occasion but always under control) anyways I called the disneybresort and they said sure only if she has proper identification and papers certifying her being a service dog. But I trained her, she has the star puppy training certification and I have to wait till she’s 1 to get her the K9 good citizen certification so I’m not sure what to provide them with?! Help!!! Please and thank you!!!

  3. Tina January 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I firmly believe all SD candidates be required to pass the Akc CGCAdvance class as well as a socialization classes

  4. Pamela youngman January 13, 2015 at 9:36 am

    In my opinion service dogs should have a temperament certification if they are going to be interacting with the public. I have run into people who were scared of my service dog and insisted she be kept away from them. Evidently they have had ‘service dogs’ growl and show aggression. A patch or certificate of some kind may help assure the public that they are safe. I know a young girl who says her dog is a service dog but he is extremely paranoid (which he picked up from her I am sure). I am afraid he is going to hurt someone and this would give all service dogs a bad rep. There should be regulations on temperament for service and therapy dogs. I don’t like being regulated in any way but think it would be for the best for the industry.

  5. ingrid ramon January 14, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Excellent information Mary. So glad there is honest people like you and share the information 😉

  6. Marianne Rutherford January 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you for answering this question. I love all of your videos. I have looked at a few from other sources and while the information is congruent with yours, they are very boring. So glad you are an enthusiastic person.
    I do think that service dogs should be able to pass the AKC Good Citizen Dog testing. It seems sad to think that a person can say there dog is a service dog and then have it bite some one. If we don’t self monitor our standards for the behavior of these dogs, the government will!

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