I used to live in the most dog friendly city in the entire United States, Seattle Washington. After moving to the St. Louis Missouri area I found that the dog culture and resources here are almost non existent. So, if I, a highly educated, experienced service dog trainer was having a hard time finding experienced positive reinforcement trainers in the local vicinity of a major metropolitan city, how in the world were my students supposed to do the same if they lived sometimes hours away from a large city? Because of my experience with the large training community in Seattle I was so naive to thing that my students would be able to find appropriate resources in their area if they lived in small communities across the world. See what my solution is to this overwhelming problem in this weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday video.
So what do you think of our answer? Do you think I was living in a bubble and really didnt understand the needs of my students? What do you think of my solution?