Berkley from Hotlanta (Atlanta) Georgia has our question of the week. Berkley has POTS, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and wants to train her own medical alert service dog for dysautonomia. She wants to know if if its ever a good idea to work with a trainer who has no experience with medical alert dog training or service dog training in general. Given our recent videos about the state of service dog and pet dog training in general in the United States and its lack of regulation or educational requirements, can you guess what this weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday video answer will be? See what our answer is in this weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday video and keep in mind that I was once an inexperienced trainer but I never put my hands on a dog until I had my Canine Studies Certificate and never even charged my first several clients even after taking additional classes on how to train a medical alert dog!
So what do you think of our answer? Now that you are thinking about your service dog as a daily lifesaver who is there to protect your health and your future, do you think you can trust your dog in the hands of an inexperienced trainer?