training a service dog

posted on January 1, 2012 - 2:42pm
In the 1990s, I adopted a shelter dog named Christmas, aka “Chrissy,” and attempted to train her to become my service dog. I wrote a Quest story about it in 2000 called Service Dog or Psycho Dog? While she did perform well in some instances, Chrissy was a nightmare at other tasks. She was the right breed mix for the job but had the wrong personality.

Making it work

posted on May 1, 2007 - 4:56pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 3
We all know how valuable service dogs are to people with disabilities, but service dog training organizations often overlook the needs of one important subgroup: children.
posted on December 1, 2000 - 1:32pm
What could be more perfect than rescuing an abandoned dog and training it as a service animal? Sometimes the happy ending isn't the one you expected.