* turn on the lights and wake someone from a nightmare
*detect low blood sugar levels
*assist someone during a seizure, laying across them to keep them safe and going to get help if needed
*interrupt unwanted behavior
*alert to smoke detectors for someone who is hard of hearing or deaf.
*and so much more…
We didn’t! Not until Goose.
During our time with him we learned the power of dogs and the tremendous power of service dogs. We want to keep this going! Shelly has become a national certified service dog trainer/facilitator with Atlas Assistance Dogs. She has studied the methods of Karen Pryor, Leslie McDevitt, Emma Parsons, Kate Olson and many others. Shelly uses only positive reinforcement methods. She is a certified AKC Temperament Test Evaluator.
If you have a dog you are training for service work or just want help with your pet dog, Teams Set in Motion is an awesome program. Shelly is the instructor for this program. Shelly also offers private virtual Zoom classes for donations. Click the link in the header. All donations go toward training dogs!