Incorporating a Teaching Dog Into Your Business Model
I had been operating with canine behavior for years before I reallystarted my business. So, I knew exactly what to do on the dog training side of the business.But i used to be additionallygood enough to grasp that, when it came to the numbers and finances side of the business, I was outmatched....
Science Confirms That Dogs Can Recognize A Bad Person
In 1998, I found a dog who wagged his long tail so hard it split open. Even that didn’t stop him from wagging, so the wound never healed. Bandages were no match. Eventually, the untenable tail had to be partially amputated to avoid infection. Even afterward, the...
Dogs Training Begins
Pluis did not need much convincing to get on board with training shelter dogs to be search dogs. The obsessive prey drive that made the dogs unmanageable in an average family’s living room was exactly what she wanted in a potential search dog. So in early 1996,...
NOT QUITE MAKING THE CUT
Over the years at the SDF we’ve seen all types of dogs with all types of issues. Adopting a rescue is always a roll of the dice. We’ve seen many multiple-return dogs like Cody. We had one crazy stray listed as a “police impound.” We’ve had multiple...
Science Confirms That Dogs Can Recognize A Bad Person
The test was coming. The FEMA Canine SAR Certification test would eventually merge into a single exam, but in 1997, there were two separate tests. Basic certification—two victims across two rubble piles in under fifteen minutes—allowed the qualifier to respond to local disasters. Advanced certification—six victims across...