by Zan Raynor, certified dog trainer and CEO of ELLAS Animals INC Opportunities for training a service dog at a pool One of the biggest challenges of training a service dog is finding opportunities for exposure to the surroundings or situations that you want to train for. For example, it can be hard to train… Continue reading Training a Service Dog at a Pool
by Zan Raynor, certified dog trainer and CEO of ELLAS Animals INC We’ve been slowly working our way through the Disney and Universal theme parks in Florida as we do Public Access training with our Service Dogs in Training and we have gone to all of them except Magic Kingdom because we were working our… Continue reading Sometimes There Are Less Successful Dog Training Moments
by Zan Raynor, certified dog trainer and CEO of ELLAS Animals INC If you’re following along, you know we often train Public Access at theme parks and this week we spent a day at EPCOT. We’re at that stage with our two Service Dogs in Training that is all about patience and repetition in Public… Continue reading Patience and Repetition in Public Access Training at EPCOT
by Zan Raynor, certified dog trainer and CEO of ELLAS Animals INC Service Dogs in Training We’re settling into a routine, trying to fit in a big-outing Public Access training with our Service Dogs in Training every week or two. We try to fit in small-outing Public Access training almost every day, which might be… Continue reading Training Service Dogs at Universal Studios
by Zan Raynor, certified dog trainer and CEO of ELLAS Animals INC After driving an hour and half to get to the park, we were excited that Phin, a 13 month old “Staffchoxermo” (his grandparents are an American Staffordshire Terrier, a Chow, a Boxer, and an American Eskimo) hadn’t thrown up in the van. He… Continue reading Socialization and Desensitization at Disney Hollywood Studios
We took Pumpkin, our Service Dog in Training, to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to work on Public Access training.
by Zan Raynor, certified dog trainer and CEO of ELLAS Animals INC Public Access training is always a bit more challenging than other types of training because you have to leave home to do it. That usually involves a car ride and packing of some supplies and planning around feeding and potty break schedules. You… Continue reading Public Access Training at IKEA is a One Stop Shop