When Gracie's owners first contacted me they wanted to improve her obedience in the hope that she could become a service dog. Over the past few months her obedience has improved to the point where we can move on to assess whether she can, in fact, be a service dog. Tonight we took a road trip to Petco and the dog park to see how she interacts with strange people and dogs. She did well, but there is a long way to go to reach the goal.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI