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A service dog team educates!

A service dog team educates!

Did you know that my mom and I are educators? We educate or help others learn about service dogs. And just what it means to be a dog who has a job that gives independence to its partner.  We don’t have formal education to be an educator or teacher. But we do have the...
A service dog goes shopping!

A service dog goes shopping!

Did you know that I can go into any store? Even ones where dogs are not normally allowed? That is because I am a service dog. And I am trained to do tasks. But I can only go with my mom. Since the tasks I do are specific to my mom’s needs. That means that I wouldn’t...
A service dog plays!

A service dog plays!

When we are out in public, my mom is often asked if I get to play. They see me focused and working. And wonder if I work all of the time. Or if I get to relax and play when I’m not actively working. People are curious. For many, I am the only working dog they have...
A service dog retrieves dropped items!

A service dog retrieves dropped items!

A very important job that I do for my mom is picking up things that she drops. And she drops a lot of things! Some of the more common things that she drops are paper clips, her pen or pencil, a credit card, silverware, coins, and even paper. My mom’s hands and arms...
Different types of assistance dogs!

Different types of assistance dogs!

My mom and I have been talking about some of the different ways a dog can help their partner. These conversations started after I met some hearing dogs. They came to visit me while we were on vacation. I was curious about their job. And what they did differently than...