Generating Effective Patient Referrals for a Service Dog (SD) This months article seeks to provide information to healthcare professionals, in an effort to assist them in making referrals for patients seeking SD assistance. First, it is important for all providers to understand the difference between
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The FSDS is now recruiting for a full time Executive Director. Job Description as follows: ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE: The Executive Director of the Foundation for Service Dog Support, Inc. (FSDS) is appointed by the Board of Directors. Reporting to the Board s/he is the top
The Purpose of SD Training While much focus is placed on the ability of the dog to perform tasks, this often happens to the exclusion of other important outcomes. The FSDS has three goals in SD training: Mitigate disabilities and prevent them from becoming handicaps
Welcome to a New Year! I am certain that many are breathing a sigh of relief that the challenging year that was 2020 is now behind us. As we begin a new year, we look forward to growth and improvement in our ability to provide
From all of us to all of you, our wishes for a blessed Christmas and a bright new year. A Message to Program Funders for Service Dog Training This month we address the third and final issue that relates to the functioning of SD training
We wish to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Terry Fossum and the former CARE Foundation for their recent generous contribution to the FSDS. As the founder of Dr. Fossum's Pet Care, Dr. Fossum continues to play an important role in our community as an
Becoming a Qualified and Competent Service Dog Trainer In last months newsletter we explored those questions that an individual with disabilities should ask when seeking a program that can assist them in training a dog to meet their needs. This month we explore those questions
Looking for a SD Training Program - What Questions to Ask When searching for the ideal training program to train / provide a SD to meet your medical needs, students need to be aware of several factors. Not the least of these is the reality
It Never Happens to You Until it Happens to You How often we hear people say "This sort of thing never happens." In reality, disaster can strike at any time, and it is important for a SD team that you have a plan in place