April 2021

April 2021 Newsletter


A Message from the Director Greetings!  I am so happy to be part of the FSDS family, as your new Executive Director, and to assist in the organization’s move to the next level - being all it is meant to be in serving people with

April 2021 Newsletter2021-04-01T13:51:26-07:00

February 2021

March 2021 Newsletter


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

March 2021 Newsletter2021-02-28T17:14:36-07:00

February 2021 Newsletter


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

February 2021 Newsletter2021-02-01T10:27:05-07:00

January 2021

January 2021 Newsletter


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

January 2021 Newsletter2021-01-01T10:47:46-07:00

December 2020

December 2020 Newsletter


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

December 2020 Newsletter2020-12-01T08:41:47-07:00

November 2020

November 2020 Newsletter


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

November 2020 Newsletter2020-11-01T09:01:58-07:00

October 2020

October 2020 Newsletter


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

October 2020 Newsletter2020-10-01T11:14:45-07:00

September 2020

September 2020 Newsletter


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

September 2020 Newsletter2020-09-01T10:26:27-07:00

August 2020

August 2020 Newsletter


Getting Creative With Training In these wonky times, many teams find that they have had to get very creative in order to continue to provide a robust training experience for their dog.  While the weekly sessions continue via Facetime, teams do need to think outside

August 2020 Newsletter2020-08-01T08:48:50-07:00

June 2020

July 2020 Newsletter


Metrocenter Mall Closing In late June, the Metrocenter announced that they will shut down their mall permanently to all businesses.  We were informed that the last day of business would be June 30th. This late move effectively displaced all businesses. The FSDS facility was located

July 2020 Newsletter2020-06-17T09:59:26-07:00
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