October 2020

July 2018

July 2018 Newsletter


Improvements on the way! As we continue to grow the FSDS gathers careful data on outcome measures, then uses this information to make any improvements necessary to strengthen our program.  Some of the areas under improvement that will be rolled out in the near future

July 2018 Newsletter2018-07-01T07:30:12-07:00

October 2015

October 2015 Newsletter


Are  You Prepared? Fall is officially here, and our thoughts turn to preparations for the holidays.  This often means traveling, and this month is a good time to review your emergency planning.  Do you have a plan in place for how to ensure care for

October 2015 Newsletter2015-10-01T08:45:02-07:00

June 2015

June 2015 Newsletter


Graduation 2015 On Saturday, May 16 the FSDS graduated yet another class in a beautiful ceremony held at the Glendale Civic Center.  Surrounded by approximately 160 family, friends and community members, our students stepped up to the plate and turned over the dogs that they

June 2015 Newsletter2015-06-01T06:42:13-07:00

October 2014

October 2014 Newsletter


Qualities of a Good Handler The success of a well-functioning SD team depends not just on the training that the dog has received, but the ability of the handler to look out for the well-being of the team.  In past months, we have explored some

October 2014 Newsletter2014-10-01T11:13:16-07:00

February 2014

February 2014 Newsletter


Encouraging our Future Leaders In prior newsletters, we have alluded to the fact that leadership training is an important component of all we do.  For the FSDS training program, team leadership (students and dogs) is just a component of the overall picture.  We realize that

February 2014 Newsletter2014-02-01T08:48:11-07:00

December 2013

December 2013 Newsletter


To Be a Team The FSDS believes in the importance in teamwork, and as such we do not simply train dogs, we train and certify teams.  This approach can be found in every aspect of our programming, from the teens and SDITs in our youth-based

December 2013 Newsletter2013-12-01T00:01:55-07:00
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