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February 2021

March 2021 Newsletter

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

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

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

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

September 2020

September 2020 Newsletter

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

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

June 2020

June 2020 Newsletter

2020-06-01T10:11:30-07:00

Navigating the Pandemic The year 2020 will long be remembered as one of challenges.   While this is true of all citizens, it is particularly true for those in the disability community, and for that subset of the community that is the SD community.  While the

June 2020 Newsletter2020-06-01T10:11:30-07:00

April 2020

May 2020 Newsletter

2020-04-24T08:54:24-07:00

Coronavirus and Dogs During this difficult pandemic, there have been many excellent questions we are receiving regarding the potential effects of coronavirus on dogs.  While the notion of an infection in a beloved family pet is distressing enough, the idea of an infection in a

May 2020 Newsletter2020-04-24T08:54:24-07:00

March 2020

March 2020 Newsletter

2020-03-01T09:15:48-07:00

Annual Data Report As many of our readers are aware, the FSDS has taken our responsibility to serve and protect those with disabilities and to help educate the community very seriously.  There is a lot more to SD issues than simply training and providing dogs. 

March 2020 Newsletter2020-03-01T09:15:48-07:00

December 2019

January 2020 Newsletter

2019-12-31T11:37:03-07:00

Happy New Year to All! Looking Ahead to 2020 This month starts a new year, and with that we look ahead to our plans for 2020.  Last year was a year of quietly building behind the scenes.  The opening of our new facility, and the

January 2020 Newsletter2019-12-31T11:37:03-07:00

November 2019

November 2019 Newsletter

2019-11-01T12:05:27-07:00

Benefits of Staff Training Reports from businesses of issues regarding aggressive "fake" SDs in the public space are on the rise, yet few businesses appear either willing and/or to dedicate time or resources to educating their staff on how to respond.  Though we believe strongly

November 2019 Newsletter2019-11-01T12:05:27-07:00

September 2019

September 2019 Newsletter

2019-09-01T09:08:07-07:00

Loving Them to Death We take a break this month from our mini-series to address a serious and growing issue - individuals who bring pet dogs into the public space and make false claims that these are their service dogs (SDs).  Not only is this

September 2019 Newsletter2019-09-01T09:08:07-07:00
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