Gene would like to start a new life!


My name is Gene A. Scott Jr., a formerly incarcerated individual with a well developed skill for working with shelter dogs of all types. I’ve trained timid, scared dogs, as well as confidant, dominate, and aggressive dogs. I’ve also helped other people use my techniques with great success.

I recently had the privilege of meeting Jane Miller as well as two of her psychiatric patients. Their stories were each inspiring in their own way. They were also very tragic. Continue Reading →


The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall

Jane Miller of Healing Companions, Inc. contributed an essay to this great new book celebrating Jane Goodall. A collection of testimonies by her friends and colleagues honoring her as a scientific pioneer, an inspiring teacher, a devoted friend, and an engaging spirit whose complex personality tends to break down usual categories.
by Dale Peterson (Editor), Marc Bekoff (Editor)


Oberlin social worker honored for her work in training psychiatric service dogs

Chronicle On-line – Filed on April 18, 2012 by

OBERLIN — As a clinical social worker specializing in post traumatic stress disorder, Jane Miller noticed the incredible effect her golden retriever Umaya had upon her clients in the 1990s.

The bond between a human being and a dog that’s eager to please could be remarkable Miller noticed.

Miller became certified in 2004 as a Therapy and Service Animal Behavioral Consultant.

She focused her attention on training psychiatric service dogs for those who need them.  Read more!

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