Photography by Michael Hartman
Ready for her training
Explaining the process
Stephen shows Diana what to do
Gives it a try
Stephen learning to prepare Diana for a walk
She's really letting him know she is there
Diana is a real charmer
Photos by Elizabeth Adams
Penny practising her targeting skills by taping/touching the target stick with her nose.
Penny practising targeting the target stick by touching it with her nose to learn how tow to touch certain items like light switches, doors, knees, arms, sleeves etc.
Penny practising her down stay on her mat with distractions.
Penny find it!
Penny's beautiful face and features!
Jane demonstrating loose leash walking with Ahava her dog and Lola training to be Amanda's PSD.
Lola and Ahava practising at their weekly training session "look at me!"
Sniff break time!
Amanda filling up the treat toy to have Lola practice her nose skills.
Lola look at me!
Lola is practising her positioning.
Lola practicing pawing certain areas of Amanda's body.
Lola practising focusing on Amanda.
Penny sitting beside Lori.
Penny practising down stay on her mat.
Penny working on finding the treats.
Penny working on opening the treat game with her nose.
Penny using her paw and nose to open the treat toy.
Penny working on targeting, tapping the target stick red ball with her nose.
Beginning to work on targeting the light switch.
Penny giving her paw!
More paw work with Penny..
Penny gets a tummy rub!
Penny look at me!
Penny focusing on Lori.
Penny focusing on Lori,
Penny looking beautiful!
Penny practicing down stay on mat.
Penny down stay on mat.
Ahava catching the tennis ball.
Jane walking Ahava and Lola.
Lola and Ahava sitting nicely.
Loose leash walking with Ahava and Lola.
Setting up the treat toy for Lola.
Lola thinks it will open if she turns it upside down but it didn't work! Ooops.
Lola trying to open the toy with her nose! Got it!
Lola focusing on Amanda in down stay,
Amanda practising leave it with Lola.
Lola paw on leg
Lola paw in hand
Ahava hug on cue!
Look at me Lola.
Lola look at me.
Lola loving the yummy treats!
Penny Lori's PSDIT at her weekly training session is practicing her down stay on her mat keeping her attention focused on Lori.
Penny is a shelter dog, currently going through training with the inmate program. Caitlin came to meet Penny, as a prospect for adoption as her psychiatric service dog.
Tracy and Finola welcome Chino into their home. Finola who is 9 years old will be retiring. Chino is in training and will begin taking some of the responsibility for assisting Tracy off Finola.
First meeting for client of shelter dog Lola ( thanks to: Berea Animal Rescue Friends) who just completed her basic training at the local prison and is now being adopted.