Category: Dogs In Training

Takeaways from the PTSD Symposium

By Eileen Bohn, Director of Programs   Judy Michurski (Programs Department Administrative Coordinator) and I recently attended an Assistance Dogs International PTSD Trainers’ Symposium sponsored by America’s Vets Dogs and Warrior Connection. It was held in Gaithersburg, Maryland October 27 – 31. Over 160 people from the United States, Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, Australia and […]

Written by on February 1, 2018

Service Dogs in Snow

  Helping Paws service dogs train for all kinds of weather because they work in all kinds of weather.  Snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay the dogs from performing needed tasks for their partners in life. Preparing them to do so is an ongoing part of the curriculum foster home trainers […]

Written by on January 29, 2018

Foster Home Trainers: The Gifts are a Two-Way Street

Helping Paws Foster Home Trainers are in every way its “heroes behind the scenes.”  In this issue we bring three representative households front and center. Karen and Erika Schmidt: Ella, Delta, and Laska People in search of the “best volunteer gig” need only talk to Karen Schmidt. “How can you do better than starting with […]

Written by on October 3, 2017