Are ESAs Legitimate Service Dogs?

Good Dogs! (06-23-2021) #6086: Carol explains the laws and ethics of what constitutes a true service dog — specific tasks for which the dog is trained for that individual — unlike Emotional Support Animals who, like Therapy Dogs, have no special training or skills and are simply cherished companions.     MP3 Audio [16 MB]DownloadShow […]

Sydney Collier (Paralympic Dressage Rider) Discusses her Service Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-11-2020) #657: Featuring Sydney Collier, Adrienne McLean, and Gisella McSweeny. Paralympic dressage rider Sydney Collier talks about her service dog, Logan (who is sponsored by Evermore Pet Food, as described in her BLOG) and travels the world with her, representing the United States; Adrienne McLean, Professor of film studies at […]

September is National Service Dog Month

September is National Service Dog month and a chance for all of us to reflect on how the human-canine bond directly impacts the quality of life for those people who depend on a dog to get them out and about. Over the past couple of years I have become increasingly aware of the powerful difference […]

Competing as Adaptive Surfer, Helped by Service Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-09-2016) #480: William Sacrey describes the League of Humane Voters and how influencing politicians can make the world a better place; Patrick Ivison is the star of the “SURFice dog” movie in the Dog Film Festival and explains how a childhood spinal cord injury led him to competing as an […]

Tails From China #4105 (12-22-2014)

Tails From China (12-22-2014) #4105: Lonnie (veterantraveler.com) whose service dog Gander the Labradoodle is famous in social media, talks about living in China and the shift in peoples’ attitudes towards dogs during the time he lived in Beijing and taught there in the university. MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL

Dog Talk #375 (6-14-2014)

Dog Talk (6-14-2014) #375:  Ann Phinney’s book FINDING MY WAY TO MOOSE RIVER FARM is about what happens when you make a childhood dream come true — and discusses the differences between dogs and pigs and how they learn and cohabitate with people; Stan Yocum is a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence and […]