Welcome to this episode of the Sexier than a Squirrel podcast, the podcast that brings you real-life dog training results, and sometimes human training ones too!
In this episode, we're joined by inspirational service dog trainer Laura DeMaio Roy who is here to share valuable insights that shed light on the profound transformation a well-trained service dog can bring to someone's life.
Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of service dogs, exploring the nuances of training, the impactful bond between service dogs and their handlers, and the evolving landscape of service dog training techniques.
Laura talks about the intricacies of training service dogs, sharing insights on program dogs and owner-trainers. She delves into the challenges and rewards, emphasizing the importance of standardised tests for owner-trainers. Laura also discusses the variety of tasks service dogs can be trained for, from traditional to non-traditional roles, public access issues, advice for families considering a service dog for a child, retirement considerations, and the future of service dog training.
This episode of the Sexier Than a Squirrel podcast is not just an exploration of service dogs; it's a heartfelt conversation that unveils the profound impact these incredible companions can have on the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Tune in now for an in-depth look into the world of service dogs, their training techniques, and the enduring bond they share with their handlers. And while you’re here, please leave a review for us and share your biggest lightbulb moment or inspirational takeaway message with us – and remember, no matter what struggles you might be facing with your dog, there is always a game for that!