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Service Dogs, Students, and the Environments They Access

Originally published in the IAABC Journal – https://spring2020.iaabcjournal.org/service-dogs-students/ by Kristin Hartness Service dogs are working more and more with students. Those present in schools, colleges, camps, and other similar environments often struggle to understand the laws defining service dogs, what to expect from trained service dogs, and how to embrace...

Service Dogs in School

Dogs in School?!? What does ADA Say? By Kristin Hartness, Canines for Disabled Kids Why yes, it is true you may indeed see service dogs in school. One of the most asked questions about service dogs working with children is do they have access to school. Does a school have...

Educational Presentations

CDK does Educational Presentations for interested civic groups, schools, or businesses.  We will come and talk about the laws that govern service dogs and their use, how they are trained, the process, and the types of service dogs currently being used within the industry.  We are able to offer these presentations to any size group, and customize them to your specific needs.  We have done everything from preschool to college, and from coast to coast. We offer these presentations nationwide

Millhouse – An Extraordinary Dog

Recently CDK lost a valued volunteer. Millhouse, hearing dog to long-time volunteer Tom Rich, passed away, February 2019. This fun loving mixed breed rescue dog had so much to give. Once partnered with Tom as a hearing dog, he embraced Tom, and all Tom did. They touched the lives of...

2018 Reflections

The closing of a calendar year always causes me to stop and reflect. The good and the bad come back with smiles and sighs. It is interesting to reflect on the calendar year when organizations run on fiscal years that don’t match up. I have found this to be a...

Making Air Travel a Little Easier

Making Air Travel a little easier I have been flying with a service dog for the past 17 years.  This means planning my time around the flight schedule and TSA check points. Recently an agent handed me a card and suggested I call TSA Cares before my next flight.  This...

Resources for Traveling to the Seashore

Some great resources for traveling to the seashore this year with your service dog!! https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/visit/visitor-accessibility-guide-to-nms-and-other-water-based-rec.html https://nmssanctuaries.blob.core.windows.net/sanctuaries-prod/media/docs/visitor-accessibility-resources-guide.pdf...

What Does Your Dog Do?

http://www.abilities.com/community/buzz/66e-service-dog.html June 2014 What Does Your Dog Do? By Kristin Hartness, Canines for Disabled Kids Chances are the people aren’t going to stop you while crossing the street to grill you about your service dog. However, all users of legal service dogs must be able to answer these questions: Is...

Service Dogs versus Emotional Support Animals

http://www.abilities.com/community/service-therapy-dogs.html December 2015 Service dog? Emotional Support Dog? Companion animal? Therapy? By Kristin Hartness, Canines for Disabled Kids Stop, the world is spinning with all the terms that are tossed in conversation about why someone has an animal they want to take in public. The truth is that it is...

Private Training vs Programs

http://www.abilities.com/community/assistance-dogs.html September 2015 Assistance Dogs: Private vs. Program Training By Kristin Hartness, Canines for Disabled Kids More and more often I meet people who tell me they self-trained or privately trained their service dog.  The answers I get when I ask why they chose that route vary from thoughtful and...
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