• Courthouse Dogs, Student Trainers - BCBS Produces An ADW Video

    5 monthes ago - By Assistance Dogs of the West

    The support of Blue Cross Blue Shield New Mexico, through their Healthy Kids, Healthy Families program, has helped us in our training and placement of Courthouse Facility Dogs in the New Mexico Judicial System. We reported on the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant earlier this year and you can find that post here. In the meantime, we hope you will take a few minutes to watch this terrific video produced about our programs.
    And don't forget that you too can join BCBS of New Mexico and help support our programs by visiting our Donate page now.
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  • Polishing the Final Touches of Client Placement Training

    Polishing the Final Touches of Client Placement Training

    5 monthes ago - By Assistance Dogs of the West

    Every spring, ADW client-assistance dog pairs finish up client placement trainings ahead of ADW's annual graduation (Tuesday, May 3d this year. Get tickets here! ) This marks the time, as ADW founder-program director Jill Felice explains, when individualized lessons apply. It's also when ADW's professional trainers work closely with graduating teams to refine individualized behaviors specific to every individual animal-human pair.
    Norm Landry was one of ADW's first WCC program participants, joining the Monday classes back in August 2014 when the program in Albuquerque began.
    ADW delivers a...
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