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2023 Danny Nimmo Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2023 Danny Nimmo Fundraiser for Pawsitivity Service Dogs on July 14th, 2023! National Anthem:   Continue reading

Auction for charity: St Cloud ROX baseball gear

Are you a passionate supporter of the St. Cloud Rox baseball team? Here's an incredible opportunity for you to make a difference while indulging your love for the game. By participating in the charity auction, you can help veterans who are battling PTSD and contribute to a worthy cause. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Pawsitivity Service Dogs for Veterans, an organization dedicated to training service dogs specifically for veterans coping with PTSD. Continue reading

St. Cloud Rox Military Appreciation Night, June 30th, 2023

Join us for a memorable evening as we celebrate Military Appreciation Night with the St. Cloud Rox baseball team on Friday, June 30th, 2023, at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at the Joe Faber Field, located at 5001 Veterans Dr, St Cloud, MN 56303. Continue reading

Event Fleet Management Fundraiser

Thank you to Element Fleet Management in Hopkins, Minnesota, for supporting Pawsitivity and training service dogs for veterans! Continue reading

Adult Service Dog in Training Meets New Puppy

Yesterday, we welcomed a new puppy into our home! The puppy, named Lewis, is only 8 weeks old. But our adult service dog in training, named Goose, has been very patient and gentle with him. Continue reading

New puppy in training to be a service dog

We’re so excited to announce that our new service puppy-in-training, Lewis, has figured out the dog door! He went and peed outside in the backyard all by himself on his first full day here. We’re so proud of him! Little puppy figures out dog door for the first time Continue reading

Search engine for pet friendly hotels

While service dogs can stay at any hotel, how about if the dog is still in training? Continue reading

Curing dandruff on Golden Retriever

We train service dogs, and every once in a while we get a Golden Retriever that has the gene called GR ICH1 (a PNPLA1 mutation). This gene causes bad dandruff, also known as Ichthyosis. We have tried vitamin E, cod liver oil, and several kinds of medicated shampoos. Here's what finally worked. The shampoo is from the veterinarian and is a combination of Chlorhexidine Gluconate USP and Miconozole Nitro USP. Perhaps other dog shampoos work, too, because I'm told it was the process as much as the shampoo that was important. Note that it was a client family who figured out this complete process, and the kudos go to them for figuring this out! :-) Continue reading

MN seller helping Ukraine dog rescue

Do you have a French Bulldog and want to help rescue dogs who are hurt or homeless due to the war in Ukraine?   Continue reading

Giving a dog CBD under the tongue (sublingual)

Note: We are not veterinarians, and we are not giving veterinary advice. We are simply writing about what we have done in the past and this should not be construed as veterinary advice. CBD can be quite calming for dogs, and can last for a whole day. By giving the CBD in an oil, and placing it under their tongue for 60 seconds, you don't have to give them as much CBD (which is quite expensive). If you gave a dog CBD orally, perhaps in a pill or gummy, they would need quite a lot of CBD because the vast majority of CBD does not get through the stomach all the to the bloodstream. By giving the dog the CBD under the tongue, you don't have to use much. Here's an example of a dog who is NOT stressed: Continue reading