9/5/19: Al Onkka from independent third-party Aurora Consulting in Minneapolis, MN just posted about the upcoming independent third-party impact Evaluation of Pawsitivity:
You can follow their progress on Instagram at #respect.the.lex
We had a follow-up meeting with Autism Service Dog, Bailey, who we trained for his boy many years ago. Bailey’s boy is going to be fourteen years old soon. How time flies!
8/1/19: Cintas in Minnesota is seeking talented applicants for open positions in Minnesota, and is very open to people on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities. Below is a partial list of current open positions. You can access the full listing of positions online at www.careers.cintas.com/careers Continue reading
AAII (Animal Assisted Intervention International) now recommends NOT feeding a raw diet to dogs because of salmonella concerns, so I looked up all the five-star dry kibble (as rated by dogfoodadvisor.com) and checked out which brands were available on Amazon with free shipping. Note that many of these dog foods are not shipped via Amazon Prime, but they still have free shipping (or I included the shipping in the final price). Here is the list, with prices, weights, and cost per pound. Continue reading
Pawsitivity Service Dogs is proud to be a full member of AAII (Animal Assisted Intervention International). From AAII's website: Animal Assisted Intervention International is the only organization that offers standards and accreditation. Continue reading
Before Your Trip The most important thing you can do is communicate with the airline to let them know you’ll be bringing your service dog with you. When you book your ticket, either do it by phone or (if you book your ticket online) call the airline to tell them you will be traveling with your service dog. They will make a note in your records which will appear on your ticket. Continue reading
Minnesota statute # HF3157*/SF2646/CH106: A new 2018 Minnesota law: An offender with a fake service dog will be subject to a $100 fine on the 1st offense, and for a second offense, charged with a misdemeanor which can include $1000 fine and/or 90 days in prison.
One of our mentors, Dr. Beth Rausch, DVM, sent me this great article about a child with autism: MPR News