Pawsitivity Service Dogs


Week-long seminar with world-famous Ken Ramirez

The Pawsitivity staff is taking a continuing education seminar with Ken Ramirez this week, and it’s fascinating!  

Update from upcoming Impact Assessment

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:   

When Lexi’s woman graduated high school, she posted this awesome pic

You can follow their progress on Instagram at #respect.the.lex

Meeting with Bailey and his boy

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!

Cintas in Minnesota open to hiring employees with autism and other disabilities

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   Continue reading

Adding bigger patches

Palmer’s boy’s mom tells me that adults (but not kids) STILL pet Palmer while she’s working, so, just like for Lexi, we’ve got bigger stop sign patches. Check the second photo for the updated vest! Continue reading

Cheapest Five-Star Dog Food Kibble on

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 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

Member - Animal Assisted Intervention International

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

Tips for Air Travel With Your Service Dog

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