Why donate to one service dog organization over another? Aren't they all the same? Pawsitivity excels at the two most common metrics used to evaluate nonprofit organizations, but we also excel at a third metric. What do we mean by this? Most donors look at ratios such as the amount of money spent on programs compared to admin and fundraising (which Pawsitivity is extremely good at), or the gold standard of donating, which is to examine an impact evaluation (Pawsitivity is the only service dog organization to have a third-party impact assessment done), but we propose an even better metric: creating outcomes which are long-lasting and effective. Continue reading
Wow, small differences make big changes! We hired the awesome web designer John Poe to help us make the Pawsitivity Service Dogs website clear and easy to use. I LOVE HIS AESTHETIC! We highly recommend his services. You can contact him through his website: https://johnery.com/ Continue reading
Yvette Van Veen of Awesome Dogs wrote the following: Step 1 - Show the dog the bell Show the dog the bell and gently ring it. Let the dog become familiar with the noise it makes. Do not skip this step. Some dogs startle if they touch the bell and are not expecting it to ring. If you have a sensitive dog, muffle the sound and gradually let it ring louder.Repeat until the dog is comfortable and relaxed with the noise. Continue reading
I realize that this post isn't dog-related, but the pizza recipe is so great, I had to share it. :-) Makes 1 11-inch thin-crust (Neapolitan) pizza, suitable for one person. Make a double batch for two people. Based on “Jim Lahey’s no-knead dough.” Recipe for margherita style. Continue reading
Pawsitivity Service Dogs is proud to announce the hiring of Ray Nichols, a Certified Master Dog Trainer from the Catch Canine Dog Training Academy.