Gone Too Soon: Ed Eames and Joe White

Ed Eames, Ph.D. I was shocked and saddened to hear over the past couple of days that two strong voices in the assistance dog movement have been silenced. Ed Eames, Ph.D., the Co-Founder and President of the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners and a tireless advocate on behalf of assistance dogs throughout the United States and beyond and Joe …

Psychatric Service Dogs a Rare and Valuable Breed

I had the opportunity to visit with Joan Esnayra, Ph.D., President and Founder of the Psychiatric Service Dog Society (http://www.psychdog.org). I have to admit, Dr. Esnayra enlightened me to the fact that all service dogs are not alike. Theoretically, I was aware of that fact. However, after talking with Dr. Esnayra, I became acutely aware of some of the significant …

Traveling with a Service Dog

Traveling with a disability has always been an adventure but adding a service dog to the equation can create additional needs and experiences. I don’t know about you but I have had some pretty close calls trying to find a place to toilet my dog in places such as busy airports during long distance national and international travels and in …