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The New Dog Part 1

No two (or three) dogs will train the same, as quickly, or even to do the same tasks in spite of having the same handler...

DV SpookyCat Monday, December 23, 2019

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Journey To Service [PART 1]

We do not speak on the phone and it’s common for me to not respond to some of her more irritating inquiries. That’s just the boundary that we must main...

DV SpookyCat Friday, May 24, 2019

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Music Therapy, What Is It?

If you've not been following DV Radio on Facebook, Twitter or haven't heard the last few episodes of BARRACKS TALK then you've missed hearing we're ...

DV Radio Admin Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Return to Dog [PART 4]

Then came a haze of other large and mildly inappropriate dogs. One was scared of everything. One was probably...

DV SpookyCat Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Fact or Fallacy? Dispelling Myths About Access with Service Dogs at the VA

In order to register a Service Dog, VA employees would violate this direction, additionally, a registry implies an identification card, which would be presentable to any VHA employee on demand - which also violates VHA Directive 1188.

PTSDog Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Return to Dog [PART 3]

In “Return to Dog Part 2” I talked about the evaluation process and the overall cost of a failed evaluation or washed out dog. Unfortunately, there are a boatload of self-ascribed trainers, and certified ones, that think they know a thin...

DV SpookyCat Monday, March 18, 2019

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Return to Dog [PART 2]

How much do you know about evaluating a rescued dog to be a service dog? To appreciate the purpose and reason for the evaluation, you should probably know what a service dog must deal with, almost every time they leave the house. I’ve read...

DV SpookyCat Sunday, March 17, 2019

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Return to Dog [PART 1]

If you have followed my story from over at DV Radio Thoughts, I’ve been documenting my experiences after suddenly losing my service dog. It’s been three weeks since I lost him. I’m more certain than ever that I *NEED* a service dog.

DV SpookyCat Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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The students with black arm bands would have been ignored in the matter of a week, the BLM movement would have stayed on focus and not gone to the extremes that I saw reported if those opinions weren’t fed.

DV Tinman Monday, February 25, 2019

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Are We Pissing In The Wind?

Before I go any further, this is not a debate about whether veteran suicide is an epidemic or whether community resources are adequate. The official numbers...

DV SpookyCat Monday, February 25, 2019

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