5 weeks ago
I have held off on saying this for a long time. here it is: service dog training is life and death. if you don’t know what you are doing, please do not start at the top. do not risk the lives of desperate people by presenting yourself as an expert. don’t kid yourself about how much you know, either. start as a dog sitter. start by helping out with puppy kindergarten. at least take an obedience class, for heaven’s sake. compete in akc obedience for a few years and make a lot of mistakes. intern with an expert, for a long time. i have been cleaning up messes for years and have kept secrets out of professional courtesy. i’m about to blow. two recent disasters have me so angry i am making this post, on top of a dead dog that i really have no obligation to keep silent about. that person has no idea i know about the situation. she is boohooing about a beloved pet and garnering public sympathy for his death—after dumping him at the pound. she forgot i own the microchip. karma for trashing me for years. bottom line, even if your intentions are good, they don’t count if you don’t have the experience behind them. if they aren’t good, they just might catch up to you sooner or later.
happy thoughts for the season, no? but i think it’s appropriate. jesus was big on doing the right thing. “turn the other cheek”—sure. but who turned over the moneylenders’ tables at temple?
i will not elaborate on the identity of any of these people. they have a lot of people convinced they are wonderful. i see the supportive comments on their feeds. one of them has actual fan pages. hmm—and her own subreddit. karma lives.
it’s up to you to decide if you should be training at the top tier and taking responsibility for people’s well being, and it is up to clients to research their trainers properly.
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