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Articles by Katherine Andrews

These articles by Katherine have appeared in various regional media publications.

About Puppies, Dog Training & Service Dogs

Puppies are adorable and playful creatures that bring joy and happiness to our lives. However, as much as we love them, puppies can also be a handful, and it's important to properly train them to become well-behaved and obedient dogs.

Dog training is the process of teaching your puppy basic obedience commands and behaviors, such as sit, stay, come, and heel. The key to successful dog training is to start early and be consistent. Puppies are very receptive to learning, and they can quickly develop good habits if they are given clear guidance and positive reinforcement.

One of the most important aspects of dog training is socialization. Puppies need to be exposed to a variety of people, animals, and environments to learn how to behave in different situations. This can help prevent behavioral issues such as fear and aggression.

Positive reinforcement is a popular and effective method of dog training. This involves rewarding your puppy with treats, praise, and affection when they exhibit good behavior. Punishment and negative reinforcement are generally not recommended as they can cause fear and anxiety in your puppy.

Training your puppy can be a fun and rewarding experience for both you and your furry friend. It can help strengthen your bond and ensure that your puppy grows up to be a well-behaved and happy dog. If you're not sure where to start, consider enrolling your puppy in a puppy training class or seeking the help of a professional dog trainer.

About Service Dogs

Service dogs are highly trained dogs that assist people with disabilities in their daily lives. They can perform a wide range of tasks, such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, and assisting people with mobility impairments. Service dogs are also trained to provide emotional support and comfort to people with mental health conditions.

If you are in need of a service dog, there are several ways to find one in your area. You can start by doing an online search for organizations that provide service dogs. Many of these organizations have programs that match service dogs with people who have disabilities. You can also check with your local animal shelter or humane society to see if they have any information about service dogs.

It's important to note that obtaining a service dog can be a lengthy and costly process. You will need to go through an application and screening process to determine if you are eligible for a service dog, and you may need to pay for the cost of training and care for the dog.

If you are interested in getting a service dog, it's a good idea to do some research and talk to your healthcare provider or a disability advocate to get more information about the process and what to expect.

Service dogs are highly trained assistance dogs that assist people with disabilities in their daily lives. Service dogs are trained to perform a wide range of tasks, such as opening doors, retrieving items, and providing emotional support. Service Dogs are trained to assist veterans, children, and adults with disabilities. They also offer training and support to help owners of service dogs maintain a strong and effective bond with their dog.

If you are in need of a service dog in Rapid City, South Dakota, or nearby states it's a good idea to do some research and talk to your healthcare provider or a disability advocate to get more information about the process and what to expect. You may also want to reach out to learn more about the services they provide and how they can assist you in obtaining a service dog.

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  • Katherine Andrews

    Katherine Andrews

    Animal Behaviorist
    Animal Psychology Center in Philip, South Dakota, is a pet psychology center owned by animal behaviorist and trainer, Katherine Andrews. Services and training are available in Rapid City, SD, and many desperate owners have traveled in from other states for her specialized expertise.

    My passion is to train and rehabilitate dogs with behavioral issues. Some even call me a "dog whisperer" thanks to my ability to work through particularly tough behavior problems and help with aggressive dogs, even when other trainers have failed and owners have nearly given up.

    Through my early love for animals, I developed it into a lifetime career and commitment. Backed with 20 years of animal training experience, I take pride in making life better for people and pets through my animal psychology services.


    - Head Trainer for Paws Humane Society in Pierre, SD
    - Head Trainer for Lane Logan Memorial Foundation
    - Better Business Bureau Rating A+

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