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Service Dogs
A suitably matched and well-trained service dog can make your life easier.

Future Service Dogs!

We have three young up and coming service dogs. They are currently in training. When they are 7 to 9 months of age (in a couple months) they will be ready to be partnered with someone with a disability. They will, of course, need more training to be a finished service dog. What they will have is housebreaking, basic obedience, manners and social skills. If you are interested in one of these handsome guys, give us a call: 605.390.7295.
This is Big Time, a German shepherd. He is kind, loving and very smart. A low energy sweet soul.
This is Rumble, a registered miniature English bulldog. He is a happy go lucky, very affectionate boy. Easy going.

Personal Protection Dogs

Animal Psychology Center in Philip and Rapid City, South Dakota, provides service dogs to those who are emotionally and/or physically disabled. I help provide the right dog for you, then create and build a relationship with them that is based on team work and trust. In this way, your leadership skills are developed and you build confidence.

In the course of training you and your dog, we will cover basic and advanced obedience, social skills, group class and public access work (navigating public places). Specific training is also done for your disability. Examples of this would be diabetic alert, seizure/panic alert, balance/stability issues, PTSD, Hearing/sight issues and many others.

There are three ways you can obtain a service dog:

- First, give me a call, so I can evaluate and see if your current dog can be trained for service.

- Second, if you want a service dog but don’t want to raise a puppy, I can interview and gather information on your disabilities and needs, then find an adult dog that suits your needs. I need to know what breeds you like. This is similar to matchmaking where we get the right  dog for you.

- Third is getting a puppy from my breeding program or other breeders that I work with. These puppies are specifically bred for service work and make great candidates.

Some of our graduate service dogs and their owners

Ann Garvey - Service Dog Dakota
This is Maxine, a Great Dane service dog that is trained for a lady named Doris
Young boy with his service dog, a Shih Tzu, from my breeding program.
Cali is a Shih Tzu Yorki mix who is trained to be a PTSD service dog.
More love from the therapy dog Brutus at the Black Hills Workshop.
Valerie and service dog Bella.
Kora, a great dane was trained to be a therapy dog.
Girl with a Service Dog

Black Hills Disability Awareness Day

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.


- Certified Trainer, American Kennel Club, Canine Good Citizen Pet Partners
- Head Trainer for Lane Logan Memorial Foundation
- Better Business Bureau Rating A+
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