Why a Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dog is SUPERIOR, by Bob Taylor


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In comparison to ANY OTHER School and organization in the field, Dog Wish produces a SUPERIOR Psychiatric Service Dog. There are several reasons for dogwishlogotransbkthis statement:
• Our dogs are trained to detect every smell in their handler’s body
• Our dogs are trained to detect every energy projected from the brain
• Our dogs are trained to intuit their handler’s needs and commands
• Our dogs are not just trained to do tasks, but BECOME the kind of dog that naturally does what our clients want.

New ADA Laws and Regulations
According to the ADA, effective on 03/15/2011, New ADA Service Animal Regulations were issued that were specific for people that need Psychiatric Service Dogs. Those new regulations state:
“§ 36.104 Definitions. Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability… providing non-violent protection or rescue work…and helping persons with psychiatric and neurological disabilities by preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors.”
A properly trained Psychiatric Service Animal is a dog trained to empower, enhance, and equip their handler, mentally and emotionally, to function and perform on a level they would be incapable of achieving on their own. These dogs are not there for emotional support, but have been mentally modified, and conditioned with advanced training, to detect, understand, and respond to the mental and emotional needs of their handlers. They perform critical ‘tasks’ that are necessary for the wellbeing and literally “life-saving “of their handlers.

A Psychiatric Service Dog is by necessity, because of the tasks and functions it performs, a working dog. The dog MUST have working dog instincts, temperament, and drives, and yet needs a balanced, soft disposition and demeanor, for it to work effectively with its’ handler.
There are several things that make a Dog Wish Psychiatric Service dog superior to other working dogs in the field.
1. Genetics are 90% of a good dog. Any top competitor knows that when it comes down to it, the dog with the best genetics WIN! In 1988 I was sitting in the stands at the World Schutzhund Championships, waiting for my turn to compete, and the Captain of the German came down and sat next to me. Instantly I knew there was something wrong. He then proposed a question to me that obviously was loaded.
“How about a contest between you and me. We will watch each dog as it comes on the Competition field, and before the dog reaches the judge (40 paces), each will tell the score of the dog (0 to 100) before it has a chance to compete. We can bet five dollars a dog.”
I agreed, and the man was sure he was going to walk away with his pockets full of my money. What I did was to match the confirmation and temperament of each dog coming on the field with a matching score, and took the bet, almost every time.

Years ago I created a comprehensive evaluation and analysis to graph the Instincts, Drives, Temperament, and Disposition of any dog. Before we select any dog as a Psychiatric Service Dog, we first evaluate the Dog comprehensively, and because of our evaluation have a 100% success ratio with the dogs we train. We have also developed a breeding program, from trained Psychiatric Service Dogs that we have evaluated, bred, and raised and trained ourselves. These dogs have superior genetics because many are third generation PSD’S.

Scent DiscriminationBOB N ZOEY

The ability of a Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dog to smell the presence of chemicals produced by their handler’s body is invaluable. For 20 years now, Dog Wish has trained and placed Service Dogs for those suffering with neurological and physically related disabilities and disorders, caused by chemical and neuro disorders within the brains of our clients. Our clients are plagued with allergies, sensory issues, sensitivity to toxins, etc., that have caused critical neurological issues resulting in:

• Autism and Asperger’s
• Seizures, Strokes,
• Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders
• Hypertension, Bi-Polar, ADHD issues, etc.
• Allergies, reactions to Toxics, etc.,
• Traumatic Brain Injuries, Tumors, etc.

These physical disabilities are accompanied by specific smells from the chemicals created by the brain’s hypothalamus that our dogs can detect and respond to. Because this is so prevalent, and so casual in our clients, training our dogs for Detection, and Alert has become the major focus of our business.

Dog Wish purposely trains their Service Dogs to detect and alert prior to the incident. ZOEY TRACKING 1Our dogs are trained to smell every scent produced with and emanating from your body, and every energy being projected from your brain.

For instance, research by Judith Wurtman, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has focused on how certain foods alter one’s mood by influencing the level of certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Even though it is known that many other factors influence the level of these chemicals, such as hormones, heredity, drugs, and alcohol, three neurotransmitters—dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin—have been studied in relation to food, and this research has shown that neurotransmitters are produced in the brain from components of certain foods. Our dogs
are specifically trained to detect and alert to the smell of the chemicals produced by substances in their handler, and each dog is custom trained for their specific handler’s needs.
Earlier in his career Bob Taylor trained over 100 ground scent tracking dogs for National bob-herosand International competition, placing first place nationally, several times, with his self-trained German Shepherds.

A leading Neuro Scientist who was working with FEMA handling Disaster Dogs for the nation contacted me, and using my dogs and training, the late Doctor David Kelso, PHD, a Vice President of the American Red Cross and a Department Head for several Hospital Departments of Neural Surgery, was able to use my dogs to find:

• People stranded miles from town in 6 to 8 feet of snow, in -30% weather, lost and freezing. My dogs saved them before they were damaged. None of the other trained Police search dogs were able to even find their tracks.
• One person from a mental facility lost in a large hospital complex. The Police had searched for 8 hours before calling Dr. Kelso and couldn’t find the man. Dr. Kelso’s dog found him within minutes of arriving at the hospital.
• Four children kidnapped from different parts of America, in a house, just by walking down the street, a block away. The children were in a city Dr. Kelso had just arrived in to see his father. He was just taking the dogs’ for a walk when this happened. The dogs alerted to the energies and chemical smells of these kidnapped children in a private residence.

Dr. Kelso was diabetic and had seizures and the dogs detected his low blood sugar and the abnormal brain disorder each time he suffered an occurrence. Dr. Kelso documented their training and capabilities and used them in several states as Disaster, Police, and Service Dogs in hospitals.

*Assistance Dogs International recognized him, and his dog Casper was honored by them as the Top Service Dog in America, and by the Red Cross as the top Search and Rescue Dog in America. Dave gave all the credit to Dog Wish and my training. “I have trained at the top six schools for Police K9s and Search dogs in America, and have to admit that Bob Taylor’s Academy is by far the best I’ve found.” DR. DAVID KELSO, PHD. These dogs were no different from the dogs I am training for my clients, now, accept that I am able to do a more exact selection of each dog, to match each client more specifically, which makes all the difference for them.

Dog Wish trains K9s specifically to detect and alert to each client’s abnormal energy and body reaction activity before an actual seizure experience, often an hour or two before an occurrence. Dog Wish has also trained several dogs to detect the presence of toxics, food substances clients can be allergic to, and other disabling smells, and substances, and help their handler avoid them.


Dog Wish has been contacted several times now by families with air scent trained detection dogs that are being passed off fraudulently as Psychiatric Service dogs. Recently Dog Wish was contacted by a family that owns a dog trained at an Academy in the mid-west United States to detect peanuts, to keep their son who has critical allergies to peanuts safe from their toxicity. They purchased this dog as a Psychiatric Service dog for their son, and although the dog does detect peanuts, and is obedient, that’s it. The dog does not perform, nor is it capable of performing any tasks that a proper Psychiatric Service Dog should perform. It isn’t that kind of dog, and the uneducated staff at the Academy doesn’t even know the difference. There is a huge difference between a chemical detection K9 and a dog trained to be a Psychiatric Service Dog. There are several, critical factors involved in the training for a proper Psychiatric Service dog that are not present with a dog who is only trained to Detect and Alert you on a smell or substance.

This comprehensive science of advanced tracking and detection skills makes Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dogs invaluable, and only a few facilities in America have the knowledge, background and experience to produce one of these dogs properly. Dog Wish uses expert knowledge of “ground scent” tracking, which is harder to teach, but much more comprehensive than “air scent” tracking methods.

Brain Wave Sensitivity
“Billions of brain cells interact with one another moment by moment through a network MATT N BOWSERof interconnecting cells.” The ability of the brain to fire neurologically in a regulated, correct manner is what processes information in a complete though form, from one cell in the brain to another. It is an intricate processes that requires proper function of the “Purkinge” axiom, fiber, and cells to work. Inflammation and poor conductivity can block the neuro synapse from processing data, and the brain will not function, as in the case of those disabled by Autism, Alzheimer’s Syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, etc.

Our species has determined that Alpha brainwaves are masculine, and Theta brainwaves are feminine, and we literally suppress the use of the right side of the brain as inferior. Instead we strongly condition our children, use the school systems, and demand left brain activity and responses. Our communication and our education are based on Alpha activity. Our views on Science and Religion, Politics, and Society are all left brained. Therefore, our ability to understand and use our right-brained activity is greatly restrained, under-developed, and socially restricted.
Dog Wish Technology is changing the field of Psychiatric Service Dogs.
Having been focused on this field of endeavor, through extensive work with the entire spectrum of those disabled with disabilities, I have developed set of highly evolved exercises. These exercises use a positive approach that teaches Service Dogs to:
• Use their left brain as well as their right,
• Expand their consciousness,
• And increase their ability to communicate with humans.
We have found a process that stimulates the “Purkinge Axiom”, (the extension of thesasha n duke 6 central nervous system, located in every cell in the brain). This process wakes up their conscious mind, and teaches them to receive and process communication dynamically with us on our level.
This isn’t that hard, as our brain is harder to stimulate, works slower than the dogs’ brain does, and is more clumsy in its’ ability to receive and store information than the dogs’ brain. Because we have altered the process the brain uses through our left brain activity, we have grown lazy through the development of artificial technology that makes life easier for us every day.
For our dogs, after our training, it is an easy task to understand what we think and desire. They very effectively pick up on our thoughts and desires, and within 3 months can receive and respond to commands and desires we project from our brains without having to be told. According to Dr. David Kelso, PhD, we have mastered the art of teaching them to be “Brainwave Sensitive”.
The Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dog Program
• Since its’ inception Dog Wish has over 300 dogs in homes
• Dog Wish has over 100 pre-alert Seizure Dogs
• Dog Wish created the Dementia dog, Alzheimer’s Service dog program
• Dog Wish has become the Nation’s top PTSD & Anxiety dog supplier

For more information please call Bob at 760-662-3767, or email bob@dogwish.org

Detection Service Dogs for Allergens, Toxics, & Medical Issues, by Bob Taylor


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Our Psychiatric Service Dogs come to the handler as high-tech detection and alert machines, providing twenty four hour security for their handlers, and other they come in contact with.

Having been certified by numerous Universities for their Neurological Post-Graduate Studies, Dog Wish has, since 1998, become more and more fascinated with the brain, and it’s production, or lack of production, of chemicals and electro-sensory work with the body of each client we train one of dogs to work for.

The Neuro Predicament

“…there are over 100 billion neurons available to facilitate thought. Imagine then what a damaged brain must go through just to think properly.”

“Did you know that there are over 14,000 man-made chemicals added to our food supply in our country alone? These additives are not meant to be part of our natural nutrition. The sad thing is that our children are the ones that suffer the most because they are exposed to these substances from an early age. Our bodies were not meant to be exposed to the amount of chemicals and food additives that are being added to our diets. And one of the truly scary things is that scientist have no idea the synergistic effect of all these chemicals. Studies are just starting to focus on our chemical “Body Burden.” That is, the total accumulated chemicals in our body.

Research by Judith Wurtman, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has focused on how certain foods alter one’s mood by influencing the level of certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Even though it is known that many other factors influence the level of these chemicals, such as hormones, heredity, drugs, and alcohol, three neurotransmitters—dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin—have been studied in relation to food, and this research has shown that neurotransmitters are produced in the brain from components of certain foods.

“Billions of brain cells interact with one another moment by moment through a network of interconnecting cells.”

Our Response to the need

For 20 years now, Dog Wish has trained and placed Service Dogs for those BESS N FRIENDSsuffering with neurological and physically related disabilities and disorders, caused by chemical and neuro disorders within the brains and bodies of our clients. Our clients are plagued with allergies, sensory issues, sensitivity to toxins, etc., that have caused critical neurological issues resulting in:

• Autism and Asperger’s
• Seizures, Strokes,
• Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders
• Hypertensive, Bi-Polar, ADHD issues, etc.

Because this is so prevalent, and so causual in our clients, training our dogs for Detection, and Alert has become the major focus of our business.

Dog Wish purposely trains their Service Dogs to detect and alert prior to the incident. Our dogs are trained to smell every scent produced with and emanating from your body, and every smell being projected from your brain.

According to the late Dr. David Kelso, (a leading Neuro-Scientist, Doctor, and Legal Advocate,“the Director and Administrator of Several Mental Health Facilities, and Neurosurgery Departments for several leading Hospitals), “Dog Wish dogs are also trained to “tune in” and be sensitive to every energy produced by your brain. They are “Brain-wave Sensitive”.” David Kelso-June, 2006.

The ability of a dog to detect and alert to neurological and physical abnormalities and disorders in their handler is the most important, sought after, and valuable CODYNBAILEY2benefit that a dog could ever provide for you. “Fluffy” alerts daily when her handler is having trouble breathing, going into seizure mode, beginning the process to have a melt down, or doing something that may bring him harm. “Rocko” responds when Kevin is having a neurological disturbance, whether he is standing next to him, or 50 miles away from him. “Bobby” watches and responds the instant Zachary’s hypothalamus begins a meltdown scenario. A primary concern and function of our Dog Wish business is now training dogs for those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Syndrome, and our dogs are trained to tune in, in hyper vigilant concern, to their handlers, to insure their safety, at all times.


Recently Dog Wish was contacted by a family that owns a dog trained at an Academy in the mid-west United States to detect peanuts, to keep their son who has critical allergies to peanuts safe from their toxicity. They purchased this dog as a Psychiatric Service dog for their son, and although the dog does detect peanuts, and is obedient, that’s it. The dog does not perform, nor is it capable of performing any tasks that a proper Psychiatric Service Dog should perform. It isn’t that kind of dog, and the uneducated staff at the Academy doesn’t even know the difference. There is a huge difference between a chemical detection K9 and a dog trained to be a Psychiatric Service Dog. There are several, critical factors involved in training a proper Psychiatric Service dog that are not present with a dog who is only trained to Detect and Alert you on a smell or substance.

A Short History of Mt /detection Dog Experiencebob-heros
As a mufti-National Champion and World Champion Competitor, years ago I learned how to train Police K9s to detect substances, and actual criminals, using the Science of Police K-9 Detection. Using my knowledge of scent discrimination, I have been able to produce dogs that could detect and react to specific smells, alerting their handlers to dangers they were unaware of, and who are capable of following scent trails to search those smells out. *In National competition, I placed with the highest scores among all other competitors in America for 7 years.

After learning how to focus my dogs in on normal and abnormal energies in people, I also found that my dogs could detect the presence and electro-magnetic energy of a criminal, before they had the opportunity to commit their crime! The dogs learned to detect the intentions that a person had by focusing on their energy and responding accordingly, on a very high level. I used these dogs with Police, in public businesses, and private homes to alert to the presence of criminals, and saved their owners thousands of dollars in theft, and from battery, rape, and home invasion. I have also trained dogs to guard Islands in the Caribbean, and found that my dogs could detect a criminal presence that came on the Island and stop them, often before they came ashore.

In the early 2000s, I used that knowledge to train dogs for Search and Rescue to quicklysasha n duke 6 and effectively find children with developmental disabilities that had “eloped” (escaped from their homes or families). I combined this training with a new type of detection based on my knowledge of Police K9 training, and taught my dogs to become sensitive to the electro-magnetic energies produced by the brain that it would project out, and corresponding chemicals that their bodies would produce. Combining these sciences, I was able to produce dogs for Search & Rescue that would detect the presence of lost people by their smell AND their energies.

A leading Neuro-Scientist who was working with FEMA handling Disaster Dogs for the nation contacted me, and using my dogs and training, the late Doctor David Kelso, PHD, a Vice President of the American Red Cross, a Direcotr for several Mental Health facilities, and a Department Head for several Hospital Departments of Neural Surgery, was able to use my dogs to find:

• People stranded miles from town in 6 to 8 feet of snow, lost and freezing. My dogs saved them before they were damaged. None of the other trained Police search dogs were able to even find their tracks.
• One person from a mental facility lost in a large hospital complex. The Police had searched for 8 hours before calling Dr. Kelso and couldn’t find the man. Dr. Kelso’s dog found him within minutes of arriving at the hospital.
• Four children kidnapped from different parts of America, in a house, just by walking down the street, a block away. The children were in a city Dr. Kelso had just arrived in to see his father. He was just taking the dogs’ for a walk when this happened. The dogs alerted to the energies and chemical smells of these kidnapped children in a private residence.  Dr. Kelso was on call for Hospitals and Police Departments in several States, in Western United States.

Dr. Kelso was diabetic and had seizures and the dogs detected his low blood sugar and the abnormal brain disorder each time before he suffered an occurrence. Dr. Kelso documented their training and capabilities and used them in several states as Disaster, Police, and Service Dogs in hospitals.

*Assistance Dogs International recognized him, and his dog Casper was honored by them as the Top Service Dog in America, and by the Red Cross as the top Search and Rescue Dog in America. Dave gave all the credit to Dog Wish and my training. “I have trained at the top six schools for Police K9s and Search dogs in America, and have to admit that Bob Taylor’s Academy is by far the best I’ve found.” DR. DAVID KELSO, PHD. These dogs were no different from the dogs I am training for my clients, now, accept that I am able to do a more exact selection of each dog, to match each client more specifically, which makes all the difference for them.

Dog Wish trains K9s specifically to detect and alert to each client’s abnormal energy and body reaction activity before an actual experience, often an hour or two before an occurrence.

This gives the recipient time to seek medical attention and potentially resolve the situation before it occurs. It is excellent for times when the handler is sleeping and unaware of their potential dangers. In doing so I use scented clothing articles from their future recipient in tracking, detection, and general work with the client.

• Our clients actually claim that the amount and severity of their problems have greatly diminished, and in some cases resolved, since receiving and handling our K9s.
• They have been able to cut down or stop using many of their medications.
• They have become much more function able, and many have been able to resume their lives and independence.

Dogs see through their noses, not their eyes.

Dogs use their eyes as a radar, to detect movement, and sight in the object of their THE COWBOYsearch. They then switch to their nose to supply them with all the particulars. So, in learning to search out scented articles from their future handler, the dogs learn up to 100 particular, important details about that person at the same time.

Having been involved in the study of canine behavior for some forty years now with both domestic and wild dogs, locally, nationally, and internationally, I have been able to comprehend and inductively compile an understanding of how the canine brain receives, processes, and responds. This gives my dogs a much more comprehensive focus and ability to respond to my clients with a sensitive accuracy that is paramount and critical for the work I do.

The dogs’ comprehensive ability to detect, understand, and alert to chemical smells and abnormal fields of electro-magnetic energy is far superior to ours (50 to 100 times). It is one of the attributes I have used to create a far superior Service Dog for my clients. I use it to train my dogs in the fields of:

• Search and Rescue
• Toxic Detection, Alert, and Avoidance
• Pre-Seizure Detection and Alert
• Diabetic Low Blood level Detection and Alert
• Allergenic smells in people, objects, and environments
• Detect oncoming melt down disorders in the mind of an affected person
• Detect abnormal and potentially dangerous energies coming from a person with         neurological disabilities
• Detect incorrect thought patterns and intentions
• Detect harmful chemical imbalances

A Service Dog needs to be capable of walking into a room, feeling the energies, smelling the smells, detecting the needs of those present, understanding what to do, and responding correctly for each person.  Among the many benefits a Dog Wish Service Dog brings, these are the most fundamental and necessary.

The ability to Detect

This ability is the foundation for being a good Psychiatric Service Dog, and the most MATT N BOWSERimportant part of the process. Being able to smell what is going on in the brain and body of a handler makes these dogs invaluable. However, a “Master” tracking dog specialist must train them to do this. The capability to take the dogs’ raw natural abilities, and to then teach them how to focus them specifically on the body of the handler (or those around them) is imperative. Simple tracking training is by far not enough to make a dog capable of the critical work they must be trained to do.

Also, the ability to detect abnormal energies projected out from the brain of the handler or others around them is imperative. As a dog can be trained to go to a pile of gloves for an AKC trial and pick only that glove belonging to its’ owner, so a dog can be trained to smell and feel the accompanying energies that person is producing and projecting out around them. The body and the brain will work together to present a picture to the dog that they can comprehensively detect, understand, and respond to in a highly accurate fashion.

This ability also gives the dogs a capability to respond with passive protectiveness for their handler, on a level above that used by most Law Enforcement Departments and Agencies worldwide. This past year, I was retained to train a complete group of K9s being used to protect an elite private community whose demands were paramount. The dogs were all trained to do executive high tech Police work without ever touching a suspect. They could patrol, search, Detect, find, stop, guard, and transport a suspect without ever leaving a mark on them. They also, on command, could stop anyone, no matter what, intelligently and safely. Using my special techniques, my dogs provide superior performance and unmatched quality in their work. This is what the word “Dog Wish” has come to mean for hundreds of happy clients.

I have learned how to produce an uncanny ability and desire in a dog to stop, become SOC 2sensitive to, and focus on their handler. It is the most important thing a dog can do. My dogs get to the point in training where, when their furure handler is having a problem, living in a State up to 3,000 miles away, it affects the dogs. I have to call and speak with the parents of, or person involved, and find out if the problem they are presently having is the same as that indicated by their dog in training, all the time.  As a result, Dog Wish Service Dogs have:

• Gone through windows and broken down doors to get to their handlers when they are in danger or are having seizures.
• Have responded to their handlers when they are several miles away from them and the handler has an unusual neurological event.
• Have responded by barking, running in circles, and pulling the blankets off of family members when their handler is going to have neurological problems.
• Have physically stopped their handlers and pushed them into chairs before neurological events.

We train each dog with articles pre-scented by their handlers, which the dogs can search and find anywhere. We wear scented articles from their handlers. The dogs sleep on scented articles to get use to their new handler’s smell. When they meet, the dogs instantly bond and stay with their handlers because they already have been trained to know and respond to their smell. The emotional conditioning exercises we use with each dog insure our success.

This is a life and death effort that Dog Wish takes very seriously. No one should purchase a pre-seizure alert dog before conscientiously checking out the trainer, the dog, and making sure the dog will do the job for you. At Dog Wish we make sure of the details, and do this for you.

Bob Taylor, President
The Dog Wish, Inc.



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Agingcare.com has featured a story about a
Dog Wish Dementia Psychiatric Service Dog, named “Sam”.

Aging Care.Com
Joe Buckheit, Founder and President

Living in the same community as my parents and grandparents, as well as my wife’s parents and grandparents, has been a blessing. The experiences and stories that are shared with my children around the dinner table are priceless. With the passing of time, those conversations have changed. Aging has taken its toll on my family. At a 2008 family gathering, a conversation between my mother and mother-in-law turned to the reality that they were both transitioning into caregiving roles for their parents.

It was clear to both of them that things would get more stressful as their aging parent’s health began to deteriorate. They each shared that as their parent became more and more dependent on them for care, they were increasingly in need of answers and support. Sharing their experiences with each other was not only informative, but also very comforting.

It is from this exchange that AgingCare.com was born.

Canine Caregivers Change the Lives of Alzheimer’s Sufferers

Rick Phelps was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease over two years ago, at BOBNRICKthe age of 57. About eight months ago, an unexpected caregiver came into his life that changed his world completely.

“Sam’s done more for me than any medication could ever do,” says Rick Phelps, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease over two years ago, at the age of 57. “He’s taken me from a twelve [out of ten] on the anxiety and stress scale, down to a two or three.”

No, Phelps isn’t referring to some world-renowned dementia specialist—in fact, the creature he’s describing doesn’t even walk on two legs.

He’s talking about Sam, a spry one-year-old German Shepard who is part of a new breed of service dog trained to help people suffering from mild to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Prior to his introduction to his canine caregiver, Phelps couldn’t even go shopping at the local Walmart for fear he would get lost and not know which door to use to get out of the store. Now, with Sam at his side, Phelps feels more comfortable embarking on outings.
A vigilant protector

It took a while for Phelps to acclimate to his companion’s constant attention to what he’s doing and where he’s going.

After only having Sam for a few days, Phelps forgot something out in his car and moved towards the door to go outside and get it. The dog calmly positioned himself in between Phelps and the door, blocking his exit. “It’s like he was a layer between me and the outside—he wouldn’t let me out the door without him,” Phelps says.

To Phelps, it’s as if the dog is paying 100 percent attention to him, and he’s not far off. The training facility he got Sam from—Dog Wish, Inc.—coaches their service dogs to give 95 percent of their attention to their handler. The other five percent is devoted to making sure their surroundings are safe.

Alzheimer’s service dogs can be trained to assist their cognitively-impaired handlers with a variety of daily tasks, from alerting them when a stove is left on or an appliance plugged in, to helping them identify their car in a crowded parking lot, or their house if they get lost on a walk. These protective pooches are also conditioned to home in on their owner’s scent (Phelps had to send a trainer some of his old clothes so Sam could get used to his scent), enabling them to track an Alzheimer’s wanderer for miles.

One good deed leads to another

The chain of events that led Phelps to Bob Taylor, the founder of DogWish.org, a charity bookcover2that trains and sponsors service dogs for people with disabilities, was nothing short of serendipitous.

As a former law enforcement officer and emergency medical technician, Phelps was used to being active and helping people. But an early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis meant that he had to quit his job much sooner than he planned on.

No longer being able to assist people in his neighborhood frustrated Phelps, until he realized that his diagnosis had inducted him into a whole new community of people in need: Alzheimer’s sufferers and their caregivers.

Phelps created Memory People, a Facebook-based support and awareness group for people dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

A few months after he launched the group, a caregiver posted a question about how to find dementia service dogs. Having never heard of such a thing, Phelps did some research to help the woman with her query. He contacted Taylor to find out more information.

After passing along what he learned, Phelps didn’t think much more about the SAM22issue—until Taylor called him back a few hours later.

“He asked me if my wife was on board with me getting a dementia service dog—I was shocked,” he says. The idea of a canine companion had appealed to Phelps, but the price tag for the specially-trained pooches did not.

It turned out that a sponsor had donated the money necessary to unite Phelps with his furry friend. “It’s hard to thank someone who changes your life like that,” he says of the unnamed donor.

A powerful (and playful) puppy

Sam seems to truly enjoy his role as canine caregiver.

Phelps is constantly awed by the various ways Sam helps him with everyday tasks. “He’s so good, it almost makes me sick,” he says. For instance, if Phelps goes to bed without putting on his Exelon patch, the dog will come over and lick the spot where the patch is supposed to go.

Sam is still a puppy at heart though. When Phelps takes off the dog’s working vest, all he wants to do is play. The playful pooch is also a critical source of companionship during the day while Phelps’ wife, Phyllis is out working.

Sam has given Phelps the opportunity to lead an engaged and fulfilling life in spite of his disease, and he didn’t even know that service dogs for people with Alzheimer’s disease existed until he was contacted by that caregiver.

That’s why, when Phelps travels around the country conducting seminars and advocating for Alzheimer’s awareness, he brings Sam with him whenever he can. He wants to spread the word about the powerful impact these dogs can have.

Phelps believes everything happens for a reason and he is well aware of the vital role Psychiatric Service Dogthat Sam has played in helping him cope with an ailment that devastates so many families. “He’s not going to cure my disease, but he has certainly changed how I live my day-to-day life,” he says.

Anne-Marie Botek

Sam was found running wild in the desert near Palmdale California. His original owner felt he was a good dog, but he was too wild and stubborn to fit in to her home, so she put him on Craig’s List, and we answered her call.

After a 2 ½ hour drive we pulled into her driveway, and saw Sam. From the first moment, I know he was the dog for Rick. We took him out the first day to a restaurant, took pics, called and sent them, and from that day on he was the dog.

Training Sam was special, because at that time my daughter Amanda was with me, and we trained him together. Her special love and her superior training made Sam a truly great Service Dog, and we will always treasure the time he was with us.

Being able to place Sam with Rick was a special treat for us. Since then we have placed over 50 such dogs into home with clients disabled with Dementia, and each dog is a blessing.

If you are interested or need a Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dog call us at bobnsheps760-662-3767, or email me at bob@dogwish.org.

The Plight of Every trained Psychiatric Service Dog, By Bob Taylor, Founder, Dog Wish, Incorporated


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“Desperado” is a ballad by the Eagles, an American rock band, written by group members Glenn Frey and Don Henley. It first appeared on the 1973 album Desperado, and has later appeared on numerous compilation albums although it was not a single. The song “Desperado” was ranked #494 on Rolling Stone ’s 2004 list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one but I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin’ you can hurt you somehow

Don’t you draw the queen of diamonds boyARGUS 102
She’ll beat you if she’s able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can’t get

Desperado, oh you ain’t gettin’ no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home
And freedom, oh freedom, well that’s just some people talkin’
Your prison is walkin’ through this world all alone

Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time?DSCN1621
The sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine
It’s hard to tell the night time from the day
You’re losin’ all your highs and lows
Ain’t it funny how the feelin’ goes away?

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin’ but there’s a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you
(Let somebody love you)
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Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/eagles/desperado-lyrics/#jhkRdEzCr3BTxbtC.99

With tears in my eyes I am moved by the incredible words of this song, and the plight of the individual, expressed in excellent form that moves my heart. But more than that, I see the actual plight of every dog expressed in the words of this wonderful song. I love them all!
Dogs and their Self-Image
Most dog psychologists do not believe that dogs have a self-image. This is what I call temperament in a dog, and it is expressed through pack interactivity. It is obvious, when introduced to a pack of dogs, like we have living in our home, what the temperament of a dog is.

Recently we purchased a 4 month, 7 day old female silver Standard Poodle. She’s part of our plan to produce Shepherd-doodle dogs, as Service Dogs.
• On one hand they are hypo-allergenic
• On the other hand they have a working brain,
• They aren’t Lab or Golden, sometimes air brained & hypertensive
• They are balanced and Stable
• They will have strong drive,
• They will handle stress and adversity well
• They will be beautiful and appealing to the public
• You won’t spend months taking the hypertension and neurotic behaviors out of the dog

What are we doing to Poodles?!

We brought our new puppy into the patio, in front of our home, and instantly our bigFLUFNNO1 black stud dog, Heath, proceeded to walk up, and bite her. My wife as startled and angry, and couldn’t understand why I sat there and laughed, as we cuddled and loved our new baby. So I explained. “Heath can smell her pheromones, feels her energy, and sees her for who she really is. He knows who she is going to be, and is letting her know, right now, that HE is in charge, and SHE better fall in line.” I explained to her that “Liza”, our new pup, had a stronger temperament, and was going to be a dog to recon with. She was going to grow up to be “sharp”. Tucked inside this cute little bundle of silver fur, was a real dog, a working dog, which I saw in her Craig’s list picture, and why I called and spoke with her owners, and purchased her. She was what I wanted for our breeding program. It was a good purchase. Her temperament, (the combination of her instincts and drives, expressed itself in her pack behavior. (See my book Dog Psychology 101: the thinking dog, on Amazon. (It’s a Kindle book) We watched as the dogs introduced themselves to her, and how both of our dominant male Shepherd dogs bit her. Since that first day we have continued to watch her as she has adapted and molded to our pack of dogs, and grown with the family.
The point here is that Isis had a self-image the first day she came to us, was recognized by all the other dogs for exactly who she was that day, and responded the same way towards them. When it came time to feed the dogs, Isis growled at any dog that came near her bowl, and they all backed off. Now, nobody even questions her, or think about taking her food. At night when we pass out dog cookies, she sits with the pack and takes her cookies. The dogs have accepted her, and nobody challenges or bothers her. She knows who she is, and even with big Italian Mastiff Cane Corso dogs, she doesn’t back off or get worried.
She also knows where she fits in with the family. She knows the pack structure we BOB-CORY & DOGSshare, and where she belongs with each one of us. She knows how we feel about her, and what is acceptable and what isn’t, and doesn’t cross the boundary lines of acceptable behavior, after only one week.
What this displays is the fact that dogs have a very strong sense of self-image, of who they are, and where they are within the family pack structure.
Dogs have five basic needs: the need for attention, affection, discipline, food, and play. These needs are interconnected and each is as important as the other. Your dog is driven to meet their needs, and they will do so anyway they can. If they meet their needs by being obedient, performing to get your attention, affection, treat rewards, and play, they will.
However, if they for any reason feel inside that this behavior is not successful, they then will do things that will alter your behavior, and force you to give them what they want. Your job as their owner, handler/trainer is to make sure that you fulfill these needs for them, so that they don’t go around searching for things they can do that will force you to give them the attention they desire from you. Your dog doesn’t care how they get their needs met, they just know they have these needs and whatever they have to do to meet them, they will do. If that means tearing up trash, destroying prized objects in your home, eating the hose, getting into trash cans, digging up your flowers, etc., that is what they will do to get their needs met.
Unfortunately, if you don’t supply their needs in a positive way, and instead spend your MARTINA 1time yelling at them, punishing them, correcting them, and giving them negative feedback for their actions, your dog will internalize them, and begin the develop a negative self-image. They will see themselves as a bad dog who has to do these things to get attention. No matter why they commit the actions the first couple of times they do them, as an end result your pup will start to see themselves as a Desperado, and in doing so will see and feel a separateness from you.
We make a complete distinction in our training between instruction and correction. Instruction is applied for the welfare of each dog, teaching them how to become correct and acceptable, “in pack”. Correction opens the door to punishment and abuse. My trainers are not allowed to punish any dog with critical corrections that abuse and traumatize them.
Otherwise your dog will make distinctions that keep them safe from the onslaught of your abusiveness towards them. They will protect themselves by shutting down emotionally around you, withdrawing emotionally from you, and becoming mentally distant from you, so that when you abuse them it doesn’t hurt so badly inside. In doing so, you dog will respond this way because they have learned, accepted, normalized, and personalized this behavior.
• A good dog will do things for you, a bad dog will not do.bobby up
• A bad dog will do things to you, a good dog will not do.
• A good dog is a dog who does what he knows.
• A bad dog may know how to be good, but he does what he wants.

Behavior is a dynamic, living process, that exists in the mind of each dog, individualized, and specifically different according to the genetic potentials, and the personal experiences of each dog. Every dog has their own specific, particular, individualized behavior, the sum total of which makes them who they are.
• You must accept each dog for who they are.
No matter what you desire to teach your dog, ultimately it is who they are, mentally, emotionally, and physically, that determines who they will be, and how they will behave. A special part of owning each dog is enjoying their unique and special behaviors that produce their own particular identities.
Our Psychiatric Service Dogs are ANGELS amongst us. They put their whole hearts into sasha n duke 6serving us. They give their lives for our welfare. God Bless Them ALL.



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By BOB TAYLOR, President,
The Dog Wish, Incorporated

Our Psychiatric Service Dogs have become a major cause for problem resolution in hundreds of client/handler/owners. By connecting with one of our Certified Psychiatric Service Dogs, these lucky people have transformed their lives, loosing major disabling problems, and learning to live enabled, empowered, functioning lives.

We all have problems. It seems to be the fundamental nature of life in our universe. What do we do with our problems? By connecting to the fields of:

• medicine and pharmacology,
• psychiatry and psychology and therapy,
• science
• and religion,

You can learn all about your problems. You can learn:
• where your problems come from,
• how your problems exist,
• how to deal with your problems,
• how to control your problems,
• and how to function with your problems.

But, what you learn at Dog Wish can change your life forever, and teach you how sima n buddyto get rid of your problems, because we supply and teach you how to use, your ANSWERS.


But, what can you do to resolve your problems?

I don’t want to:
• learn about,
• know more about,
• understand my problems more,
• exist with,
• control,
• or function better with or around,
• or through my problems.

I want to get rid of my problems!JOHN,ARLA,NBESS

In order to get rid of your problems, you need an “answer”.

At Dog Wish, we have interconnected the world’s most rewarding and successful strategies, techniques, and life changing philosophies, and adapted them into our answers! We use the answers to train our dogs, and teach them to our clients.


I train dogs for people who are disabled by mental, emotional, and physiological problems that have altered their abilities to function, and caused great and critical trauma for them. These people have been to doctors, psyches, etc., and all heard the same reply to their questions. They come here convinced that there is NO ANSWER to their problem, and are hoping I can help them deal with their problems in a better, more successful way. When they instantly come face to face with living answers, they are simply blown away.

So, what are answers?Chris, Karen & treacher

Answers are:
• simple,
• easy,
• natural truths that work;

that’s why we call them answers.

There’s no such thing as a hard answer. An answer is easy. It has to be, to be an answer. Otherwise, it would become a problem. (Are you smiling yet, …funny, huh!)

The answers, when put into place, interconnect to quickly produce:kasey Cook

• peace,
• harmony,
• ease of stress,
• enjoyment,
• relaxation,
• love,
• and joy.

I love the answers!

Dog Wish is better because Dog Wish uses the answers.

The reason you will love your dog is because we used the answers to train them, so, when your dog performs, you will see and feel, experiencing the answers.

• At Dog Wish we don’t deal with problems, we deal with answers! The answers deal with the problems. So, while we are spending our time learning about, creating, and developing the answer, the problem goes away. The stronger the answer evolves, the weaker the problem becomes. Finally, as we use the answer, the problem is obliterated, so, when we turn to deal with it, it isn’t there.

So, what if there were no problems? There would only be answers! A lot of people live with their problems because no one ever showed them the answers, and how to use them. One of the most exciting and enjoyable experiences you will ever have happens when you connect these people to the answers. It’s like an explosion. It was there all along, but they didn’t know it. Now, suddenly, it is as visible to them as black and white. Many literally walk off, never looking back, and leave their problems lying in the dirt.

Now, I realize that some people thrive on problems. They need problems, so that they won’t have to deal with the answers. They want problems so that they can pretend there aren’t answers. When these people realize that our answers are greater than their problems, they simply go away. All that is left are people with answers, who are happy, content, and satisfied. Isn’t that one of your greatest goals in life? If it is, Dog Wish is for you! The following is a list of some of the answers you will find at Dog Wish.
ANSWER 1: INTENTIONS – The original answer DSCN1009

Experience – Emotions – Intentions – Decisions – Actions

I build behaviors. I came to realize years ago that trying to change someone’s problem behaviors is futile. The more energy you put into that endeavor, the stronger the problem behavior becomes. The only way to get rid of a problem is to recreate another behavior that the dog chooses and uses to replace it! The way to do that is to go through a Dog Wish Intention Redevelopment Program.

You have to:

• go through a new experience,
• feel the energy and emotion of that experience,
• create a new intention, designed to fulfill the needs of the dog that can bring rectification and resolution,
• and fortify that intention until the dog can make a DECISION to act, based on that intention.
• The new intention gives the dog the ability to meet its needs and desires with behaviors that at the same time meet the needs of their handler.


The smallest particle of matter in the Universe is a Photon, (scientists call them strings). pup in trainingThere is nothing smaller, or simpler. Everything that exists is comprised of gazillions and gazillions of Photons. (You, in your mother’s womb, through the power of your own intentions, formed a body using these minute particles of energy, according to your genetic blue prints.) We live and function in an environment filled with Photons. Everything you see is basically photons that have been fused together (by intentions) to produce a material substance.

Intentions are the foundational behavioral process that ALL behaviors come from. Through understanding and use of the dog’s Intention Process we are able to design and focus the way your dog perceives, understands, and reacts through focused styled behaviors, that gives them a multiplied ability to respond to your needs and desires.

The creation and development of an INTENTION is the key to building all behavior.

• First of all, Intentions are primarily a “stress release” mechanism that works naturally within your brain.
• Intentions are designed as the ANSWER to all the problems of behavior.
• Actions are actually post-thought, not even included IN the thought process. They are only a result OF the thought process.
• Therefore, trying to change actions is like concentrating on the problem, The answer is always found in the creation and development of an intention!

Learning to utilize the power of your intentions:Duke 3

• to focus (past in present),
• overcome (present),
• and become (future)

as YOU desire, is one of life’s greatest gifts! It is the answer to a myriad of problems, and at Dog Wish we are experts at helping others to create, strengthen, and use their intention building skills, to live fun, exciting, rewarding lives.
ANSWER 2: ENERGY – The power of life!

We are beings of energy. We have 7 specific energy portals throughout our bodies. Each portal has a distinct purpose and reason for being. Your dog is built the same way. These energy portals are a very important part of who you are. The way you use each of these portals to connect with the energies within and around you completely influences and dictates how you think and feel.

At Dog Wish we teach you how to understand and work with energy, in yourself, and in the connected environment around you, to produce a harmonious balance and functionality within yourself, as an intelligent, feeling being. It’s phenomenal! Being able to focus and use the energies in and around you gives you the power to make your life the way YOU want. Are you ready? Learning how to use energy to your advantage is a simple and great answer! Being able:AMANDA N  BOWSER

• to slow down,
• focus,
• move as an integrated part of the universe,
• in sync with life,

is wonderful. Being able to be sensitive and intelligent about the energies that you connect with and use to build your life, and to control what energies affect you, and how, makes all the difference in the world!

ANSWER 3: CO – The greatest concept in the/your world

Not a word at all, but a concept, these two letters stand out in a world that speeding towards the freezing regions of isolation and separation, filled with anxiety and fear, and shout, “you are NOT alone!”

The word “co” stands for connectivity, a bonding togetherness, the gentle warmth of love and acceptance; everything good and desirable that our world has to offer. In dog training we use commands to communicate and coordinate our efforts with our dogs. The word co means two (the co-efficient of); two individuals tied together with a common purpose, a common perspective, and a common goal. These individuals are unified by a bond, or “chain”, that binds them. That chain is positive energy. The “co” part of command shows us that the concept we are using here is one that works out of a team philosophy. To “mand” is to move forwards. Therefore we have:20121228091803-Tim_and_Kobe

• two individuals who have bonded together,
• are unified in purpose,
• and have chosen to move forwards as “one”.

The term command is an invitation, not a statement, or a demand, or a threat, but an invitation to work “in-pack”, as a team.

We believe in being “co”. “Co” stands for connection. We are intimately connected with our entire universe, from a sub cellular photon level and as far as there is a Universe, we are part of it, and it, is part of us. Everything we do is a connected, integrated effort. We live, breathe, move, think, and have being as a part of the Universe, and as part of our world. As a part of the whole we:sasha n duke 6

• cooperate,
• communicate,
• coexist,
• and cohabitate.

We share in unison with our world the blessings and curses that our world endures. Being a connected part of the whole, and not a disconnected, separated, self-existing being, we learn to live with the natural movement and exchange of the world. It is a more enjoyable life, that we are blessed to experience.
ANSWER 4: RIGHT – let’s get things right!

Humans are the only animals on the planet that are primarily left-brained. We work at it. SPENCERWe are taught and criticized to think and stay left brained. Going right brained is considered inferior, feminine (which, of course, means less than, demoted, not as good as), and is looked down upon by society. In a world which believes that the dominant survive, nice guys are losers and intimidation is better, and being aggressive is superior; being right brained is frowned upon. “What are you, an animal?” It is our sublime intelligence that has taken us to the top of the food chain. Why, look around you, and see the proof. Man is by far superior to other animals; or is he?

The fact is that being “right-brained” goes against the entire rest of the animal life, nature, and universally accepted trends on this earth. In becoming left-brained, humans, as a species of animal life, have been able to develop themselves and their “societies”, at the expense of everyone, and everything around them. We are destroying the world we live on, the universe we live as a part of, and ourselves, in the process. We are the worst thing in the universe. Our neighbors hate us! We are unbalanced, unstable, and incredibly dangerous, to our world, anything to and ourselves we come in contact with. I’m sorry for being so negative; it’s just the truth.

The greatest answer to our problem, found for centuries by “wise” individuals of our bobby upspecies, is to go “right-brained”. The Buddists call it meditation, Christians call it “being in the spirit”, etc. The fact is that, by going “right-brained” you unhinge from the chaos, anxiety and stress, and driving forces we are creating in our world, and simply stop. Learning to stop is one of life’s greatest releases. I have to also state here that people with developmental disabilities tend to be “right-brained”. That’s why I state that Autism is nature’s way of keeping us human. I believe that Autism is dominant, which the world’s leading scientists and doctors now agree with. Of course, that can’t be right, or people like our world’s top technological leaders, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Bill Meisner, etc., would have mentalities, altered by an autistic type of disfunctionality, which they all do.

At Dog Wish we teach our clients how to go “right-brained”, and everything we do from beginning to end is done in a healing, therapeutic, holistic manner, to produce positive, good, happy results, with each dog and person we work with. At the same time we have found a way to teach dogs to go “left-brained”, and meet us in the “middle” of our mentality. It’s wonderful!

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, in her book, MY STROKE OF INSIGHT, shares how she was able, as one of the leading Neurological Scientists in the World, able to recuperate from a disastrous stroke. The stroke totally decapitated her left side of her brain, and necessitated re-learning everything in her life, and she did it by going “right-brained”.

Following her instruction, and that of other leading experts in the field of Neural-Science, our instruction teaches you how to resolve your mental dilemmas using the natural, universal, proven methods other animals use, by going “right”. You will LOVE being right! As you learn to go right your anxiety, panic attacks, depression, mental pain and PTSD trauma, will go away. Going right, is right.

There are other answers we use at Dog Wish, but the main thing is that, we discover, NANCY & JEWELfortify, and use the answers to resolve our concerns. Because we use the answers, we end up happy, satisfied, and successful. It simply makes us better. We’ll be glad to share some with you, too.

This week on Moyers & Company Bill takes a look at technology and the impact it’s having on our culture and society. Our devices are not only changing the way we communicate and interact with each other, but also who we are as human beings. MIT professor Sherry Turkle has been studying the psychology of our relationship with technology for over three decades and is the author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other. At Dog Wish we strive to be real and experience life together. Our totally natural training, takes you away from the plastic world of technology, and shows you how to naturally connect yourself into the world of answers that you need.

By connecting with a Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dog, you are connecting with MATT N BOWSERthe ability to infuse your life with answers that make it capable for you to function, behave, and become what YOU want. We have NO waiting list, and are ready to help you NOW!

Just call Bob at 760-662-3767, or email me at bob@dogwish.org.

Hyper Vigilance and Psychiatric Service Dogs By Bob Taylor, President, Dog Wish, Inc.


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One of the most important and critical characteristics of a good Psychiatric Service Dog’s CODYNBAILEY2performance is their hyper vigilant attitude about their handler. Whether it is in the home, traveling, out in public, or wherever, the performance of a good Psychiatric Service dog will be evaluated and determined by their hyper-vigilance.

In the home, the trained Psychiatric Service dog needs to be concerned about the handler. They need to watch the handler, making sure they do not perform actions that will get them into trouble, and that they do the things that will instead that will be safe and keep them away from danger.

If you begin to suffer a neurological change that is potentially dangerous, your dog needs to pick up on it instantly, and after detecting the abnormality in your behavior, alert you, or even stop you from activities that could produce you harm.
I’ve had clients with PTSD who were prescribed new medications that caused them toMAX2NISA 2 start having seizures, and even though the dog was trained to handle one neurological set of needs, the dog immediately detected, alerted, and tried to protect the handler from the potential danger. The dog’s hyper vigilant attitude saved the handler from a potentially critical injury.
When out of the home the dog’s hyper vigilant attitude should continue, uninterrupted. In fact, the more distractions, the busier the traffic, the more intense the dog’s attitude should become. The dog should not:
• Be overly concerned with other people, or dogs
• Show timidity, fear, or become alarmed by noise or sounds
• Be overly concerned by changes in type of flooring
• Over react to people with odd energies
• Become distracted by unusual lighting
• Show fear towards people reacting with strong emotions

The dog, while working as a mobility dog, provides stability for the handler physically and psychologically, with an ever enduring presence that provides a barrier from stress, a bridge to connectivity, and a security that enables the handler to move through the maze of unknown anticipations, untouched, and unaffected.
It is the hyper vigilant focus and attitude of the trained, certified Dog Wish Psychiatric Service dog that empowers, motivates, and makes sure the handler is encapsulated in a protective presence making them able to function and perform as they need and desire.
Scent work
We start off our Dog Wish Service Dogs by teaching them to develop their skills in BELLA 30“ground Scent” tracking. Ground Scent is the hardest form of tracking to teach a dog. It requires a dog to develop their ability to smell scent in ground soils, and differentiate disturbed soil from undisturbed soil, grass, etc., We then take small samples of scented clothing articles, sent to us by each specific client we are training each dog for, and hide them for the dog to find along the track. The dog learns many things by searching out and finding their handler’s scented articles.
When the dog finds the scented articles, several things happen.
a. They learn their handler’s scent.
b. They learn their handler’s energy
c. They learn their handler’s personality
d. They emotionally bond with their handler through their scent
When the handler comes at the end of training the dog recognizes them instantly, and BUSTER TRACKING 1the bonding usually happens quickly. We can tell a difference in each dog as they acclimate to the scent of their future handler. Their personality and working habits “change” as they infuse their handler’s personality with their own, and connect with their handler energetically. It is a fascinating feature of their training that we have learned to be sensitive to.

Some months ago we observed a young female German Shepherd dog we were training for a client completely change. She ZOEY TRACKING 1transformed, and her personality completely changed, displaying behaviors she had never shown us before, becoming, as we later found, like her handler’s mother, who was going through critical mental disablement. When the family came and we worked with the mother it was obvious what had happened. The mother displayed the same exact behaviors, and then told us a story of how she was injured and had suffered critical mental disabilities because of her accident. The dog we were training displayed the same exact behaviors. It all became clear that by connecting with her future family through our scent work program, the dog was feeling the emotions of her handler, and reacting with similar behaviors, before they even met.

Energy Work
From the beginning of our training we teach each Dog Wish Psychiatric Service dog tosasha n duke 6 stop what they are doing, relax, and then to intensely focus on the handler. We usually train our dogs in large groups, teaching each dog on command to ignore the others, and focus their attention only on their handler. The methods we use to leash train each dog teach them how to focus completely on the handler, watching and focusing on them.
Using applied behavioral psychology, as contained in my book DOG PSYCHOLOG101: the thinking dog, we create a strong bond, and an intense focus between the dog and the trainer, which we transfer to the handler.
As the handler comes for training the conditioning intensifies, using the handler as the MARTINA 1focus of the dog’s attention, the dog quickly learns to synchronize with the brain waves produced by the handler’s energies. The two become an interconnected team, working together in unison, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

In Conclusion
Hyper Vigilant is a term that describes the attitude, focus, and responsiveness that our dogs bring to each relationship, which separates them from other “Service” dogs. It is a trait we seek out, work for, and admire in all our dogs.
Unlike other Service dogs that pick up pencils, push buttons, and open doors, our dogslogolargewhtbck are concerned about the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of their handlers. They watch over, and make sure that their handler is safe, happy, and functioning correctly. Their job is critical to the very life of their handler, and rarely a week goes by for us, without receiving a report about a Dog Wish dog either enhancing, or even saving the life of their handler, somewhere, across the Nation. We look for and cherish those reports. The dogs are simply invaluable.

For more information CALL BOB at 760-662-3767, go to http://www.dogwish.org, or email us at bob@dogwish.org.  We’ll make you glad you did!



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The following is an unedited Letter from a client we placed a Service Dog with earlier this year.
Daniel is my son and he has Autism, SPD, DPD and ADHD. Daniel’s processing disorder DSCN1620makes it very hard for him to go to a lot of public places. It has been a journey. A wonderful journey. For 7 years, my son would only use one bathroom, his! He wouldn’t even use the one in my bedroom. We had to take a couple trips and it was just awful for him. We would have to take him outside and find a place that was quiet for him to do his duty. If we had appointments, we had to schedule around when he would need to go potty. Daniel wasn’t able to talk until he was almost 7! He would cry if we tried to get him into a bathroom! We tried to make appointments very close to home so that if we had to take him home, it wouldn’t be too far!
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Noises, oh, every noise would just set him into a whirlwind. We don’t realize how many noises go on around us constantly. Children with Sensory Processing Disorder do! We bough him some headphones that they use at shooting ranges to help block out some of the noise. He can hear a train miles away and we have to listen very hard to try to hear it. If a bathroom vent is on, he will get a headache.

We had to take a trip to Florida in November. One of our older sons was getting married. I was very, very nervous about the trip! I knew that flying would be really hard on Daniel! It was! But, something magical happened on that trip that changed our lives and gave Daniel a miracle that we would have never expected!

We were very delayed at the airport and Daniel had his headphones on. He had tearsFAMILY DOG streaming down his face. He had to go to the bathroom. We went in and Daniel had a panic attack. He started to bolt for the door! There was a lady standing by the door with a service dog. She asked Daniel to come over to pet him. Daniel loves animals!!! She explained to me that the dog was in training as an Autism dog! We had NO idea that Autism service dogs even existed! The lady and the dog walked with us toward the stall and Daniel went in and used the bathroom!!! What an exciting, wonderful miracle that dog was!

We stayed in Florida for a week and Daniel used the bathroom at the cottage!!! We were in total shock! How could that dog get Daniel to do something that we had been trying to get him to do for years? The day that we got home, I started researching everything that I could about Autism service dogs! I called so many. I asked a lot of questions. I finally found Dog Wish!!! I talked to Bob for at least an hour if not two! I had read his website and when I talked to him, I just knew that we had found the right guy to bring a miracle to Daniel!

Daniel was matched up with a German Shepherd named Cowboy! I didn’t know much DSCN1621about German Shepherds, I was always a poodle girl! I talked to Bob often and he was so great about talking me through the entire process. I would call him if Daniel was having anxiety about something and Bob always had wonderful advice!

In April Daniel and I flew out to California to finally meet Cowboy, Bob, Kerry, Matt and Micaela! Daniel and I just fell in love with the team!!! We felt at home, we felt like we were part of the family!

When we drove up the driveway, I saw Cowboy lounging in the grass and I couldn’t park THE COWBOYthe car fast enough!!! I looked into his eyes and I was madly, head over heels in love with him already! He was my son’s miracle!!! We worked with Bob and his team to learn how to handle him and it was one of the greatest experiences!!! It was Easter weekend and Daniel and I would be away from our family. I had planned to have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with Daniel at the motel. Kerry asked if we would join them for dinner! It was awesome!

We have a rather large family! We have 5 sons that are 25-32 and our son that is 7 and our daughter is 6. We also have 5 grandsons!

Daniel’s world changed the day that he met Cowboy! He hasn’t had a meltdown!!! He gets frustrated, but, he handles it now! He uses public bathrooms, we can go see a movie, we can go to Jump Zone! We can go anywhere now!!!

Shortly after we came home, my husband was diagnosed with cancer and a very rare blood disease. It was devastating. Cowboy watches over him and makes sure that he is ok! The day that I had a breakdown and everything had hit me, I went outside and Cowboy came outside with me. I sat down beside the pool and cried my eyes out. Cowboy laid right beside me and he would put his paw on me to reassure me! I was exhausted, I hadn’t slept in a few days. I just laid down and Cowboy got under me and was my pillow. I fell asleep for a little while and Cowboy stayed right under me. He wasn’t going to move a muscle until he knew I was alright! What a buddy!!!

When Cowboy isn’t working, he is my Goober!!! He is so funny! He thinks he is a lap dog! He runs and fetches tennis balls and he loves squeaky toys!MAX2NISA 2

Cowboy distracts Daniel from noises! Daniel hasn’t worn his headphones since Cowboy came home! Cowboy will distract Daniel when he is getting frustrated or upset! Cowboy helps Daniel to concentrate on his schoolwork! Cowboy knows when anyone in the house needs them! He is the most amazing, funny, smart, wonderful dog in the world!

The timing was amazing! Cowboy has helped all of us! I don’t think Daniel could have handled his Daddy being so sick without having his Cowboy right beside him! We take my husband to radiation every day and it would have been a meltdown every day if we didn’t have Cowboy!

What is a service dog for Autism? A service dog for Autism is a miracle!!!HEAVEN

If you are considering a trained Psychiatric Service Dog, call Bob at 760-662-3767, or email to bob@dogwiswh.org.  Our website is http://www.dogwish.org, and we will be glad to help YOU!




“My name is Crys Worley and I would like to share MY experience with Bob Taylor and sasha n duke 6the Dog Wish foundation. My 11 year old son has autism and epilepsy. When he was 5 years old I decided that a service dog would benefit him through his challenging years to come. I saved for 6 years to be able to pay for my son to finally have a service dog. Although my ideal situation was to go to a trainer and have them fit a proper dog for my son’s needs, that’s not how the plan worked out. My son fell in love with a dog named Duke that was on petfinder.com. After a month of my son obsessing over this dog we finally drove several hours to the shelter to visit him. We ended up adopting Duke and taking him home. I had this wild and crazy idea that maybe I could have him evaluated and trained as my son’s service dog but after bringing him home I felt maybe he had too many issues for that to work out. Duke was not a nice dog and was very alpha over my youngest son who was 7 at the time we adopted Duke. Fast forwarding a couple of months, we flew Duke to Bob at Dog Wish.

Duke stayed with Bob for 7 months and we visited Duke twice in between. April 2013 we visited California for 3 weeks to train our family with Duke and brought him home. Fast forwarding an entire year there are several things to highlight. First off, we love Duke and he is one of the most confident and best dogs we have ever had! We currently have 3 large breed dogs so we are a very big dog loving family… Duke goes with us everywhere. We travel a LOT. Duke was on the road with us for 6 weeks summer 2013 in an RV. Duke has a bond with my autistic son that I’ve never seen before and he also has a great bond with my youngest son although he does not service my youngest. Duke looks like and mostly is a GSD but also has Husky in him which Bob identified within the first 2 minutes of evaluating Duke.

I had no idea, he looked like a GSD to me. Duke had to go to level 3 training whateverDuke 3 that is, in order to become the good dog he is today. Duke has a heightened sense of knowing what’s going on and how to assess the situation. For instance, my son was in the ER for falling and hitting his head. Duke jumped on top of my son while he was in the hospital bed and barked excessively. The doctors were annoyed and I had no idea what was wrong with Duke because he has never acted like this. Minutes later my son had a seizure episode. After that Duke calmed down and took a nap next to my son. The doctor said “is Duke a seizure dog or just an autism service dog, I think he was just trying to tell us something.”

Duke has become a service to the entire family not just a service to my oldest son. Once I was in Best Buy shopping with Duke in hand and my boys running around the store. Duke jumped on my shoulders and started barking in my face. The manager of the store came over and said to me “your dog has to stop barking or you need to leave”. I had no clue what the deal was or why he wouldn’t stop jumping on me and barking in my face. Finally I sat down and he stopped. Shortly after I started feeling dizzy and my heart started skipping beats. I can’t explain it but I feel like Duke was alerting me to sit down. Over the past 8 years I have had 5 open heart surgeries as well as a few minor surgeries that were heart related. The only thing I can think of for Duke’s behavior is that he sensed something changing in my body. I went to the cardiologist a few days later who put me on medication to regulate my heart beat. We have now had Duke back in our home for almost an entire year. He has shown protection skills twice since having him back. Once was in Arkansas.

We were broken down in an unsafe area and Good Sam sent a “mechanic” to fix our RV. Had it not been for Duke we would have been raped and robbed. The mechanic was on crack or something and Duke herded the kids into a group around me and backed into us then growled at the man warning him not to do anything stupid. Long story short it took the man 3 days to tell us that a wire in the alternator came unplugged… He came back to our RV a total of 7 times over the 3 days. He had 1-2 additional sketchy men with him each time and Duke would not let any of them near us. I was a single female in an RV with 4 kids and a dog. Had Duke not been there, I have no idea if I would be here to type today. The second instance where Duke showed protection skills was late at night while we were coming home from dinner. We lived in a loft downtown and a group of men were approaching me and my kids asking for Money. Duke was on a leash going potty and as one of the men started to cross the street and come toward us Duke barked a few times and backed into us while growling. The man dropped a bottle of alcohol and ran while the other men turned around and walked the other way.
As far as Duke servicing my son on a daily basis, we would not be able to make it without Duke.

He calms the storm in our lives and helps my son with behavioral problems before they become a problem. He helps my son in social situation by being a conversation starter for him helping him talk and have conversations. He helps me as a mom raising a child w autism… I too need a shoulder to lean on that isn’t human. He senses my frustrations and has the gentlest approach to tell me to “settle down”.
I could list hundreds of ways he helps our family as a whole and hundreds of ways that he helps my son who has autism. Bottom line is I have never had an uncomfortable situation with Bob Taylor or felt threatened. I have also never felt that my dog was in danger. Otherwise I wouldn’t have left him with Bob for so long! This is not bob Taylor typing, you can google me. I’m a public figure in the autism and skateboarding world and had no connection to bob before using him as our trainer other than contacting him from another autism parent I had met. I have no personal gain from posting this message.

The way my son with autism reacts when something doesn’t go his way or isn’t in the 2013 LOGO 2order he needs it to be. He explodes or becomes frantic. Persons with mental instability need persons with mental stability to often times be their voice and help them reason with themselves. I understand how a dog cannot be a “fit” for a person. Telling the truth without exaggerating is important no matter if it’s positive or negative. I am happy to go further into detail about our positive experience with anyone interested in contacting me. Just google my name and it will lead you to me… Thank you! Crys. Worley.”



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The dog training process necessary for working with anyone affected by Neurological Disabilities requires highly complicated and highly individualized methods in training to create a Psychiatric Service Dog dedicated to that individual alone.

Part of the success we are experiencing at Dog Wish with our clients is that, because ofMATT N BOWSER the potential we have through our dogs, we are able to work from the inside out, instead of working like others, from the outside in. We don’t help you to mask the effects of your disorders, we search for the causes, and help you overcome them. We succeed! We have many clients who have completely transformed their lives, function the way THEY want, and are very happy, as a result of our training.

1. It is imperative to understand the physiological causes of the disorders affecting the brain and the body of each individual client for whom we train a Service Dog. These are the causes of the disabilities addressed through the Service Dog and its training. Without a proper understanding of the disabilities as well as their causes, the trainer cannot understand how to properly train the Service Dog.
2. The trainer must then strategize how to address the resulting behaviors that affect the individual and then train the dog to manage those behaviors, which is the goal of training a Psychiatric Service dog. By law, each Psychiatric Service Dog must be trained to perform several (3) tasks that are essential to the well-being and functionality of the handler. We train the dog to do many more.
3. Keep in mind that each individual is affected differently by his impairment, and to a different extent in a number of areas, resulting in widely varying arrays of behavioral disorders that need to be addressed individually, even though they may be included under the umbrella of a specific disability type, such as the Autism spectrum disorders (which now includes Asperger’s Syndrome) or dementia (which includes Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, vascular dementia, Pick’s Disease, and so forth).
4. For this reason, Dog Wish requires videos and an ongoing history of events with each client we train a dog for. An in-depth understanding of the actual, specific, particular behaviors we are dealing with in each client we train a dog for is essential to complete a training plan.

Trainers often rely only on the therapeutic behaviors in the natural dog to offset and counter these behaviors. This type of dog, though often sold to the client as a Service Dog, is called an “EMOTIONAL SUPPORT” dog. Emotional support dogs are not legally considered service dogs, and increasingly they are being singled out by public and private businesses as fraudulent, and justifiably denied the public access to which true Service Dogs are given.

After specialized Dog Wish training, the “natural dog” retains its inherent abilities, but is enhanced by:

1) Matching its metabolic processes to the needs of the recipient,RADAR 3
2) Developing thought processes similar to those found in healthy human brains, i.e.,
3) Superior problem solving skills, and
4) Dedicating its attention and priorities to the care of the recipient/handler over its own wellbeing.
5) The dog’s natural affinity for bonding with human beings is used to dedicate each dog to its recipient/handler.

The Dog Wish dog is a superior, hybrid being, part dog and part human. Dog Wish is unaware of any other dog training program in the world that could match a Dog Wish dog.

1. To accomplish the incredible changes described above, first each dog must receive its own program of behavioral modification. Each dog also has its own personality based on THE COWBOYits own mental processes, abilities, and disabilities, often genetically passed through its parents. In order to act as is needed, to function as a proper Psychiatric Service Dog, it is necessary first for that animal to progress through its own program of behavioral modification:
A. It is taught how to stop, receive, understand, focus, follow, and respond to the brain and body of its handler.
B. The dog’s individual levels of (by human standards) hypertensive behaviors are modified, so that “on command” it can become emotionally balanced and serve as a “counter” balance to the emotional disorders of their handler(s).
C. The dog is taught to respond to the brain wave energies being projected out from the recipient/handler.
D. The dog is taught to respond to the normal and abnormal scents and odors the handler’s body produces as he is stimulated by the brain and central nervous system.
E. It learns to understand and associate the corresponding behaviors that go with the energies and smells the dogs is detecting, and respond correctly to each one.
2. These may be considered the individualized or dedication “tasks” a Psychiatric Service Dog must learn.
3. Each dog must learn how to use and apply its training for the benefit of the handler. In so doing it learn what we call “tasks” to be performed appropriately, as they are needed.

Dog Wish believes that no other program can claim and substantiate its claim to produce such dogs. Nevertheless, Dog Wish would be honored to receive clients from other training programs that recognize clients with a need for Dog Wish dogs.


How does the brain function?
The proper brain functions using both “hemispheres” to operate. It is said that Albert sima n buddyEinstein, the great genius, had twice as many neuro-synapse passages connecting his left and right neuro-hemispheres as the normal person. In other words, his brain was feminine. Women have brains constructed with twice as many neuro-synapse passages as men do, which causes them to “think” differently. In both the ancient Chaldean and Biblical manuscripts they said that God first created a man, and then came down and created a second man, who was better, and had a greater capacity for intelligence. We know this second person as woman.

Hi! My name is Tia. Mr. Taylor has agreed to let me read his blog and comment occasionally because I have dementia myself, and he thinks he should let my views be known, too. If he’s a smart guy, and I think he is brilliant, he will read his own blog from time to time and find the truth in my fine print.

Here’s my first comment. I don’t get the leap that Einstein’s brain was feminine, but hey, if he wants to believe that, why would a woman want to let him know otherwise?

This makes the point that the proper brain uses all of its capacity to produce thought SAMSUNGand behavior.
• The sequence for proper thought encompasses both the left and the right hemispheres of the brain in a complicated process, the end result of which is a “thought”.
• The average person has some 3,200 thoughts a day.

We don’t really know how many. Some say 100,000. I only know mine goes faster than that, and I have dementia! — Tia

• The normal thought is the end result of thousands of neuro-stimulations, focused and developed through the brains hypothalamus.
The hypothalamus works from memory, somewhat like your computer, organizing and repeating previously learned strings of data, which it uses to build your behaviors.
• Each thought is like a symphony of music composed by a great composer, like Beethoven or Mozart.
• The brain, working at 50,000 words a second, far too fast for us to comprehend, compiles and orchestrates all the particles of stimulated electro-neuronal data into a single thought.
But many of our thoughts are not in words and go much faster.

• Each thought, therefore, is multi-faceted, and very complex. Each thought is designed and structured to produce a single, or multiple, result(s).

*Therefore, Dog Wish’s work actually affects things on a sub-cellular atomic level, re-organizing, and constructing thought processes, and then behaviors, in both our dogs and our clients.

How the Brain Works
Having read dozens of papers by doctors and students of the brain and how it works, I AMELIA AT SCHOOL 2have found a favorite, written by Tania Lombrozo, (http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2013/12/02/248089436/the-truth-about-the-left-brain-right-brain-relationship). In her article Tania combines much research and study on the brain to produce a unified, holistic model which can be used as foundational for neuro-construction on a practical level we can enjoy.

We were visited by a family the past four days who have a Service Dog, trained to help their daughter with her seizure disorders. The father brought her and their dog, and they stayed for four days, working with us on their dog.

The dog, a Golden Retriever and Labrador mix was sensitive, loving, and enjoyed the work, performing very well. However, she over reacted to the presence of other dogs, and responded aggressively. She also became very distracted by any ball being thrown or used around her, which was never mentioned,
Because it was so engrained into her personality that the family just thought it was a normal part of her personality they had to accept and live with.

I watched the two work their dog, and she seemed fine with them. However, when any other dog came near her she tensed up, ready to attack, and became difficult to handle. She was not like this when we she was placed with this family. We worked with her some more around the dogs, and she became less reactive and more comfortable. Within three days she stopped the aggressive behavior and remained responsive and controlled, even when other dogs were three feet from her.

The first thing I noticed was that the family was “handling” their dog, and not “training” her. This is a common mistake, made by a lot of owners. I explained this to them, and helped them understand how to change their routines. They were relying on the training we had put into the dog and simply walking her. I showed them how they should be more effective:

• Teaching her to stop and cut her drives, just relaxing and sitting next to them.JOEY11
• Getting her to focus on them alone
• Learning to really communicate using their hands and vocal instruction to get 50% more attention from her
• Using their leash properly, to produce proper focus and attention only, and not to lead their dog around like it was a pig.

We worked for three sessions, and then loaded up the dog and went to the park. It was great; there were other dogs, a couple of groups engaged in soccer, and people playing catch with baseballs. The dog instantly engaged her drive, didn’t listen, and was not interested in us at all. I took her leash and started doing the same training I was re-training them to do at our facility. Within five minutes, the dog worked just like she did at the facility, ignoring everything, and paying complete attention only to me.

This was an amazing experience for them to witness. They were shocked at how well the training worked on their dog. I them had them do the same thing, and in 15 minutes their dog was responding to them, just like it did me. We went to lunch. They were very excited to have learned how to take control of their dog’s behavior, in a way they hadn’t experienced before.

Even though they had done training at our facility, seeing how the training worked in the midst of all the distraction in the park made them realize how important, relevant, and effective our training was, and how important it was for them to use it.

They were at our facility bright and early the next morning and immediately went to work training their dog. They came to me with questions, and I fed them answers, demonstrating each one with their dog. They worked their dog closer and closer to the other dogs, normalizing her aggression, which was based on fear and insecurity.

We got her from the breeder at three months. At first, she was a little shy and the other AMANDA ET ALLpups in her litter picked on her. So we separated her and put her with loving dogs. However, she was already traumatized from experiences in the litter and was not real secure around other dogs.

Both her aggression and ball drives, however, quickly came under control, and the owners, realizing their mistakes, which had been pointed out to them before several times, now were ready to change their handling and training mistakes and keep the dog focused, responsive, and correct for their needs.

Sometimes a dog may have a problem, but their age and maturity might not be ready for them to deal with it. The same thing applies to the owner/handler. A handler needs to experience the dog, and when the time is right, correct the troublesome behaviors.

In this particular situation everything worked right for everybody, and they were all very happy. Instead of using stronger instruction, we became more focused, communicable, and sensitive to the dog, and the handlers, and it worked beautifully for everyone. Understanding, learning how to use the training to focus, communicate, follow through, and love the dog, worked great for them.

The problem is, people who are disabled can’t really put their dogs through training.

The dogs have to first be trained to work correctly for them, because they have mental bobby upand psychological problems that interfere with their abilities to function correctly for themselves. Therefore, if the dog doesn’t just perform as they need, nobody is going to help fix that dog. People expect the dog to come “trained”, like a dog in the movies would act, and they aren’t ready to face the fact that the dog they have might have mental or emotional problems that need help as well. Often, it is the mental and emotional state of the dog that makes them a good partner for their handler. If they share the same problems and disabilities, they bond even closer.

In this case, the handler was disabled with brain injuries, so that her left side of her body was not as functional as her right side. As a result she was prone to seizure behaviors. Normally, without distraction, her dog worked with and for her, but when distracted she couldn’t control the dog without a lot of problems. At the same time, taking her dog out to play ball was a favorite activity. So, we resolved the problem by having her put a ball in her pocket, and the ball attracted the dog to her.
When the dog was distracted, she could take the ball out, show it to her dog, put it away in her pocket, and it helped her maintain control and attentiveness with her dog. Luckily, her father also worked the dog with her, and once he understood how to control the dog with our training, the dog’s performance under distraction was very good.

Another client sent her dog to us for training. She had PTSD and broke her ankle, whichMAX2NISA 2 stopped her from walking and working her dog for some months. Her dog, as a result, started to develop hypertensive behaviors, and she felt she had lost control over her dog, so she sent it back for more training, and then came out herself in a couple of weeks to learn from us as well.

The problem was that she had needed the dog so badly to help control her PTSD, which the dog did masterfully, that she treated her dog like a “baby”, didn’t make the dog obey, modified its training, used a different collar, and the dog, who really was a match for her in many ways, took over the relationship.
When this woman first came to us, her PTSD was so severe she wasn’t ready to take on training her dog, and really just needed the dog to help her. She needed to take the dog home and handle him for some time while she normalized and gained the ability to be a better handler.

When we picked the dog up at the Airport Freight Office he was scared, defensive, over sensitive to touch, and ready to fight us for control. The dog, when stressed, became aggressive, and if you went to touch his body or tail would snap. In the following weeks, the dog normalized, learned to be handled and touched, re-learned to be correct around other dogs, the public, kids, puppies, and our home. She came out to see her dog perform correctly like he did when she purchased him, and she was delighted. We then had her work with several dogs, learning to handle and use our training techniques on a higher level that was appropriate for her. She is very happy, and her PTSD is under control.


As is the case of many neurological disorders, the brain of the affected individual, starts to lose its ability to use the neuro-synapse connections necessary to transfer information between the left and right hemispheres, and as those connections erode, the person starts to lose the ability to use the cognitive, rational features contained in the left side of the brain. As a consequence, the brain shifts to the right hemisphere, and re-wires itself in the right hemisphere. The affected person loses memory, speech, and complex thought abilities. As parts of the brain become corrupted, the person being affected lives more and more of their life using their right brain hemisphere.

I understand the brain differently, based on my years of reading about it. When the brain sasha n duke 6is not fully integrated, it functions less well. I do not believe all function happens on just one side of the brain. However, Mr. Taylor’s point is that when people lose the ability to use both hemispheres and lose language and logic, it may function much like the right brain alone.

One of the problems of working and care giving for one of these individuals is that once they see how their disabilities affect you, they also choose to use them to control you. People with Autism and Dementia tend to stay right brained:

• To protect themselves
• To manipulate you to give them more attention
• To fool you into doing what they want you to do
In so doing they use their disability against you to their own advantage. Because using their left brain features is harder, they tend to stay right brained more than they should. Not apologizing for my comment, they are disabled, with brains that are not fully functioning and not correctly functioning,
which gives them the right to misuse you and enjoy themselves as the can a little.

Mr. Taylor, sweetheart, do you think even for a second that having brain damage is enjoyable in any way? Consider yourself warned!

I have a colleague who has dementia and is a strong sounding board for me. She FLUFNNO2doesn’t hold back letting me know what it is like on the “other side” of the disorder. To her, it isn’t a left-right problem, it is a total brain disruption problem, and people need to have much more sensitivity for those surviving and attempting to overcome the problems caused by their disabilities.

Now you are listening. Your heart is good. I knew you would come around.
My primary reason for this section of my blog is to point out that dogs use their right-hemisphere of their brains, and have to be taught to go left. However, as pointed out in specifics in my book “DOG PSYCHOLOGY 101: the thinking dog”, they are in many ways unusually intelligent and very capable of learning, adapting, and building a rational, thoughtful mind that communicates dynamically, and understands beyond our abilities.

Likewise, a trained Psychiatric Service Dog has the ability to understand, communicate, and provide a partnered caregiving experience for those who are neurologically disabled that is beyond our human capabilities.

Therefore, through our understanding of the brain and how it functions, Dog Wish produces uniquely superior Psychiatric Service Dog for people with several different types of neurological disorders and disabilities.

Having received several post-graduate Certifications from Boston, Duke, John Hopkins, Bob TaylorUniversity of Tasmania, etc., and performed hundreds of field studies to confirm and document our results, we are ready to help you too. For questions and concerns, call Bob Taylor at 760-662-3767, or email me at bob@Dogwish.org



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Several years ago the Seacker family brought their son Jacob to Dog Wish to get help dogwishlogotransbkfor him. Jacob has Asperger’s Syndrome, and at his young age had been beaten, urinated on, and sexually assaulted and abused both at his, and at his Autism Day Care Center. He was questioning himself, and his self-image was destroyed. We hooked him up with our dog, Thor, and for the next several years they were a wonderful team. We now are training his second dog, Jasmone, and Jacob is getting ready for College.

Jacob Saecker and his dog Thor have now gone to school together, full time, for several years, to different schools, and never had a single problem. Watch their video: Jacob & Thor on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7s1fjDFQkk&feature=plcp.
We are viewing an approaching change of incredible proportions with Educational Institutions and School Districts across the Nation as they address the social phenomenon created by the massive increase in the numbers of children being born with Developmental Disabilities.

What we are experiencing on an epic scale has the ability to change humanity. Many scientists actually believe that mankind has entered into a new phase of evolution; that something has awakened in man that has been dormant for a long time. Others believe that man has reached a point in their development where they are going through a regression. Whatever, weather these developments show a dominant or a recessive trait, are part of a universal strategic theme for mankind, or just a fluke happening that we are experiencing, Autism, Dementia, Seizure disorders, etc., are a fast growing part of the present experience for mankind.

In fact, the leading Universities in our World, dealing with research on this subject, made a statement in June of 2012 that the true ratios for those with developmental disabilities and disorders is much HIGHER than previously reported to us. Instead of 1 in 150 boys and 225 girls, it is actually more like 1 in 27 boys and 54 girls, and growing at 12 to 17% per year.

Because I have been and am active in training and placing trained, Certified Service DogsCaleb & Duke101 in schools with child handlers, all over the United States, I have had the opportunity to see first-hand different classrooms with young children (kindergarten through 5th grades), across the country. I have been able to watch these children as they interact with our trained Service Dogs, and see how they are affected. The affect in every case is wonderful. Teachers who have our dogs in their classrooms have noted that:

• The ability of the students to settle down and study is greatly approved.
• As a result, they have noted that the performance of the children in these classes is up 15 to 20% since the dog came to their classroom.

Of course, our dogs are trained to be sensitive to the different scents, and projected brain energies, in each child. They are slow and sensitive, without hypertensive nervous energy, and trained to focus on each person, absorbing their individual sensual data. Because of this Dog Wish Service Dogs are more approachable, responsive, understanding, and capable of being what is needed in each case.

However, because this is a new and unregulated science, based on:

• higher levels of communication
• and sophisticated psychology,

Of course, unless it is done correctly, supervised intelligently, and used with discretion, you could run into problems. I would like to say that of all the experiences I know of with Dog Wish Service Dogs that have been allowed to accompany their handlers in school, full time, the only problems that have occurred in the past 6 years, so far, have been:

• Caused by ignorant outsiders, who didn’t understand what they were doing,
• And jealous parents who have gone out of their way to cause problems themself

This doesn’t mean that there aren’t problems. This biggest problem is that, even withSAMSUNG the new ADA Laws, which specifically state what a proper Service Dog is, and how they perform, the fear, anger, and self-absorbed attitudes of those in Administrative positions in many schools and School Districts who are:

• Eager to keep the status quo,
• To fight change, and
• Assert their misguided authority on vulnerable parents who need their help.
Because of the poor attitudes of many, over 2/3rds of the parents of children with neurological disabilities and disorders are not happy with how their children are being treated at school. To many, sending their children to school has become no more than a supervised day care situation, where the children learn very little if anything.

It is sad to have to admit that the majority of families with children who dealing withbobby up Developmental Disabilities have chosen to “home school” their kids. They have made this decision as an alternative to leaving them in a system that isn’t designed, capable, or honestly trying to meet their needs.
I’m proud to say that in the past six years I have been retained to work with a number of the schools that ARE not only allowing Service Dogs to attend full time with their handlers, but also are involved with me in programs to use Service Dogs to help their students, as a part of their progressive response to the needs of this community. Participating in these programs is an amazing and wonderful experience for everyone.
1. Often the dogs affect not only the performance of their handler, but of the whole classroom, raising performance from 15 to 25%.
2. The dogs also become an asset to all the children in many ways, alerting to the neurological problems in the children around them, and helping to provide a more wholesome, sensitive, and enhanced learning environment for everyone.
3. It is a worthwhile opportunity, and can bring positive change, and optimistic hope.
Administrative problems
Many schools do respond defensively in the initial, denial, or rejection stages of this progression, and when initially approached by parents, with traditional, ignorant comments, already covered under the ADA Federal Laws and Regulations.
However, this is just as ineffective for them as the hyper-vigilant attitude that many parents bring with them to IEPs, (not judging or criticizing any parent trying to help their child…me too!).
In some cases we had to take the School District to Superior Court, which took timeDSCN1621 and money. It is best to try to understand them, and work with them. Many do, and some in time, with our help, see things the right way. Over the process of time, many local School Administrations are becoming more intelligent and responsive to the needs and requirements of students disabled problems caused by Developmental Disabilities, disorders, etc.
However other schools go the wrong way. They actually set disabled children AND their dogs up:
• Putting stress on them
• Setting them up with improper classroom seating arrangements’
• Subjecting the dog to situations that cause them stress and anxiety
• Expecting handler performance from disabled children that they cannot handle
What is most important for you to understand is that the ADA requirement for a Service Dog is that, a Service dog must supply at least three necessary functions for their handlers, which the handler cannot supply for themselves, because of their disabled condition, and will need to function at school. Being an emotional support dog is NOT one of these functions, but is the function of a Therapy Dog. So, if the organization training your Service Dog is training them to supply emotional support, they AREN’T training a Service Dog for you. The functions the dog does provide for you must be clearly spelled out for the School to approve.
This letter explains how our Dog Wish Service Dogs are trained, and why they are capable and necessary for use in Public School. Dog Wish is working with families and School districts in several States throughout America today, and is getting Dog Wish Service Dogs accepted into their local Schools.


A family came to me 19 months ago, referred by the Inland Empire Regional Center, to20121228091803-Tim_and_Kobediscuss the possibility of getting a Service Dog for their son, a 14-year-old boy, with acute anxiety, who had suffered tremendous emotional problems at school. He quietly came with them, just there, non-participative, and like he was just waiting for the interview to be over, so that he could go back to the nothingness he had come from and forget he ever came. He didn’t expect anything from me, and didn’t want to put himself in a position to receive anything either. I’ve been with kids that were severely beaten by gangs, tortured, and abused many times, and they all feel the same way. This kid had been beaten down, over and over, by someone who didn’t want him coming back.

His family was poor and struggling, obviously had been like that all his life. He just sat there with his head down, staring at the ground, while his mom explained that he’d been like this since one day when he came home from school, and had never spoken since. Come to find out, he had several experiences at school that had all but destroyed him. I didn’t want to believe that, and when I found out, first hand, that it was the truth, I was furious. However, right then I had to make a decision, and I did. I had my staff bring out a female German Shepherd from my kennel that was looking for a handler.

She was a very nice, special, loving, good dog that was looking for someone that could CODYNBAILEY2see that, and accept her as their dog. Her name was Billy, and she was about the sweetest dog you could ever want. We brought her out, and sat her next to the boy. He didn’t move, didn’t reach out and pet her, and didn’t acknowledge her. She lay down by his side and I put her leash in his hand. “This is your new dog.” I told him. “You can do whatever you want with her, but nobody is going to take her away from you, ever,” I told him. His family was very excited. No one had ever done anything like this for them, and they realized I had just chosen for them a precious, special dog. After a few minutes they got him to get up and take the dog for a walk. Ten minutes later he came back, sat down, reached over with tears in his eyes, and gave the dog hug. I gave them everything they needed, and they took Billy home.

They came back for the next few weeks and brought Billy to work with me. Each week the boy would get out of the car, walk over, and give me a hug. However, something else happened. Billy started changing their lives. Because Billy was special, they began to feel special. Because everybody loved Billy, everybody began to like them.
The big, and important thing, was that for the first time in 8 years, the boy began to respond. He started to respond to his teachers at school, and began to perform. Then, he took Billy to school. For the first time in years he began to enjoy and progress at home. For the first time in years, this young man began to take shape.

They scheduled an IEP to discuss having Billy with him. Everyone was excited, his teachers, their assistants, the school employees, everyone could see a huge difference in the boy’s attitude and demeanor. I was invited to speak at the IEP and it was very positive, and very exciting.

Then, the next week, the news came from the Superintendent of the School District who sent a memo that Billy was no longer allowed at school, or on school grounds. I called and spoke with the special needs department, and the County Psychologist. They were very strong, stating in fact that “there will never a Psychiatric Service Dog in this particular School District”. I was told not to call back, and that no one was interested.

The family, as they had now for years, continued to call, speak with the school, and found no help. They called me, and I informed them of the Loyola University Law Center, and Dr. Richard Peterson, who I had worked with helping several families with their disability rights. They called and contacted several different attorneys, finally ending up with:
Elizabeth F. Eubanks, Esq., the Inland Empire Regional Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center at the University of La Verne College of Law, Ontario, CA 91764.

The School District alleged:

1. Billy was not a proper Service Dog
2. Billy was not stable, and potentially dangerous
3. The boy was not able to control Billy
4. The school was not able to handle the liability of the dog

The arguments went on and on, and lasted over a year. All that time the young man was forced to attend the school and subjected to pain and torment without his dog. Finally I was asked to meet at court and help the attorney defend his rights. The night before the Attorney sent me the new papers from the School District. In those papers they made a whole new set of accusations and demands.

The next morning we met at Superior Court, and I was able to meet them face to face. SIMA & FRIENDSThey were there for a political addenda, and I was there to help my client. There were 27 of them, against the Attorney, and I. The last 2 meetings had gone against her, and she was worried. We met at Court, and I was called to testify. Five hours later the School District buckled, and we won. What I didn’t know was that the family had sued them for $85,000.00, and they won that too.

Three weeks ago the boy started school, full time, with his dog. They haven’t had a problem, accept now the school has to be a school and do what they’re supposed to do. Unfortunately, after our Court appearance, the Court now wants to know how the boy is doing, and this School has a lot to make up for. That was now 1 ½ years ago, and Billy has become the school mascot.

Schools do try to push arguments directly rejected by the ADA Federal Laws, and put unnecessary rules and restrictions with you, so beware. I tell my clients that if they want to place their dog in school, to let me do it, and not to try and accomplish this on their own.

Necessary Functions of a Dog Wish Autism Service Dog

There are numerous functions that a Dog Wish Service Dog will provide for their handler, which have greatly benefited them and improve their over all life. These many functions make their presence with their handler at school imperative:

1. First of all, Dog Wish changes the mentality of each dog we train as a Service Dog, teaching them on command to go into “command mode”, relaxing, releasing hyper-tension, becoming slow, soft, and sensitive. This behavior is very attractive to a child with Developmental Disabilities, and also the presence of a dog trained to behave like this is attractive to a child whose senses a hyper-sensitive. Also, this behavior counter-balances that of a child with a neurological imbalance and keeps the child from extreme high or low behaviors, which is very advantageous in a school setting.

2. Dog Wish Service Dogs are trained to smell abnormal body odors, and detect abnormal energies when their handler is projecting stress, and physically alert them by getting their attention through physical contact, whining, or barking at them, (whatever is appropriate). Once the dog knows the teacher or aid it will go to and alert them of an approaching problem.

3. They are also trained to smell the specific smells their handler’s body produces when they are going to have an emotional “melt down”, or is reacting to a stressful situation, and to physically distract them with calming movements.

4. These behaviors are important for all K9s being trained to work with people that have Autism, because they have trouble verbally communicating their thoughts and feelings, and acting on them. Therefore, the K9 must be trained to be sensitive to their electromagnetic energies, and corresponding body smells, and learn to respond to them.

5. As the Dog Wish Service Dog makes physical contact with their handler they provide emotional security: a healing and calming presence through their emotional and electro-magnetic bond, which they develop quickly. This past year several Dog Wish Service Dog handlers have gone from lower grades, to becoming ‘honor roll students’ specifically because of the presence of their dogs at school.

6. The dog is trained to be alert to the physical and social world around their handler, and to help them socially interact in a positive way, and to keep their handler safe. This year 2 different children were saved at school from ‘Child Predators’ by their Dog Wish Service Dogs.

7. The Dog Wish Service Dog has had its metabolic hypertensive energy output modified to be emotionally balanced, and has been trained to work slower, with less nervous energy. Its emotional output has been stabilized which greatly affects the handler, and others it is around, helping them to remain calm and think more rationally.

8. It has been documented that because of the calming presence of the trained and Certified Dog Wish Service Dog, in therapy and school sessions, those children with a 25 to 30% attention factor can now be 75 to 85% attentive in the presence of their dogs.

9. Every dog trained for someone with a neurological disability or disorder is trained to communicate non-verbally, without hand signals, by becoming sensitive to the electro-magnetic energies produced by the brain of that person, and by responding to the energies and projected images projected by them. This is essential for proper performance as many of these individuals cannot verbalize or communicate what they think or feel, and live in a right-brained world that others are not aware of or sensitive to, and which their dog must be aware of and sensitive to. This is a huge reason for the dog’s presence and performance with the child.

10. Many children affected with Autism can be a danger to them self because they are too involved in their own world of thoughts, and at those times have trouble relating with the outside world. They will forget where they are, or what they are doing, and can place themself in serious jeopardy. Their dog becomes a constant door connecting them to the outside world. Many, through their dog, learn to communicate and react in a more normal, comfortable, and even enjoyable manner with others, and their environment.

A Dog Wish Autism Service Dog has been trained, just like a Police K9, or a Guide dog has:

A. To stop at curbs, watch for traffic, and to perceive when it is safe to continue. Dog Wish trains Sight Assistance K9s, and Hearing Assistance K9s, and includes those exercises for Autistic K9s, that will benefit their handlers as well.

B. To walk around groups of people involved in social interaction instead of walking through them, interrupting them, or bothering them.
C. To keep proper social distance allowing others to be more comfortable around their handler.

D. Dog Wish Service Dog is trained to detect, recognize, and respond to their handler’s scent. They can search out and bring their handler home. If the handler were to wander off, become lost, become confused and forget where he was, etc., the dog has the ability to find them through tracking, and return them home. *Every week this past year some Dog Wish Service Dog has saved the life of their handler.

E. Many times a child with these disabilities and disorders will be feeling sick or ill, and not even consciously recognize this. The dog will smell and feel the problem, and react, alerting the handler and their care takers to it. Learning to be sensitive to a Dog Wish Service Dog is an important part of the process, and can greatly help the caretaker, parent, associate, teacher, or assistant understand and relate to the affected person.

F. Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dogs come “passively protective” of their handlers and are hyper-vigilant. They are strongly connected, and do not like to be separated.

This last fall, through the efforts of a Charitable Foundation, a woman named Rebecca brought her daughter Amelia to Dog Wish for a Service Dog. Amelia has been disabled with Autism like symptoms for several years now. At 11 years of age she doesn’t speak, lived in her own world, and was uncontrollable and non-responsive to her care takers. Amelia bolted, escaped, and eloped several times the year before she got her dog, and almost was killed a couple of times. Amelia had severe ‘melt downs’ that were violent, and dangerous. Several times, while working with Amelia, she attacked and endangered our staff. However, our training worked. Amelia and her Dog Wish Service Dog bonded immediately, and intimately. The second day of training, her dog Cora saved her life, when she bolted, after training, while playing at a park. Cora stopped, controlled, and returned her back to Rebecca. Since that day Cora is her constant companion, and goes to school with her full time. Amelia is tethered to Cora at all times, outside of her home. In fact, without Cora, she doesn’t go to school. Cora has changed her life, and made School successful for Amelia, who, as long as Cora is with her, has become responsive, cognizant, and workable! It has now been 2 years, and Cora is still in school, and doing well.

This year Dog Wish has placed a Psychiatric Service Dog in School every single month, Jake & Thor 101with great results! This is a powerful and dynamic job, and there are very few Service Dog Schools in the world that have enjoyed the success we have achieved. We CAN do the same for YOU.

Dog Wish trains each dog according to the needs and desires of the client. We would also include the school in this process, and make sure that the desires of the school for the student and the dog are attended to on a professional level. This would include taking the dog to school, working with staff etc., to make sure handling concerns are provided for, and that the handler themselves will have the knowledge and ability they
need to be safe and responsible.

For any other questions and concerns please contact Bob Taylor, President and cropped-dogwish-logo_edited-2.jpgChairman of the Board of The DOGWISH, Inc. You may email me at bob@dogwish.org, or call me at 760-662-3767.

Bob Taylor, President
Dog Wish Incorporated
760-662-3767, bob@dogwish.org

Obtaining a Service Dog, by Bob Taylor


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Service Dog ProgramI receive numerous calls from prospective clients daily concerning their need and desire for a trained Service Dog. Most people are concerned with:

1. Do I qualify for a Service Dog?
2. How long does it take to get a dog from you?
3. How much does it cost?

To me this tells me that the person inquiring isn’t at a point where they have become serious about actually acquiring an actual dog, but Continue reading


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