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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 suffering 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 benefit 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 Experience
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 quickly 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 search. 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 important 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 sensitive 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.