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“In today’s world of fast cures and pharmaceutical fixes, Alzheimer’s remainsMAX n DONNA 2 among the most devastating — and feared – diagnoses.   In a recent survey, Alzheimer’s was the second most feared disease among American adults, behind only cancer.”   (Richard Besdine, MD, Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University)

There is a good reason for people to fear Alzheimer’s Syndrome, and other types of Dementia. To a large and growing part of the senior population Alzheimer’s is like a living death.  According to leading Doctors, Psychologists, and Gerontologists, there is no known cure.  While Leading scientists are boggled about the cause of this mentally crippling disorder, Dr. Nancy Minshew of the University of Pittsburgh, noted as being one of the world’s most prolific and best-known researchers on the brain says that:

The deteriation of the rational faculties of the brain in Alzheimer’s Syndrome, is the same process.

  1. Purkinge Cells and Purkinge Axiom are a biological extension of the central nervous system.
  • They serve to regulate sensory input throughout the Cerebellum in the brain. They work with a chemical and electrical physiology.  When overstimulated it has been found in laboratory studies that the Purkinge become compromised and vulnerable.
  • This has the effect of destroying millions of Purkinge, and nullifying the affect they have in the brain.
  • In Dementia, this process has been found to occur, which results in the deteriating of several parts of the brain, primarily on the left side of the brain.
  1. As Neural Synapse passages become clogged, your Axiom and Dendrites stop sending and receiving information that is vital to the brain being able to process, and communicate vital information, causing:
  • Short term memory loss
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Acute Anxiety, frustration, and paranoia
  • Extreme loneliness

In other words, people with the Dementia spectrum of Disabilities and Disorders PETE MURPHY & HIS DEMENTIA DOGsuffer a great loss of the mechanisms that make usage of the “left” side of the brain possible.  Their brain re-wires itself, and the right side of their brain takes over.  Though the right side of your brain is capable of imitating many left brain functions, you will lose your sharp cognitive reasoning abilities, which seriously affect your ability to communicate, speak, and reason.


Our dogs have the ability to see what you can’t see, hear what you can’t hear, feel what you can’t feel, and respond in ways you can’t respond.  They can even help restore function ability and give their handler back the independence and dignity they deserve.

  • We understand how to train dogs to work with people who are primarily right brained.
  • Our dogs are expertly trained to smell the specific smells in their handlers, detect abnormal smells their bodies produce, alert, and respond as they need help.
  • We train our dogs, as documented by the late Dr. David Kelso, PHD, a National leader in the study of Neural Research, and National Disaster Dog Training, to detect the electro-magnetic energies of the brain, alert, and respond. Kelso called them, “brain-wave sensitive”.
  • Our dogs are noted in numerous case studies as responsible for arresting critical emotion disorders, helping their handlers to relax, calm down, greatly reduce anxiety and panic disorders, and resolve emotional turmoil from confusion and depression.
  • Our dogs are also noted for alerting to seizures, brain mal-functions, strokes, etc., before they occur, making it capable for the clients to receive help and medication that lessons or stops the occurrence of each situation.
  • This makes care taking and helping the client easier and less stressful.

Dementia is also documented as the most costly disability in the world. 

  • The cost of a Dog Wish Dementia Service K9 Dog is only that of 4 to 5 months in an Assisted Living Facility,
  • Their ability to keep your loved one safe, happy, and function able is unmatched by any other prescribed program or medical treatment in the world.

According to many leaders in the field Gerontology, the sky rocketing costs Psychiatric Service Dogfor assisted living are going to drive the families of seniors with Dementia to keep their seniors at home, in order to save them from bankruptcy.  There are now 1,000s of Assisted Living Facilities throughout America.  The average cost for the least expensive facility is $5,000.00 a month.  Of course, the first month the average cost of $8,000.00 because of administrative fees.  There are facilities that cost up to $12,000.00 a month.


The Biggest Problems that we have found in our efforts to help Seniors with Dementia are:

  • Doctors that provide them with insufficient and incorrect evaluations, and tell them they are not as progressed as they actually are, and that they will have time later to get the help they need.
  • Families that don’t have the education or intellectual understanding to help their “loved ones”.
  • Many Seniors are stubborn, and in their independent regressive state of mind, won’t allow others to help them.
  • Many wait so long that by the time they get their dog, they are incapacitated to the point where they need professional care taking at a facility.

We were shocked to find out that “aging in place”, a slogan we covet for keeping people in homes, is now being used by the owners of senior facilities to mean that they promise to keep you at their facility, until you die.   It is also a fact that 75% of those placed in these facilities pass within the first year of their placement, which keeps these facilities constantly looking for new clientele.

I was reading some of the “Memory People™ Pages on Facebook and read how much BESS N FRIENDSSam, the Dog Wish Psychiatric Service dog, has improved the life of Rick Phelps.  Rick’s wife, Phyllis June Phelps states in June’s the Memory Peoples™ newsletter, “Sam has been like Rick’s Angel from Heaven.  He has alleviated 95% of Rick’s stress.  This has really helped me too.  We stay in contact several times per day while I’m at work.  When Rick is with Sam, I tend not to worry about Rick quite as much.  I know that he has a 24/7 companion that he loves dearly and I believe Sam feels the same way about Rick.  They are at each other’s side constantly and I totally trust in Sam to keep Rick safe.  I think the companionship a trained service dog provides helps their handler tremendously and takes a lot of stress and worry off the caregiver too.

Linda and Pete Murphy have found the same thing, and use their Psychiatric Service Dog, Hollister, as the “mascot” for their business.

  • Hollister has revitalized Pete
  • He keeps Pete neurologically balanced
  • He calms Pete’s anxiety and paranoia
  • He makes Pete happy and balanced

We have found that:

  • The DOG WISH Psychiatric Service dog WILL Assist the Handler, Family and Caregivers
  • They help reduce the 24-hours a day stress on the family.
  • The Dog Wish service dogs dedicate their full attention to watch and attend to their handler, but help everyone.
  • They greatly improve the home atmosphere by softening stress situations and    improving emotional vitality.
  • They reduce the emotional stress on the household members.

Rick Phelps said it best, “I can’t believe how I am being affected.  I’m sleeping, don’t BOBNRICKfeel anxiety or irritability, and I feel like my head is clear.  Usually I walk around in a fog I can’t get rid of, but since my dog, it’s like somebody rinsed out my brain.  I used to feel a gripping fear, all the time, but not now.  When I went to the store I would hold onto a grocery cart, and walk right next to my wife.  The further we went, the worse the oppressing anxiety became, until I just could not stand it anymore, and we would leave.  Now, I don’t need the car., I don’t need her.  I can walk all over by myself, and I feel great!  I realize you told me how this was going to work before, but until I experienced it for myself I couldn’t understand or believe it.  Now I know what you meant.  Phyllis June (wife), Sam (dog), and I were in a store yesterday. The normal ‘hold on to the cart’ like I do, no longer happens. I have Sam by my side and he does exactly what he is supposed to do – relieve stress and anxiety.  I can’t explain it, only to say it’s gone. He walks so close to me his shoulder rubs my leg.  It’s his way of saying, “I’m here, and it’s all going to be ok”. The most amazing thing is when we leave, I tell him to find car, there are certain words we use, but the thing is he tracks right to our car, or jeep. He never fails.

  • Before this, my anxiety started just going to the store, worrying about which door I came in and that I went out the right door. Now, not only does he get me out the correct door, he takes me right to our vehicle. It all goes on scent. His scent is 500 times that of a human.
  • Sam goes for the house. We have been on two walks a day. Each day I go a bit further, and every time I tell him “Home, Sam” and he takes me straight to our house.  He never leaves me out of his sight. For me, Sam is and will be a “God send”.  In the few days we have been together, I have yet to have the anxiety or fear I lived with day in and day out.
  • I was afraid of just life in general is the best way to explain it. Sam has alleviated all of that.”

According to Joanne Kaldy, one of the top writers and editorialists for the American Medical Association, Doctors and Psychologists have been very limited in their ability to help those with Dementia typed disabilities and disorders.  We’ve found that our Dog Wish Service Dogs have been a tremendous help for both the affected person, and their care giver.

The biggest problem is that most people wait too long.  The best time to get your dog is now.  The right time is before you have urgent needs.  This way, as you progress your dog will be right there, ready to help you, to be with you, and care for you.

Call or email Dog Wish today.  Call Bob at 760-662-3767, email us at, or go to


How Dog Wish trains their Psychiatric Service Dogs, and Clients


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Dog Wish has been enjoying tremendous results with our clients for the past three SHANNON & BENSONyears.  We recently have a client who came to us with Dementia at a 5.75 our of 7 on the Dementia scale, and after 10 weeks with her is now functioning at a 3.5 out of 7.  Her Doctors, Psychologist, and Therapist are amazed at her uncommon progression.  Likewise, we have a client with PTSD, and TBI, who has had 13 Brain Surgeries, and has a Titanium bar in her brain, suffering with intense migraine headaches daily, and horrible PTSD daily, and went home almost problem free.  Another client with a Classic PTSD case from horrific abuse in his life, came to Dog Wish and overcame 30 years of horrific problems.  Clients are experiencing almost unbelievable results with our trained Psychiatric Service Dogs, and people are asking “how”?  So I have written the following blog to explain why we are achieving such unheard of success.


As we train our Service Dogs, we need to understand what is happening “inside” of the Service Dogs’ brain.   I consistently remind my trainers that what they are doing will actually become a physical part of the brain of your Service Dog.  Every repeated emotion, thought, and response you show your Service Dog, over a 21-day period, will become a part of that Service Dog.



Using the right side of your brain produces “Theta” brainwaves, whereas using the left BRAIN ARTside of your brain produces “Alpha” brainwaves.  Service Dogs use the right side of their brains to respond to what is going on around them.

  • The right side of the brain is often referred to as your “subconscious” mind, because it operates without your conscious mind (left-side) dictating how it should perform.
  • Your brain’s computer, your hypothalamus, takes information stored in the right side of your brain to construct behaviors.
  • Your hypothalamus works on memory, drawing from events stored in the right side of your brain to construct messages sent to your body.  These emotions are simulations of past behaviors, that trigger present emotions in your body.
  • Your hypothalamus therefore, constructs a learned formula that it learned in the past, and uses it to produce present emotions in your body.


Your Service dog responds based on the smells and energies projected to it by your brain and body, in a natural fashion.MAX n DONNA 2

  • Service Dogs respond according to their feelings, more than they do to a rational, artificial, thought pattern.  Those feelings are what connect them to the world around them.
  • Many times those feelings come from a deeper, stronger, sub-conscious awareness, and are connected to many sensory sources of stored information and knowledge that we don’t even understand.
  •  Through our training Dog Wish introduces our dogs to the rational world of logic and cognitive reasoning, and teaches each Service Dog how to understand and use their brain’s left sided functions.



Our brain processes some 32,700 thoughts a day.  The left side can only hold some 300.  The rest are left catalogued in your right brain, which stores them for you, and uses them to build your behaviors.

  • The left side of your brain holds about 38 megabytes of memory.
  • The right side of your brain has enough memory to contain the history of the universe.
  • We now know that the brains of those with developmental disabilities, and those with brain injuries, brain aneurisms, seizures, etc., re-wire themselves, so that their bearer functions “right-brained”.
  • We also have realized that many of the world’s most brilliant geniuses were right-brained.
  • Therefore, the more we can tap into the great depths contained in the right side of our brains, the more intelligent and usable our thoughts will be.



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, using 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.


Yet, some the greatest artists, scientists, and historical figures used right brained technology to succeed.  Their work has led them to a higher, superior level of consciousness than their “peers”.


If you want an example we can look at the great Albert Einstein, who was almost dismissed from his schooling in Germany and handed a broom, to clean up after his superiors.  Four years later this young man with Asperger’s Syndrome shocked the world with his “Theory of Relativity”.  After his death careful examination found that his brain was actually smaller than normal, but had twice as many neural synapse passages, meaning that his ability to send messages from his left, to his right brain, was at least twice that of the “normal” male human being, (actually women have brains constructed in this fashion as well, which is a good reason for why women make better dog handlers that men do).


The material stored in the right side of your brain is uncensored, pure, natural information.  What we do with our left brained activities is to take that information and modify it to fit our conscious (right brained) perspective.  In doing so we change it, so that it will fit into the categories of knowledge we can accept and use, the way we want.  Our left brain controls the way we perceive and respond to the world around us.




I have developed set of highly evolved exercises.  These exercises use a positive BOBBYapproach 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 the 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 clumsier 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,
  • and grown lazy through the development of artificial technology that makes life easier for us every day.
  • This process is not natural, but artificial, and the more we use it, the more we decrease the potential of our brain to perform and function.



NOTE: Through the training I have designed you can actually co-create, in both you and your Service dog, the capacity and ability for new neural responsiveness, changing both your ability and the ability of your dogs’ brain to understand and respond to mental stimulation, and to produce a superior capability for brain functioning.  


At Dog Wish, not only do we use a highly comprehensive process of evaluation, bit often there are capability’s that a Service Dog just doesn’t have, because of their genetics, that we have to literally create WITH them.  Learning how to “co-create” potential mental capabilities expands our abilities to use each Service Dog.

  • Through this process we physically re-program your dogs’ behaviors to a great extent.
  • Likewise, because my training is based on the use of your right brain, the more you use it, the healthier and more intelligent you will become and function as well.

*However, the most important fact here is that in so doing we alter the physical formation, usability, and performance capability of the brain!




Our training actually creates physical changes in the brain of every Service Dog we SAM22work with.   What we are doing here is unique, it happens to our dogs as they are instructed and conditioned to perform.

  • The fact that because we are so aware of this process, and that we understand “one-step-at-a-time” what is happening in the Service Dogs’ brain as we train with them,
  • means we can stop, focus, receive input from the dog,
  • and do a better job of communicating exactly what we want,
  • on the specific level where each Service Dog is,
  • the exact way they need that communication.


I call this process “Service Dog Surgery”.

  • This increases clarity of mind,
  • relieves stress,
  • helps the dog to understand faster, better,
  • to therefore respond more intelligently and problem free.
  • Does the same thing for the handler that it does for the dog. 


Understand that by teaching your dog to instead use “left brained training processes” bobnshepslike other trainers use, and to communicate with us, that way,

  • you will be altering the dogs’ mentality, lifestyle, and shortening its’ life,
  • (because now your dog will have to deal with the mental stresses we deal with, which are killing us.)
  • Our artificial world of technology is causing critical problems in everyone on this planet
  • 1 in 5 people are now suffering critical anxiety problems
  • 1 in 10 are being born with a developmental disability
  •  1 in 3 people are dealing with a brain oriented disability


Even though all dog training does have an effect on the brain of the dog who is being trained, by using our educated, knowledgeable, enhanced training concepts,

  • You can maximize that change, from 100% to 500%, or 600% or more, according to the genetics in each individual dog.
  • You can produce mental clarity, and enhanced abiliy to detect, receive, and communicate.


*At the same time, I use methods for handling and training that force you, asWILD BOB & ARGUS their human counter-parts to use your right brain to develop an ability to understand and respond to the dogs.

  • The results are that both entities begin to respond in a team-like manner,
  • To appreciate, respect, and respond to each other, in co-creation
  • By meeting in the middle of their right and left-brain’s levels of activities.


This process greatly increases communication, sensitivity, and cooperation between both parties.  As a result, if followed properly,

  • Both the trainer and the dog can reach a state of consciousness that is unique.
  • The Buddhists call this the application of Zen, and believe it is the key to mental and spiritual enrichment.
  • This basically, is the key to connect ability with all life, and on all levels.


At Dog Wish, our entire training program is a right brained process, from Bob Taylorbeginning to end.

  • It is based on feeling and experiencing through energy,
  • and not a rational based, non-feeling, analytical understanding.


There is nothing artificial that left-brain euphemists can use to destroy the experience for those endeavoring to find connection and understanding in a natural setting, with natural tools, and results.  Those who endeavor to short cut, legislate, or infuse the experience with their left-brained, mentally toxic, self-absorbed poisons, will be found out in left field.


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People affected with Autism, Dementia, TBI, OTSD, etc., and other neurological disabilities become overwhelmed trying to understand and either re-produce, or produce left brained mental scenarios and functions, so a right-brained philosophy and technology is absolutely imperative in their learning process.


We watch them come to Dog Wish, frustrated and anxious, tired of others around them that can’t understand them, feeling separation and isolation, and needing to feel whole, healthy, and connected.  For the most part they find that connectedness through their dog.  Then, in a short period of time, work, and a committed effort to learn this process, they literally change their brain’s functionality, and their lives.


  • We teach our dogs to learn to work with their handler as a team, and family.
  • They learn to watch the handler for signs of what that person wants them to do.
  • They learn to be sensitive to the desires of that handler,
  • And To respond instantly as the handler communicates his or her needs.


We teach our dogs to be sensitive to the energies in, and around their handler, to feel the handler, and to communicate deeply and sensitively with the handler from the very first minute of connection on.  It is the most important thing we teach our dogs to do.  Also, as you can read in my books, published on, in their kindle section, I have developed a comprehensive understanding of the dogs’ thought and learning processes.  By using the methods, we use at Dog Wish, you can gain the ability to understand, connect with, and control the thought patterns your dog uses to receive, process, and behave, and in the process, change and heal yourself.


One major area of success in our training is that I “invert” the normal sensory process used by dogs, teaching them to focus, tune-in, observe, and respond to their human counterparts, instead of the other animal and earth oriented activities around them.  I have found that the ability to focus produces a major part of our success.  We endeavor to teach our dogs to focus 100% on their handler for several minutes at a time.


Another area of success comes from the fact that as a world champion Tracking Expert I have developed the ability to teach a dog to use its’ olfactory sense of “scent discrimination” to its’ highest potential, (up to 2 million times that of the normal human), and as I do I expand the dog’s ability to detect and react numerous times what it would otherwise be.


Another area of success comes from my LAPD field training.  If dogs can be held bob-herosresponsible for detecting specific scents, as done in AKC obedience trials, why can’t they be held accountable for detecting images projected to them, and specific thought patterns presented to them?  They can.  You just have to figure out how to test and instruct them.  When a dog realizes that I know what they are thinking, and that I am going to work with them accordingly, and instruct them based on what I know, their behavior changes completely.  They begin to stop and look to see if I am tuned in.  When they realize I do know that they are thinking, it’s amazing how correct and accurate they become in training.  They actually start asking questions, checking to make sure what they want is OK with me, and watching me to make sure I agree with them.   Being “brainwave sensitive” is the only way they can make it through training.  The results, as mentioned above, are miraculous!


Many of my clients make jokes about their dogs acting, “human”.  I ask them not to insult the dogs.  This is also why the methods and principles I use in training are so effective.  It produces behavior in our dogs that is beyond human, sometimes way beyond human.


What counts is that none of this would be possible:sima n buddy

  • First of all without our fantastic Psychiatric Service Dogs
  • Secondly, without our dynamic methods for training and conditioning
  • Third, without the incredible team bonding we create with our clients, and their dogs


For more information just email, or call me, Bob, at 760-662-3767.



Understanding and Purchasing a Psychiatric Service Dog, by Bob Taylor,


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No matter what anyone says, this is a critical, and sometimes life and death business.

  • Every client who contacts us does so with great needs.shari-mike-jupiter
  • Every client we deal with is here with serious concerns. We try very hard to find out all the particulars as soon as possible, in as much detail as we can, but often the client holds back.  We ask for videos of the home, the family, and the affected individual, along with doctor’s statements, etc., and constantly find the need for more.
  • Even when you’ve got the information YOU need, training the special dog you’ve chosen to perform the tasks and functions needed, on the level you need them, the way the client needs them to be performed, is always critical and important.
  • Though life goes on, catches you up with emergencies and problems that get in your way, slow or stop your progress and cause you trouble, no excuse is acceptable to our clients, when they come to get a “trained” dog.



The following questions would more likely, if you continue, lay the foundation that will determine the successfulness of your Service Dog experience with your provider:

  1. What qualifies you to train a Service Dog for me?
  2. What is your educational background?
  3. What Awards have you been honored with for your work with dogs?
  4. How long have you been training Service dogs?
  5. What references do you have?
  6. Do you have a professional source that can verify the quality of your work?



No matter how, where, or when you do get your dog, once you do, you are stuck with sima n buddyan animal who is going to live with you, in your house, with your family, and around your community.  What will happen then depends on:

  • The particular dog that was selected, trained, and placed with you
  • The relationship and bond that dog has with you.
  • The quality of the training imprinted in the dog you receive.
  • Your ability to learn how to handle that dog.

You need to be involved in the selection process, and make sure that the dog selected is capable of doing the tasks you are purchasing them to do.  Many times my clients aren’t focused, and don’t send me or communicate to us about important tasks that they need their dogs to do.  Without our background of expertise they would be up the creek.  Make sure that your provider knows every detail about the dog you want and need.

Your provider needs to understand that you are paying them, and they are working for, YOU.  They need to be focused on your needs, and training your dog the way you want.  If not, you are wasting your time.  Most providers don’t even train their dogs for a specific person.   They instead generically train a dog, and then put it with you, and expect it to work.  That usually doesn’t happen.



We take our dogs out daily, and see other “Service” trained dogs all the time. Denise & Lady We have yet to meet a single dog trained to do the job in an adequate measure.   We know of many companies producing these dogs, and none of them are capable of, or are producing dogs that would qualify or pass our Psychiatric Service Dog program.

The selection, training, and placement of the dogs we encounter is poor in comparison with what we offer.  My only comment here is make sure you are going to get the quality and behavior you are paying for.

Recently another “Service Dog” School in California went bankrupt.  The owner had a website that looked good, and put out blogs that seemed intelligent.  However, she lied.

  • She claimed to have a 5 year-old -son with Autism, but failed to inform you that she had institutionalized him at 18 months, and only visited him occasionally.
  • She also didn’t inform her clients about the numerous unsatisfied dog clients she was dealing with, which caused her to file bankruptcy, and close her business.
  • While many clients called us for help, people had already invested thousands in her business, and lost it all.

When we have a questionable experience with a clien, if for any reason it was the fault of the dog, we replace the dog, and make sure that the client is happy.  Unless they have been dishonest, or just are looking to make a quick dollar at our expense, we please them all, and go beyond reason to do so.  It’s only fair.

A year ago I created The American Association of Qualified Service Dog Trainers, and we contacted every Service Dog Company, Academy, and Organization in America, to inform them of their opportunity to be a part of an Organization that they could qualify their business, and belong to, with great national benefits, to help them out.

  • Four businesses responded, but did NOT qualify.
  • We contacted several businesses ourselves and they refused to communicate with us, because they were neither qualified, or interested in working with us out of fear of disclosure.
  • Of all the businesses we contacted they were using basic obedience, and producing dogs that worked far below our standards.

Unless the CEO of the organization producing your dog has Graduate Certifications proving their background of successful education, and a backlog of dog and client experiences proving they are using that education properly, they most likely are either a fraud, or are using you to enhance their business, at your expense.



Unlike other Service dogs, a Psychiatric Service Dog performs more intelligent tasks like:

  • Detecting abnormal and unwanted neurological behavior in the brain of the handler
  • Detecting abnormal and unwanted smells in the body of the handler
  • Detecting and alerting to incorrect intentions in their handler
  • Stopping their handler from actions that can cause them injury
  • Alerting them to dangers and problems their actions may cause
  • Detecting and Alerting to Seizures, Strokes, Brain Aneurisms, Diabetic Hypo activity,

Melt downs, Severe Anxiety and PTSD issues, etc.

  • Detecting abnormal physiological behaviors in the bodies of their handlers
  • Being Sensitive to behavioral changes in the body and brain of their handler that can cause anxiety, depression, aggression, and self injury.



I have found over the past 35 years that our handlers use their dogs as:AMANDA N BOWSER

  • A detector of neurological energies caused by abnormal brain-wave related behaviors.
  • A counter-balance against unwanted neurological behaviors.
  • A safe guard against unwanted behaviors, both voluntary and involuntary, in the handler.
  • A shield against stress, caused inside the handler, in the environment around them, and by others, that could harm their handler.
  • A doorway to connection, with the family, society, and the world around them.
  • An enabling presence, giving them the ability to function as needed.
  • A balancing presence, keeping them balanced by counter-balancing unwanted neurological and physiological problem causing behaviors.
  • A comforting presence, by physically responding to the handler, keeping them safe, happy, and functional, in a world that they have to live in.
  • A safe guarding presence, there to watch, detect, guard, and care for their handler in every situation, experience, environment, and condition.

NOTE: the Psychiatric SERVICE DOG should NOT be separated from their handler, contained, or restrained from being with their handler.



  • Each of these functions can be considered a “task” that the dog performs for the client.
  • Unlike a guide, or mobility dog, a psychiatric Service Dog’s tasks are designed around enhancing their handler’s ability to function better.
  • The first task the dog has is to help their handler balance their mental/emotional behaviors. They are trained to help their handler:
  1. To feel less stress
  2. To be less frustrated
  3. To communicate and respond better
  4. To be more neurologically balanced
  5. To have fewer emotional disruptions
  6. To be able focus and concentrate better
  7. To be more cognitive and rational


For someone with Seizures, Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, a Developmental Disability, Severe Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Seizure behaviors, Panic Attacks, Depression, Hyper Tension, Bi-Polar and personality disorders, and accompanying physical disorders and disabilities:

 These dogs can be life transforming and lifesaving.



A properly trained Psychiatric Service DOG 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 of their handlers.


  • This is not an artificial, trick trained, handler commanded performance,
  • but a dynamic, self-motivated performance strategically designed to preserve the life and integrity of the handler(s) they serve.
  • They are NOT companions, but real living partners who share and experience everything with and for their handler.
  • They are not obedience trained dogs, but dogs that detect, discern, and respond in behalf of their handler, as is needed, according to the situation.


Therefore, it is extremely important that during the training process, when the dog is learning, that they be subjected to different environments, handlers, and circumstances that will match those they are going to encounter, when they go to their handler’s home.  If not, the dog will most probably NOT perform or behave in the manner which the supplier has trained them for YOU.



I have found over the past 35 years that our handlers use their dogs as:

  • A detector of neurological energies caused by abnormal brain-wave related FLUFNNO2behaviors.
  • A counter-balance against unwanted neurological behaviors.
  • A safe guard against unwanted behaviors, both voluntary and involuntary, in the handler.
  • A shield against stress, caused inside the handler, in the environment around them, and by others.
  • A doorway to connection, with the family, society, and the world around them.
  • An enabling presence, giving them the ability to function as needed.
  • A balancing presence, keeping them balanced by counter-balancing unwanted neurological and physiological problems, created by the hypothalamus in their brains, and causing physiological behaviors for them, which they cannot control.
  • A comforting presence, by physically responding to the handler, keeping them safe, happy, and functional, in a world that they have to live in.

I cannot explain how important this knowledge is for YOU as a potential purchaser of such a dog.



Most clients come to our facility, and try to learn how to handle their dog successfully.  Unfortunately, that is exactly what they should not do.  What is important is to learn to fundamentals we use to train our dogs, that makes them perform, and produces phenomenal results for you.

We had one client this year come for her dog against our wishes.  She was physically not able to work with her dog, and even though her 12- year- old daughter could make the dog perform, we had serious concerns for her.  She took her dog home, and after 6 weeks or so emailed us, telling us of the problems she was having.  She then stopped, and didn’t respond to our calls or emails.  Then, two months later, we started getting calls from a man who had been given our dog by a friend who was a Chicago Police Officer.  This man had PTSD, and he was calling to thank us for having trained such a great dog.  According to him, this was the best dog he had ever handled.  He was an ex-military K9 handler, and had seen hundreds of trained k9s, but never one so very well trained.

The difference was, he knew how to work with a K9.  They called, face timed me, and watched several sessions where we were training dogs like his, asked a lot of questions, and used this knowledge to keep the dog in shape.  He is a farm dog, good with all animals, the family of kids and adults, and specifically trained to attack PTSD and manic behaviors, which he has obliterated.  Simply put, they love us.

My point in relating this is that you need to learn to train your dog, to keep them just like they come.

If you have specific questions, email me at,

or call me at 760-662-3767.

Seizure & Neurological Detection and Response Service Dogs, by Bob Taylor


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For 18 years now DOGWISH has placed over 200 Pre-Alerting Seizure and Neurological Detection Psychiatric Service Dogs that change their handler’s lives.  These Service Dogs are specifically trained to:

  1. Counter balance your brain’s neurological patterns, to stop it from producing Ryan and OdinSeizures.
  2. To detect abnormal brainwave activity, body chemical scents, and corresponding behaviors, before actual seizure experiences, or other abnormal neurological disruptions take place.
  3. Alert you to this occurrence so that can stop, take meds, and lessen the potential for a seizure.
  4. Stay with you being hyper vigilant  and caring for you as your care partner during any event.
  5. Get help for you.

I never set out to train dogs for Seizures.  This originally occurred in the early 2,000s as the result of training dogs for clients disabled with autistic developmental disabilities. As our training process allowed the Psychiatric Service Dogs we trained to be sensitive to the actual Physiological processes in the brain and body of each handler, we started receiving reports detailing the affect that our dogs were having on them.  They had a strong impact, especially in the areas dealing with:

  • their uncontrollable emotional outbursts,
  • meltdowns,
  • seizures,
  • Anxiety and PTSD experiences,
  • Abnormal and Dementia oriented behaviors and mental activities.

The dogs Dog Wish was placing greatly minimized or eliminated these behaviors in their handlers.

As a result, their families and care givers began to ask about the procedures we used Harley !to produce these results with our trained Dog Wish Service Dogs.

I seriously investigated each situation to find out what exactly was happening.  I wanted to know what we were doing, through our training, which caused this phenomenon.

As a result I found some specific details that were consistent throughout

  1. As a result of the Psychiatric Service Dog training Dog Wish provided with each dog to modify and balance the output of energy in each Service Dog, just the presence of the Service Dog greatly helped to counter balance an arrest their abnormal, meltdown, anxiety, and seizure typed behaviors. 
  2. As Multi-National and World Championship Tracking Experts, we trained each Service Dog to detect and indicate the scent of their handler. When that scent changed, the dogs would become nervous and alert the handler’s caregivers, whining, barking, running in circles, standing in front of them so they had to stop and investigate themselves, etc., until they realized something was wrong, and could medicate and care for that person properly.
  3. The Service Dogs were also detecting the energy that their handlers were projecting out, and alerted when that energy changed, which greatly helped arrest their abnormal, meltdown, and seizure typed behaviors.

In doing this we:

  • Altered the flow of energy with each dog, to correspond with their handler.
  • Taught each dog to focus completely on the handler, smelling their scent, and becoming acutely aware of their energy.

I read about others who were doing this training, and was deeply disappointed in their lack of knowledge, expertise, and performance. 

  • Their training was based on shallow tricks.
  • The level of their training was basic, and non-professional
  • The philosophy of their training had nothing to do with Psychiatric work

It was obvious to me that someone needed to do something to help this community.  MAX n DONNA 2Their dogs were not trained comprehensively to detect anything with any degree of certainty.  They had done nothing to change and enhance the mental abilities in their dogs to make them credible, like Dog Wish has now done for 15 years, with tremendous success.

How I obtained the Answer…

I have been involved in the study of canine behavior for some forty years now with both domestic and wild dogs,

  • locally, nationally, and internationally,
  • both as an international competitor, the California State Superior Court K9 Expert bob-herosand State Behaviorist, and in connection with Universities and leading Scientists.
  • Through my Post Graduate studies I have been able to comprehend and inductively compile an understanding of how the canine brain receives, processes, and responds to life in our known world. (See my book, DOG PSYCHOLOGY 101: the thinking dog),
  • I have used this knowledge to train Psychiatric typed Service Dogs for hundreds of individuals, and organizations, over 30 years, like the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

We connected and have been certified, completing University Courses on the Brain, and dealing with people who are disabled and disordered, with several Universities (Duke, John Hopkins, UCLA, University of Tasmania), to find answers to problems caused by the numerous disabilities related to the brain and body such as Autism, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, Anxiety and PTSD, and Dementias, in humans.

We have compared the information and findings from these many sources, with the answers we have found from our own studies conducted with the many dogs we are constantly training for people with disabilities.

At the same time we have worked with a complete spectrum of behaviors daily, presented to us by concerned clients who have brought their dogs to us for behavioral development, conditioning, replacement, transformation, and rectification.

The specific cause for our success is the ability I have been able to create, to BESS N FRIENDSstimulate, and to engineer mental growth, development, and responsiveness from our Psychiatric Service dogs.

At Dog Wish we modify the thought process, and behavior in each dog we train. In order to be effective and successful we work with each dog to:

  • Enhance their self-image and role in their pack or family,
  • Raise their level of intelligence and individual maturity,
  • Teach them how to focus, connect, and keep their concentration on their handler,
  • In order to become more alert, functional, and compliance,
  • Become a more positive part of the relationships with their human     counterparts that they share and experience.

As a result of our training each of these dogs has learned to expand their brain’s potential:

  • To focus, receive, understand, follow, and perform tasks based on verbal cropped-dogwish-logo_edited-2.jpgcommunication, electro-magnetic stimulus, and brain wave inductive energy.
  • Develop the ability to communicate dynamically on several levels using several dimensions of communication.
  • Develop the ability to use their brains to do intelligent complex problem solving.

There is a great emphasis in our training on right brained conditioning exercises that help the dog and handler to expand and enhance their right brained activities.  We then teach the dogs to communicate and respond using left brained technology to make them dynamically intelligent.

The dog’s nose:

  • It is a fact that 75 to 80 percent of the information dogs assimilate, they receive through their nose.
  • The nose is by far their primary source of understanding. Dogs can smell body smells with far greater accuracy than we are capable.
  • When a dog smells your scent, they are actually downloading to their brain a complete, comprehensive, battery of information about you and your personality. This supplies them with personal information about you that is significant and incredible.
  • A dog uses their eyes as radar, and their nose for all the particulars. You could say that dogs see through their nose, because they use their nose like a human uses our eyes.

The dog’s brain:

  • Dogs can be up to 100 times as sensitive to the electro-magnetic energy in and around us as we are.
  • A dog has the ability to become sensitive to the energy your brain is creating up to great distances from you.
  • Because dogs operate from a “right-brained” perspective, dogs respond to the energy you produce as a primary source of understanding.

As Dog Wish trainers put their dogs through conditioning that enhances their sasha n duke 6abilities to use these tools and mental features, they begin to respond to their handler’s brainwaves, and body smells, detecting when they are abnormal, and responding by learning to alert to abnormal, or dangerous smells and energies that they detect, sometimes hours before a Seizure event happens.

  • This gives the recipient time to seek medical attention, and potentially resolve the situation before it occurs.
  • Many of 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 and stop using many of the medications that have produced problems with them, at the same time.

I have now been able to use this conditioning with my Service Dogs to work with a wide spectrum of mental/emotional disorders, disabilities, and developmental disabilities in both children and adults with tremendous success, because through the conditioning experience, what the client actually learns is how to work with and control their own mentality and body functioning.

Dog Wish Passed the Test!

During this time we were contacted by the late Doctor David Kelso,

  • a leading National Medical Administrator over several Mental Hospitals and Facilities,
  • Director of several Hospital Neural Surgery Departments,
  • The Vice President of the Wyoming American Red Cross.
  • A National Director of the FEMA Search and Rescue work in Northwest America.

He needed a new dog he had purchased, to be trained for Search and Rescue.

We trained his dog, Casper, and he became the world’s first Certified Akita for Search CASPER 5and Rescue work.  Dave took him home, and the dog quickly gained a reputation for doing searches that no other search dog was capable of doing.  Dave called and spoke with me to find out why.

After explaining how we were able to train our dogs to tune into electro-magnetic energies from the people the dogs were trained to find, Dr. Kelso flew out and spent a week training dogs with us.

Dave then had us train three other certified K9s for him, which he then used for 2 years, doing Search and Rescue and Police K9 and Service Dog work.

*Based on the performance of the dogs we had trained, he confirmed our findings, and coined the phrase, “brainwave sensitive”, to describe Dog Wish Service Dogs, meaning that he had proven the dogs were detecting the brain waves in mentally ill clients, Search & Rescue Disaster clients, and many others he used for training and testing.

The Service Dogs Dr. Kelso received from Dog Wish did what he considered amazing things that other search dogs could not do.

  • His dogs found a company caught in a 8 foot of snow blizzard, 8 miles into the mountains, at 3am, in -30 degree weather, when no other dogs were able to even find their scent trail.  Dave’s dogs went right to them.
  • Along with other things, they also found a home with 4 children who were kidnapped from different States, just by walking within three blocks of them.

*Dave believed that, “what Dog Wish does through their training gave my RADAR 3Service Dogs the incredible edge they needed to do these things.  I’ve trained at the top 6 Police K9 training facilities in America, and Dog Wish easily topped them all.”

Our Seizure Alert K9 program has become a tremendous success.

In 2006 dogs we trained were honored by the:

  • Delta Society – Therapy dog of the Year for 2006
  • American Red Cross – Search & Rescue K9 of the Year
  • The Journal of Longevity -“Humanitarian of the Year” (for our work with the Disabled Community in America)

In 2009 we were honored as Make-A-Wish Foundation Vender of the Year 2009.

In 2013 we were honored by an Interstate Public School contest, and three National Organizations, as AMERICA’S TOP CHARITY!

  • We believe that our training is a life and death concern for the dogs we shari-mike-jupitertrain, and their handlers. 
  • We deal with increasing the quality of life for everyone we come in contact with. 
  • We know that if we don’t do the job, the consequences will be devastating. 
  • This is especially true for those afflicted with seizures, and like conditions. 
  • There is hardly a week that goes by now, that some Dog Wish Service Dog doesn’t pre-alert, and help someone from having a major Seizure event.

For more information, please call us directly at 760-662-3767, or email us at, 

Thank You.

Bob Taylor, PresidentFAMILY DOG


How Your Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dog can save you money!


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Psychiatric Service Dogs are being considered by many Doctors and Insurance dogwishlogotransbkCompanies as Medical Appliances.  This is because the affect these dogs are having on their handlers is of a superior benefit to the handler, who is able to cut down on Pharmaceutical Prescription drugs, Therapists, and Doctors visits, after they receive their dog.

Our program to produce our Service Dogs should be considered and accepted by any Insurance Company for several reasons:

Because of the way our dogs are trained they have and do cut down on the medical expenses our clients create because of their disorders and disabilities.  Needing less medication, not needing in-house services like Rehabilitation Facilities, fewer Doctor, Psychiatric, and therapy visits alone can save you and your insurance company a great deal each year.

A properly trained, Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dog should pay for itself in 6 THE COWBOYto 9 months, and thereafter should make and save you and your Insurance Company thousands of dollars each year.

  1. If you are disabled, you can’t respond to the needed help provided by Doctors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists, etc, UNTIL you get your Psychiatric Service Dog.
  2. Your Dog Wish dog is trained to counter-balance the way your brain causes you disruption, manic, out of control mental behaviors, and keep you balanced and functional, so that you can be the person you want to be, in control, and happy.



We modify the mind set of each dog introduced into our program, taking out AMELIA AT SCHOOL 2hypertension in the dog.  The first thing we teach in any dog our Service Dog program is to learn to STOP.  In doing so we teach the dog to slow down and relax:

  1. Mentally
  2. Emotionally
  3. and physically

Either on command, or when addressed by a trainer/handler.  The dogs learn to lose hypertension when they work.  This is imperative, because when you introduce a Service Dog to a client if the dog is nervous, hyper, or too busy, quite often, that person cannot handle being in their presence.

As a result, our Service Dogs are quiet and relaxed around their handler, as trained, which has the effect to modify the mental/emotional balance in the handler’s brain, which helps them to relax around their dog.



HYPERVIGILANCE and Emotional Security


Next, we teach each dog to concentrate on the handler for several minutes at a time. sasha n duke 6 Along with other exercises we use for conditioning, this produces a hypervigilant attitude in the dog about the handler, and the dog learns to stay focused on the handler instead of constantly being distracted by sounds, lights, other people, or other animals.  This again helps the client to feel more relaxed, comforted, and as a result, in control.


  1. We train each dog to search for scented articles containing the handler’s scent. We use soiled clothing articles from the handler, and teach their dog to follow “scent” trails to those articles.  Therefore, the dog learns the scent of their handler, and bonds with that scent (since almost 80% of what a dog knows, they ingest through their nose) before ever physically meeting their handler.


  1. The very clothing, we use to train the dog to bond with the handler, also radiates the handler’s energy. Therefore, the dog learns to bond synergistically with the handler at the same time.  This greatly increases the dog’s ability to communicate with the handler.



  1. The methods we use for dog handling and training are strategically designed using the principles that were involved in the creation of Tae Chi and Zen Sciences; are holistic, healing, and very therapeutic. Just learning to handle and work our dogs naturally empowers the handler to be capable of using the techniques and suggestions from their Doctors and Psychologists, which at the present they cannot.  This saves a lot of wasted resources, time, and money it itself.


  1. A Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dog, as proven in comparative studies,cropped-dogwish-logo_edited-2.jpg pays for itself in 6 months, through the reduction of prescribed medications, the need for doctors, psychologists, therapy sessions, hospital visits, and clinical stays.


This fact alone makes a Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dog the single most needed, effective, and beneficial medical appliance you can purchase and own.  In considering the financial aspects of getting your own Dog Wish dog, please consider the attributes your dog will add to your life.


Thank you for your time and consideration.


Bob Taylor, President

Dog Wish, Inc.

33895 Milan Rd.

Winchester, CA 92596

(760) 662-3767 or



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 At Dog Wish we train dogs for life and death, critical situations, and have found that the most important thing we can do for our clients is to imprint a Denise & Ladycritical energetic bonding with them and their dog.  Dog Wish, years ago, designed a program that teaches our dogs to become “Brainwave Sensitive”.

  • First we teach each dog to slow their brains pattern of processing thought
  • So that they become quiet and intense
  • We then teach them to become hypervigilant of their handler at all times
  • Their dog will feel every energy coming from their brain, and every smell, coming from their body.
  • We use that training to retrain their handler’s brain, through the process of communicating with their Service dog, to function in a more self-controlled, natural, beneficial manner.


Given the following actual situations, this past year we successfully placed dogs with:

  • Children with eloping, meltdown, out of control behaviors that run lower/medium on Ryan and Odinthe Autism scale, whose sensory input issues are astronomical.
  • Individuals who have developed uncontrolled, critical Seizures, happening at random, that paralyze their bodys, and putting them in a catatonic state of being, causing them extreme anxiety.
  • Men and women diagnosed with Dementia, who have lost their cognitive abilities to reason, remember, or communicate.
  • People with Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, TBI, Autism, some in a wheel chairs, who have limited mental control, are frustrated, and can have violent melt downs and/or extreme anxiety.
  • People riddled with PTSD, Night Terrors, constant mental replay, causing them extreme fear- based anxiety, and crippling their ability to function in life.

Families with multiple neurological disabilities and problems, having daily and hourly critical problems, unable to function and perform for normal daily concerns.


How are they going to handle a trained Psychiatric Service Dog, give it commands, and make it function?

The answer is, unless the dog is trained:

  • To work with and perform tasks for each specific individual,
  • To respond correctly, because that is what it does,
  • To do its’ job because that is what it is trained to do,

You don’t have a hope of that dog performing the way that person needs.

In each situation mentioned above, Dog Wish was almost 100% successful in meeting the specific needs of each individual and their family, and working things out for them.  How?

*The first thing Dog Wish does, with any dog in training as a Psychiatric Service Dog, is:

  • To teach them on command to stop,GIGI THE BEAUTIFUL
  • (Physically, Mentally, & Emotionally)
  • Cut their drive and relax,
  • Maintain a calm, controlled demeanor.
  • Tune into the energies projected by the brains of those around them.
  • Respond according to the energies presented to them at that moment.


This has proven to be the most effective means of control we have found for our clients.

  • People with Developmental and Neurological Disabilities cannot handle anxious, uncontrolled behaviors, so unless their dog is calm, relaxed, focused, and responsive, they can’t stand being around it, at all.

We do not follow a Guide Dog type of training, but need for our dogs to be empowered and resilliant in the performance of their duties and trained tasks.  The dog cannot have an inferior temperament that disables it, like so many other Organizations actually look for in their “Service Dog” candidates.  The dog actually needs to be:

  • Fully functional,
  • Dynamically intelligent
  • Strong
  • In control at all times.


It means that the dog is trained to go into a “command mode” where it learns to behave in a controlled manner that serves as a “counter balance” to the behaviors of its handler, and often their family.

This actually produces a stable, consistent field of energy that the affected person MAX n DONNA 2needs to help them calm down and control the unstable emotional impulses that riddle them constantly.  In so doing:

  • The dog enables them to find freedom from the constant emotional disturbances they face.
  • The dog helps them to relax, and function on a higher cognizant level.
  • The dog feeds them a relaxing, calm peacefulness that they constantly feed on

The effect of this condition in the dog produces the capability and enablement in their handler and their family to function on a more consistent, relaxed, higher level, free from the onslaught of the emotionally disabling features of their neurological disabilities.

We have found that the strongest tool in our arsenal of K9 weapons is the ability to connect and synchronize the energy of our dogs, with that of their handlers.  Once we do this, the handler quickly learns to connect and respond to the energetic level of the dog.


We recently took a young male German Shepherd Dog (10 months), bred from parents who were both trained Psychiatric Service Dogs, to the home of a family with a young 7-year-old boy with critical, lower middle spectrum, Autism behaviors.  When we arrived the boy took one look at the dog, put his hands on his ears, and ran hysterically to safety.  It’s what we expected.  We all knew it was going to take time for the boy to adjust to the dog, if he would.

  • He was use to being the recipient of attention from his whole family, who joined in caring for, working with, and handling him, and often it took the whole family of mom, dad, and his older sister to do the job.
  • His father had quit his job teaching school, and stayed home to be a full-time father for his disabled son.
  • He had a zero tolerance level for any new sensory addition to his very regulated environment, and the family had great difficulty taking him out of that environment, anywhere.

This was a new adventure and experience that he was going to have to adjust to over time and in spite of the conscientious work from the whole family, and he felt “invaded” on many fronts.

  • We started working with dad, helping him to learn how to handle and use the dog to help with his son.  The boy watched from a comfortable distance as dad, his sister, and then mom would interact with the dog, and encourage him in a positive way to participate with them.
  • The energy output provided by the dog in itself was astounding.  The dog’s energy level stabilized and then changed the energy in the home.   We then started tethering the boy to the dog while we trained with them both.
  •  The third night, for the first time in 6 years, they had a family reunion, and all the family came for dinner.  It was great, and the boy would walk over, touch, and then pet the new dog.  The fourth day brought us a dynamic change, as the boy walked by, petted, and would handle the dog, along with the rest of the family.
  • The next day, Monday, the boy grabbed the dog’s leash, and walked his new dog into his Autism School facility.  It was something they didn’t expect.  From there they were able to use the bond of energy with their new dog to get their son to go into stores without the normal horrific melt downs, they had experienced for the past several years.
  •  It just kept getting better.  The son started playing with the dog, going outside and having fun with his new dog, and sleeping with him.

The balance of stabilizing energy provided by this new family addition not only changed everything for the family, it brought an enabling presence to them that they had never before experienced.  We knew what the dog would do for this family, but didn’t know how they would react to the dog.

This single, but incredibly effective conditioning brought amazing changes and results to this familie’s endeavors to help create and stabilize a positive foundation of synchronized energy which they all enjoyed and used to enhance their lives as a family, to work together, and to enjoy each other, on a level they had never known.


Our methods for training are holistic, and therapeutic.  They are based on a “right” FAMILY DOGbrained technology, and designed to increase the synchronization of energy between the dog and the handler.  As the handler uses them it slows their brain down, teaches them to let go, focus on the level of energy we are using to teach the dog, and allow that energy to help the two bond and move in sync.  It is a major fundamental part of our training.  It is also the foundation for higher consciousness.

As you we use hand communications that focus the dog and the handler/trainer/participate together.  Both the dog, and the handler, focus and coordinate, cooperate, communicate, and co-create behaviors, using the hand communications.  As they do, they synchronize their physical/mental/emotional movement together, and learn to “be” at one with each other.  It is a humbling, refreshing, remarkable adventure that both share in, and as they do they learn to focus, think, and act as one.  Each one learns to understand, respond, and become a unified, bonded, team member, and to share with the other in a remarkable exchange of energy and power that they build together.

As the boy watched the father work with the dog, he identified with, both the dog and his father.  They boy was learning to speak with sign language, so learning to communicate with the dog using hand signals was natural for him.  However, our communication goes much deeper, and the hand movements are used to express our thoughts, feelings, and desires, in a complete spectrum of communicable idioms.  This dynamic communication makes it possible to sync our communication with the dog in a comprehensible form that greatly enhances our combined abilities to understand, and respond to each other.

Dene Payan

“I needed to pull myself together and do something to change my life.  I found Dog Dene PeyanWish, I read everything I could find and finally contacted them to see if they could train a dog that could actually help me to live a semi normal life.

I have been diagnosed with…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Severe Social Anxiety Disorder

Bipolar Disorder


Severe Depression

Panic Attacks


Hearing things that are not there


Bob Taylor at Dog Wish and I have numerous conversations, and after everything we talked about, and learning more about how he trains his dogs I just knew Dog Wish was the right place to get my service dog, if I was going to try and change my future.  Dog Wish began training a dog to be mine.  Later we set a date of April 6th for me to go to Dog Wish, to meet Cassie (my service dog) and begin my training with her.

The closer it got to Aril 6th, the more nervous I got.  I NEVER leave my house to go anywhere alone.  I need someone there with me all the time, I can’t be around or near strangers or else I freak out really bad.  I have hyperventilated, I have passed out, it’s just not good for me to be alone because I think too much about what is going on around me and that is when I start freaking out.  If I have someone with me, they can distract me and keep my mind on other things, which is good for me.

As the days got closer and closer, I knew I could not make the trip alone, so I had to buy last minute tickets for someone (Samantha) to go to Dog Wish with me.  April 5th arrives, my luggage is packed and I need to leave for the airport that evening.  I was a wreck, I just kept saying to myself…  On the way home, I will have Cassie, it will be much easier, I can do this one last time and I have to!!!

At the airport on the way to Dog Wish, I was a mess, I walked with my head down and I just followed the lady I took with me, she lead the way.  I sat down at our gate and I never moved, never looked around; I just stared at the floor thinking those same thoughts, over and over in my head…  I can do this, just this one last time!

When I arrived at Dog Wish, I met Bob, we spoke, got to know each other for a few minutes, then he had one of the trainers go and get Cassie.  When Cassie came near me, she immediately knew who I was from my scent, and I instantly fell in love with her!  I trained with her for four days at Dog Wish.  The four most remarkable days in my life!!!

On the fourth day, we headed to the airport on our on to come home.  Cassie and I walked into the airport like we owned the place!  I proudly walked up, got our boarding passes, walked to the gate and I sat and talked to Cassie until it was time for us to board the plane.  They boarded us first; we sat right up front where Cassie had plenty of room to lay down.  We had to change planes in Phoenix, AZ, and I had absolutely no problems around all those people!  I felt the same when we arrived in Austin and got off our plane and drive home.  I walked through the airport like a normal person!  It was a great trip home.

It’s been about 3 months now since I met my Dog Wish service dog, Cassie.  She knows exactly what to do to make things better for me!  No one ever gets too close, without her blocking me.  When I need to go grocery shopping, I don’t have to call every family member I have to find someone free, able and that is willing to go with me.  I have not sat at home a single day I have had off.  Cassie and I are visiting places, going for drives, taking walks, we go out to eat, window shopping…  I don’t need to call anyone to go with me, Cassie and I just get dressed and go on our own!!! We even TALKED to people, people I don’t know, total strangers!

Cassie and I just get up and out the door we go, jump in the SUV and off to the store, just me and my Cassie!  When I want to go out to eat (which I never got to do before) Cassie and I just go!  When I just want to get out of the house, sometimes just for a ride, sometimes to the park, to the lake or whatever we decide to do.  I never been window shopping so much in all my life, lol.  Why?  Because together, WE CAN!

There were some things I expected her to do for me, and she does all of those things, but what is really amazing about my Dog Wish service dog is that she does so much more than I expected!  I had no idea I would ever be able to go anywhere, and not even notice people around me.  I invited Samantha to go with us out to eat a few days ago.  She was sitting across from me, Cassie was by my side as usual.  I was talking to Samantha, and I noticed she had this weird look in her eyes.  I asked her if she was ok.  Her reply was, yes, but are you ok?  I said yes, why?  She said there was just a guy behind you, and you did not even turn around or get up and walk away.  Cassie even got up and went behind you and you didn’t even move.  I thought about it for a few seconds, and a tear rolled down my face as I said, I didn’t even notice.  Just knowing Cassie is there with me, relieves so much stress from me!  I truly never even noticed anyone around me in a busy restaurant on a Friday night!  It may not sound like much to someone else, but for me, that is a significant change in my life!  Cassie is so much more than I expected and we are growing closer to one another by the day!

I feel like a 100% changed and happy person!!!  I feel like so many of my dreams have come true!!!  I also feel that many more of my dreams are now possible with Cassie by my side!!!

Thank you to everyone at Dog Wish for changing my life!!!!

Love you guys and miss you daily!

Dené Payan and Cassie! 5-9-2016


As the handler concentrates on their physical hand communications, they “let go” of the left brained focus that traps them in a conscious state of delirium, where they review the problems they are confronting, and worry about the problems that they might face in the future because of their past and now present situations.  Psychological Professionals have documented that we spend up to 80 percent of our time by focusing on this created static field of frustrating delimas.


It is extremely difficult for a person to “escape” from their fobiatic conscious state.SHANNON & BENSON  Most people tell me that they cannot stop and meditate.  They constantly think in attempts to resolve the “Delima” riddled life they have created.  They can’t just let go, and allow their brains to move beyond this state of mind.  So we have created that ability, which happens through the methods of our dog training.

Therefore, the more you use this method for training:

  • The more you learn to slow down, express pure thought and be more exact in your communication with your dog.
  • Through this process you are also training your own brain to stop, focus, and to receive energy and empowerment from the Psycho-Centric Universe around you.
  •  As you do this you actually free yourself to move forwards, and create new scenarios of thought and corresponding behaviors which are positive, happy, and connected, to your dog, and then yourself.

We call this phenomenon “breaking the cycle”, and through this process you actually are training your own brain to work on a much higher level, where you are in total control.SIMA & FRIENDS

So many of us are cut off, from ourselves, from others, from nature, and from the very energies in and around us that we can use for resolution, and forward mental /emotional/ psychological healing.   Through the relationship with your dog, and the strategy of our training procedures we use for training and handling, you can reconnect yourself to life.

  • This process produces experiences that transform our lives, and help us to free up space for newness.
  • This process helps us stop, focus, meditate, and really resolve our state of being.
  • As the process is used properly it promotes neurological healing and balance.

Through this process of ENERGY CONNECTEDNESS your dog becomes your object of focus that you can use:BESS N FRIENDS

  • To “escape”, free yourself, and revitalize,
  • Become prepared to receive new energy,
  • Connect that energy to new, higher levels of consciousness, which give you the energy to move forwards.
  • YOU can use this energy to resolve the past, and move into the future in a positive, dynamic, empowered consciousness.

Therefore, this first, fundamental, and extremely important part of our enabling Psychiatric dog training teaches you how to learn how to “let go”.  You get out of the psycho-unconnected, self-absorbed state of conscious negativity by focusing on and using our strategically engineered program that produces “energetic transforming co-connectedness”. 

Through your work with your dog, you become:

  • connected,
  • empowered,
  • focused,
  • and able to move and function on a higher level.

Becoming empowered and connected, with yourself, the world around you, and the universe, through your Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dog, learning to receive, focus, and project your energies, will change your life. Caleb & Duke101

Though there are many processes you will learn at Dog Wish, this first fundamental process will prepare you for all others.  It enhances your ability to function, control, and direct your own brain, to think and function with power, intelligence, and a vibrant health.

Dog Wish is all about enabling YOU to function and live happier, healthier, and more completely, as a part of the world we are experiencing.  You can enjoy life on a level you can’t even imagine right now, which you have to experience for yourself before we can even communicate to you about.  The ability to connect, reach out, and live is primary and fundamental to good mental/emotional/physical health, and it is a fundamental KEY to opening a new life which you need.

To learn more about Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dogs just email us, ABBY, or call us at 760-662-3767.  We are here for you, and will be excited to speak with and read about YOU.


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Service Dogs Resolve Issues

with P.T.S.D., Anxiety, and Depression


“I have struggled with PTSD, anxiety and depression for years. July 2015 I learned SHANNON & BENSONabout PTSD service dogs and started doing my research. What I found gave me so much hope for having a “normal” future. I spent a few months gathering information, interviewing/talking with programs to see if I could get a dog. In September we found Dog Wish Many conversations later I was told that in 6 months Benson would be fully trained, just for me, and my needs.  In January I got my plane.  The wait has had its ups and MANY downs….many times I thought even a service dog couldn’t help me through it……but in my heart I knew the light at the end of the tunnel (Benson)was worth the struggle.


March 15, 2016 I flew to California and I met Benson for the first time. Over the next few days we did training and bonding. Today, March 22, 2016, we are leaving California, heading home to Chicago to continue on our journey.  Bob, Kerry, and the rest of the Dog Wish staff, you have changed my life forever.


  • I have not had a night terror since I got him, he wakes me up before I have one and won’t let me sleep until he knows it’s safe.


  • I can go into the public without having to have another person by my side….he protects me and makes me feel safe.


In the last week I have done things that I never thought I would ever do again, huge crowds walking Hollywood Blvd in LA, sitting in an airport alone and not even worrying, being able to say “I’m going to run out quickly…I’ll be back”.


When I lay down at night to go to sleep I’m not overwhelmed with anxiety, restlessness, insomnia….I feel him laying next to me and I’m able to fall asleep quickly (at a reasonable hour….not 4am). Benson has put a smile back on my face and joy in my heart again. I’m excited to see where life takes me…Benson by my side.”

Written 3-24-2016


Two weeks ago Shannon got a full time job, and is now working for the first time in years.  Her dog Benson has become the “mascot” for the business she is working for and they love him!  I am so proud of Shannon, she’s just great!




The reason Dog Wish has been so highly successful with our Anxiety dogs is that unlike others who work from the outside in, using Pharmaceuticals to mask the effects of these disorders, we work from the inside out, using our dogs to attack and eradicate the causes of the disabling disability.  Give us four days with our dog, and we’ll give you back your life!


According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, “Each year suicide claims approximately 30,000 lives in America, which makes it responsible for slightly more than 1 percent of deaths in the United States.”

According to the American Center for Suicide Prevention, in 2011 (the most available data), 39,518 suicides were reported. In 2011, someone died by suicide every 13.3 minutes. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans.

According to the Veteran’s Administration, each day in America, 11 veterans with P.T.S.D. take their lives.

Claire Mokrysz, a PhD student in the field of Mental Health at the University College London. Claire holds degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Neuropsychology. She has a broad interest in field of mental health. Claire recently posted her results from a study on suicide in 2013. She ran 42 studies which included analyzing and reporting on people who committed suicide due to Anxiety related mental states of consciousness.  She had a total of 309,974 people, roughly 1689 people in each case.  She found that, “Up to 75 percent of all people with depression, schizophrenia or other mental illnesses who attempt or complete suicide also are diagnosed with one or more of the Anxiety Disorders.”


Recently the USA Veterans Administration, ignoring that 21 Veterans are taking their lives every day, dropped their P.T.S.D. Service Dog program.  Dog Wish has partnered with United Veterans. to provide Psychiatric Service Dogs for Vets throughout America.


We consider Anxiety to be a major social concern.  1 out of 20 people in our society are disabled with Anxiety and have altered their lives and lifestyles trying to compensate for the pain they are in.  1 out of 5 of these people are so overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. They usually end up taking several different kinds of prescriptions to help them deal with the issues in their lives.


Dog Wish Offers a Superior Alternative


To these people, a Dog Wish Service Dog can be a necessity because:


  1. Our Service Dogs are trained to counter-balance the manic behaviors produced by THE COWBOYthe brains hypothalamus.  The very presence of one of our dogs can stop the brain from producing one of these unwanted experiences.

2. Because of the way we train and enhance our dogs, sometimes the very presence of our dogs CAN give YOU the ability to relax, to stop feeling stressed, anxious, and help provide you an emotional balance that you have never had before

3.  Beyond emotional support, our Psychiatric Service Dogs are trained to detect alert, and respond to your needs.  The dogs perform specific tasks helping their handlers to rise above their mental and emotional disabilities.   Your dog will Allow you to think more clearly, to act free from stress, anxiety, resolving YOUR inner pain.

4.  Through our dogs, we help people to let go of mental/emotional dilemmas and to learn to control how their brain’s function.  Within a short matter of time, with the empowerment and functioning enabling presence of their Service Dog, my clients are taking their lives back.


As a result of our methods, the Dog Wish Service Dog program for anxietyPETE MURPHY & HIS DEMENTIA DOG and PTSD, has been able to help hundreds of people reclaim their lives.


It Works!  The following are stories are of our dogs and their handler’s stories.   These stories demonstrate how our program works.


At one time Den’e Payan was a High School Principal, and a District Supervisor, and due to a very horrible marriage, she developed PTSD, and fell apart.  She lived like that for 15 years.  Noting helped, and nothing worked.


I lived my life for several years afraid that my brother was going to have me Denise & Ladycommitted!  I knew I would never survive being committed for Anxiety, PTSD, and Dementia.  I have always been a loner, and having me committed might have seemed like it would be the right thing and easy enough on me, but it was NOT a solution, in my eyes.   To hide me away in a room, away from everything, was not working for me!!!


I have been diagnosed with…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Severe Social Anxiety Disorder

Bipolar Disorder


Severe Depression

Panic Attacks


Hearing things that are not there




I needed to pull myself together and do something to change my life!!!  I thought a MAX n DONNA 2service dog might help me and it was kind of my last hope to be able to live somewhat of a normal life, time was running out for me!  I began to research service dogs to find out if there was anything even like what I needed.  After some research and talking to people, I found Dog Wish, I read everything I could find and finally contacted them to see if they could train a dog that could actually help me to live a semi normal life.


Bob Taylor at Dog Wish and I have numerous conversations, and after everything we talked about, and learning more about how he trains his dogs.  He said that they could train a dog for me that could help me with what I needed.  I just knew Dog Wish was the right place to get my service dog if I was going to try and change my future.  Dog Wish began training a dog to be mine.  Later we set a date of April 6th for me to go to Dog Wish, to meet Cassie (my service dog) and begin my training with her.


The closer it got to April 6th, the more nervous I got.  I NEVER leave my house to go anywhere alone.  I need someone there with me all the time, I can’t be around or near strangers or else I freak out really bad.  I have hyperventilated, I have passed out, it’s just not good for me to be alone because I think too much about what is going on around me and that is when I start freaking out.  If I have someone with me, they can distract me and keep my mind on other things, which is good for me.


As the days got closer and closer, I knew I could not make the trip alone, so I had to buy last minute tickets for someone (Samantha) to go to Dog Wish with me.  April 5th arrives, my luggage is packed and I need to leave for the airport that evening.  I was a wreck, I just kept saying to myself…  On the way home, I will have Cassie, it will be much easier, I can do this one last time and I have to!!!


At the airport on the way to Dog Wish, I was a mess, I walked with my head down and I just followed the lady I took with me, she lead the way.  I sat down at our gate and I never moved, never looked around; I just stared at the floor thinking those same thoughts, over and over in my head…  I can do this, just this one last time!


When I arrived at Dog Wish, I meet Bob, we spoke, got to know each other for a fewGIGI THE BEAUTIFUL minutes, then he had one of the trainers go and get Cassie.  When Cassie came near me, she immediately knew who I was from my scent, and I instantly fell in love with her!  I trained with her for four days at Dog Wish.  The four most remarkable days in my life!!!


On the fourth day, we headed to the airport on our on to come home.  Cassie and I walked into the airport like we owned the place!  I proudly walked up, got our boarding passes, walked to the gate and I sat and talked to Cassie until it was time for us to board the plane.  They boarded us first; we sat right up front where Cassie had plenty of room to lay down.  We had to change planes in Phoenix, AZ, and I had absolutely no problems around all those people!  I felt the same when we arrived in Austin and got off our plane and drive home.  I walked through the airport like a normal person!  It was a great trip home.


It’s been about month now since I met my Dog Wish service dog, Cassie.  She knows exactly what to do to make things better for me!  No one ever gets too close, without her blocking me.  When I need to go grocery shopping, I don’t have to call every family member I have to find someone free, able and that is willing to go with me.  I have not sat at home a single day I have had off.  Cassie and I are visiting places, going for drives, taking walks, we go out to eat, window shopping…  I don’t need to call anyone to go with me, Cassie and I just get dressed and go on our own!!! We even TALKED to people, people I don’t know, total strangers!


Cassie and I just get up and out the door we go, jump in the SUV and off to the store, just me and my Cassie!  When I want to go out to eat (which I never got to do before) Cassie and I just go!  When I just want to get out of the house, sometimes just for a ride, sometimes to the park, to the lake or whatever we decide to do.  I never been window shopping so much in all my life, lol  Why?  Because together, WE CAN!


There were some things I expected her to do for me, and she does all of those things, but what is really amazing about my Dog Wish service dog is that she does so much more than I expected!  I had no idea I would ever be able to go anywhere, and not even notice people around me.  I invited Samantha to go with us out to eat a few days ago.  She was sitting across from me, Cassie was by my side as usual.  I was talking to Samantha, and I noticed she had this weird look in her eyes.  I asked her if she was ok.  Her reply was, yes, but are you ok?  I said yes, why?  She said there was just a guy behind you, and you did not even turn around or get up and walk away.  Cassie even got up and went behind you and you didn’t even move.  I thought about it for a few seconds, and a tear rolled down my face as I said, I didn’t even notice.  Just knowing Cassie is there with me, relieves so much stress from me!  I truly never even noticed anyone around me in a busy restaurant on a Friday night!  It may not sound like much to someone else, but for me, that is a significant change in my life!  Cassie is so much more than I expected and we are growing closer to one another by the day!


I feel like a 100% changed and happy person!!!  I feel like so many of my dreams have come true!!!  I also feel that many more of my dreams are now possible with Cassie by my side!!!


Thank you to everyone at Dog Wish for changing my life!!!!

Love you guys and miss you daily!

Dené Payan and Cassie! 5-9-2016


Den’e has since decided to go through our school for trainers, and become a Dog Wish Service Dog Trainer!

MATT & BOWSERmatt & Bowser

When we meet Matt, he hadn’t left his home alone in over 12 years.  His trips outside the home were become more and more infrequent, and each trip left him more and more traumatized.  His PTSD was progressing more each week, feeding on his inability to fight it.  He would sleep in late, sit alone frustrated, and depressed blaming himself for not being able to shake the feelings that had and were holding him in bondage for the past 15 years.  After several Psychologists, therapists, a host of new medication programs, and every type of therapy known to man, he believed his life hopeless.

A Dog Wish, Service Dog was his last and final attempt to save his life.

He arrived at the facility exhausted and scared.  After a quick greeting, I walked him out to meet his dog, Bowser.

Matt’s Service Dog was a very peculiar dog that didn’t really enjoy meeting strangers. He would bark at people he felt negative energy from. He was strong, focused, and opinionated. He was exactly what Matt requested and needed.

Matt was somewhat scared about how this unknown dog might react to him. I explained to him, we had been tracking Bowser for the past three months using the scented items Matt had given us. I also told him, Bowser had learned to work with the trainers but Bowser knew they weren’t his owner. I also told him to relax, we had done everything we could do to prepare this dog for him and he loves you.


I opened the kennel door and Bowser, a beautiful black lab mix, walked out and smelled the air. He recognized Matt immediately and went right up to him.  Matt sat down in the dirt and started patting Bowser, with tears running down his cheeks.


Over the next week, my staff and I watched Matt and Bowser. It was very evident that all the hard work, all the training had worked. Matt and Bowser were a working service team.

The first time we went to a store, I didn’t know if we were going to make it out.  Matt was disoriented, sweating profusely, and almost passed out.  He was shaking so badly he could hardly move, and stuttered when someone spoke to him.  It took four hours for him to relax. Finally, he told me, “Every time I felt anxiety, my Service Dog pushed himself into my leg, and would lick my hand.”


I nodded with a smile and replied, “That’s what he is supposed to do.”

We went to dinner at a large Mexican restaurant.  While at dinner, the waiter and a man at the table next to us, started to play fight.  They were right next to Matt. Bowser, fearing for owner, stood up and barked. He scared the bejabbers out of the waiter, who took off, and ran down the aisle.  We had to explain to the manager that this particular dog was trained to protect his owner without hurting anyone.  The waiter came back and was able to pet the dog, but something changed inside Matt.  He was different; you could see it visibly on his face.


“Matt, are you ok?” I asked.  Matt looked at me and began to smile, “For the first time in 15 years, I’m great!” He stated with flashing eyes.


Bowser had been trained to help Matt feel safe, to relax, to lose his anxiety, and he had just done that.  Matt took him for walks around the hotel at night from then on, and one night the dog stopped a criminal. The man was hiding in bushes waiting to rob someone. Though, Bowser barked at the man, he never tried to hurt him. Bowser stayed right by Matt’s side, ready to do his job.


Four days later we went back to the busy store and walked around. We stayed there for over an hour.  We spoke with everyone we encountered and Matt had no reaction at all.  He didn’t feel the overwhelming anxiety. He didn’t break out in a cold sweat, or stuttered when someone spoke to him. He felt great.  Mission accomplished!

Matt went home, and started calling me daily.  His wife, kids, and parents fell in love with Bowser and vice versa.  He now drives all over town, goes to the store by himself whenever he wants to, and was ready to go back to work fulltime.


Recently Mathew wrote:  “Dog Wish, thank you so much for my wonderful Service Dog, Bowser. It has been a little over a year since you have blessed my life with his positive changing presence. My health has improved so much that I am in longer need of some medications, and weekly visits by a home health care nurse. We have become a source of information for people wondering about Service Dogs, what they do, how they work, and the laws pertaining to them. He has not only helped me but I know he will help others by being an ambassador service dog for my future clients when I finally become a psychologist.”

This is what you call a real transformation, one of over FIFTY in the last year for Dog Wish.

Ryan and Odin

A good Psychiatric Service Dog can walk into a room, smell the smells, feel the energies, detect the problems, alert, and respond without a single command.



Rick & Sam

Recently, a Dog Wish Service Dog recipient told me after WILD BOB & ARGUSonly one week with his dog.

“I can’t believe how I am being affected.  I’m sleeping, don’t feel anxiety or irritability, and I feel like my head is clear.  Usually I walk around in a fog I can’t get rid of it, but since my dog, it’s like somebody rinsed out my brain.  I used to feel a gripping fear, all the time, but not now.  When I went to the store I would hold onto a grocery cart, and walk right next to my wife.  The further we went, the worse the oppressing anxiety became, until I just could not stand it anymore, and we would leave.  Now, I don’t need the cart, I don’t need her, I can walk all over by myself, and I feel great!  I realize you told me how this was going to work before, but I until I experienced it for myself I couldn’t understand or believe it.  Now I know what you meant.”


After 2 weeks with his dog, he replied to friends on Facebook:Psychiatric Service Dog


“Phyllis June (wife), Sam (dog), and I were in a store yesterday. The normal ‘hold on to the cart’ like I do, no longer happens. I have Sam by my side and he does exactly what he is supposed to do – relieve stress and anxiety.  I can’t explain it, only to say it’s gone. He walks so close to me his shoulder rubs my leg.  It’s his way of saying, “I’m here, and it’s all going to be ok”. The most amazing thing is when we leave, I tell him to find car, there are certain words we use, but the thing is he tracks right to our car, or jeep. Never fails.

22 months later this family still can’t believe what this Dog Wish Service Dog is doing for them.


I have encountered several people who are “plagued” with anxiety caused by their attempts to live in environments that actively abuse them. Sensitive people can become victims to energies that are attracted to them. Environments that can stimulate their minds to produce feelings that cause them fear, frustration, and anger. All of which are dangerous and debilitating to them.  1 out of 4 people in our world are fighting for control of their brains, and need help.


Sima and Bubbysima n buddy

Sima is a charming, beautiful young woman, who flew to us in a last ditch effort to get help with her devastating PTSD.  She had been through 3 different professional Institutions where the professionals tried to help her with little to no success.  She had seen numerous Psychiatrists and Therapists, been through all the procedures, tried desperately to do everything possible to deal with her problems, but nothing worked.  She was paralyzed with nightmare experiences every single night, leaving her “scared to death”, curled up in the corner of her bedroom, crying.  She felt such pain that she had tried overdosing.  Nobody could help her, and her life was a living HELL.


She flew out to Dog Wish, out of her mind in terror and pain. She sat huddled, not speaking, and she won’t look at anyone. She just stared into space.  I watched her for a couple of minutes before I asked a staff member to bring in Buddy, a 16 month old male, red and black medium sized German Shepherd. We had finished training him but we hadn’t found the right home for him yet.


We work with synergistic energies, and as Buddy approached, his energy and Sima’s SIMA & FRIENDSenergy matched, exactly.  Sima looked up as Buddy came into the room and without a word he laid his head in her lap. He licked her face, and climbed up into her lap.  After a few minutes, I gave her the leash and told her to take him for a walk.  She did.


Sima stayed at my house during her training, because I wanted to make sure she would be okay.  In fact, since Buddy, she hasn’t had another traumatic episode of nightmarish horror.  Sima trained with us, like Mathew did, and went home.  Two days later she went to a wedding, then to a graduation, and then a family reunion.  That was eight months ago, and Sima has not regressed.  Her doctors have cut her meds to their lowest levels. Sima is reclaiming her life.  Buddy has made all the difference in her world.


Sima tells her story.

“Before Buddy every single day was a struggle. Every morning I would fight with myself over whether it was worth it to get out of bed, and even the days I did get up were spent counting down the hours until I could crawl back in. My PTSD had complete control of my life. I would dread sleep because sleep meant nightmares and nightmares meant ripped sheets, waking up with scratches and bruises, and an approximate average of 3 hours of sleep a night. Leaving the house never felt safe so I slowly isolated myself from everyone and everything. I jumped at loud noises or a simple tap on the shoulder from behind. I became agoraphobic and stopped going to the most basic places because my anxiety would debilitate me. Even the simplest tasks required all the energy I had.


I was prescribed more medications than I can count and tried almost every different kind of therapy recommended for PTSD. Some helped minutely, some helped temporarily, and some just made the urge to be curled up in a ball in my apartment intensify.


Then I called Bob Taylor at Dog Wish about getting a service dog. Bob listened to MAX2NISAeverything I had to say. He listened to my symptoms, the therapies I had already tried, and about my hope for many years for a “magic fix”. Bob sent me lots of information about service dogs, especially service dogs for PTSD. He told me he was going to help me in any way he could, and he really did follow through with everything. He didn’t make me wait weeks or months to come out to Dog Wish, he just simply said “come on out”, so I went.

I was terrified flying out to California. Even though I trusted Bob I was afraid this was just going to be another failed attempt to “fix” my PTSD. I was scared I wouldn’t find a dog, or that they would all be able to tell that having a dog come everywhere with me for the next substantial portion of my life wasn’t exactly something I was thrilled about. I wanted my life back so badly but the thought of something else failing was horrifying. I got to Dog Wish and I was shaking stepping out of the rental car but was very quickly enveloped in a huge hug from Bob who could so easily see how nervous/anxious/terrified I was. And then he started bringing out dogs to meet me. I had requested a female so first he brought out a female shepherd; she was beautiful but had zero interest in me. Then Bob asked if I was willing to try a male because he had an idea for a dog for me. I agreed and out came Buddy. He sniffed at me for about 3 seconds before resting his head on my lap and looking up at me with his beautiful golden eyes. And it was magic. I was hesitant to say that Buddy was the dog I was going to take home without working with him, but I knew it, and Bob knew it, and Buddy knew it too.


I worked with Bob, the other handlers, and the veterinarian on staff. Everybody was patient and kind and never rushed me. It was overwhelming but at the same time all I wanted to do was learn more, train more, and spend more time with Buddy. Bob took the pair of us everywhere. We went to Costco, the supermarket, the bank, restaurants; places I had been avoiding for years. Buddy could sense my anxiety and walked right alongside me, brushing my leg with his body, telling me I didn’t have to be afraid, he was right there. I slept through the night for the first time in many months. Buddy slept next to me, waking me by licking my hand or face when I started getting anxious. I was nightmare free for the first time in years. It had been so long that I had forgotten what a good night’s rest can do for a person. It was a wonderful few days, learning, training, and stepping way out of what had become my very small comfort zone.


A few days later it was time to bring Buddy home. Again I was nervous. What if Buddy only cooperated when the other handlers were around?  What if he didn’t behave for me in the airport?  What if the airline gave me issues about bringing Buddy home on the plane?  Bob reassured me endlessly that we’d have no problem and he was absolutely right. Buddy was excellent in the airport and on both connecting flights back to New York.  We got home and Buddy continued to be everything I had hoped he would be.

We started slow but it didn’t take long before I enjoyed leaving the house again.  I started working more hours from the office and less from home.  I started going out with my friends again.  My therapist was amazed at how Buddy had truly given me my life back. My father apologized to me that he hadn’t known about service dogs for PTSD earlier because all of the sudden I was myself again. Not the girl who was terrified to leave her apartment but the old me who wanted to live life, do the things I love, and be happy.

Life with Buddy was a big adjustment from my life before but every part of it was worth it. Pretty soon I had moved out of my old apartment in a neighborhood I didn’t want to be in and had moved down to the beach to an apartment with a backyard for Buddy and just steps away from the beach (which I thought was for me until I found out how much Buddy loved it too). Now it’s our daily ritual to either walk on the beach or boardwalk before heading to work.


Pretty soon the anxiety that used to be constantly building was simply gone. The sasha n duke 6supermarket wasn’t scary anymore because I knew Buddy was always going to be coming with me. Running errands became easy. We spend time with my family, we spend time with my friends, and everybody just loves him. I’ve taken him to work, the gym, restaurants, bars, family celebrations. We’ve gone hiking, to concerts, to movies, to museums. Endless lists of places I wouldn’t have gone without him and now get to experience again without triggering a panic attack.


I may still have PTSD, and I may still have occasional bad days, but every day with Buddy is another adventure. We have hiccups every now and again but for the most part I just keep learning more and more from him. I will never be able to thank anyone properly for the wonderful ways Buddy has changed my life; Bob and everyone at Dog Wish for training Buddy to be MY dog, my parents for the greatest gift I will ever get in my entire life, my siblings and extended family for accepting Buddy into their lives as well, my friends for not only not caring about Buddy tagging along but truly being enthusiastic about it, the new neighbors who reached out and ran down to check if I was okay when Buddy started barking at a cat outside (“I thought something was wrong because he NEVER barks!!”).

Buddy is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. He was and is my “magic fix”. Buddy gave me my life back. He rescues me from the thoughts and flashbacks in my head. He saves me from the anxious trains of thoughts that used to be endlessly racing through my mind. He protects me when I feel vulnerable; he stays by my side when I feel strong. I couldn’t have asked for more, I’ve already gotten more than I imagined was possible.

Buddy has given me back the life I love.  Going to Dog Wish was the best thing I’ve ever done.”


I don’t think it is an overstatement to say that people suffering from anxiety Bob Taylorand PTSD, can learn to control and refocus their brains with a Service Dog. By working with the dog they can control the behaviors that cause them anxiety. They can learn rejoin the world around them.




If  you have comments, questions, and personal concerns, call:


Bob Taylor, at 760-662-3767, or write me at



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We have a perplexing problem in our society that is affecting 35% of the families with older people in America.  This problem is called Dementia.  Dementia affects 3 out of 10 adults in our society. 

Dementia causes a mental regression in the minds of those who are affected by it.  It is Psychiatric Service Doga fatal disease that robs them of their mental abilities to function, until the brain is no longer able to keep them alive.  Dementia victims die a slow, lonely, and painful regressive death.  As a result, it is the most feared disorder known to modern science.


Dog Wish Service Dogs are among the greatest helps you can provide to someone who has Dementia.

  • They have had their natural mental processes enhanced, and
  • Are trained to connect,
  • Communicate, and
  • Partner up with people who have become ‘right-brained’ more effectively than a ‘left-brained’ or “normal” human could.
  • Alleviate the process that leads to confusion, stress, and emotional turmoil.
  • Understand uncommunicated needs and desires for the affected person
  • Provide care partner assistance
  • Safeguard their handler from actions that might harm them
  • Detect and alert to dangers in their environment
  • Detect and alert to dangers from other people
  • Provide companionship and love
  • Help the handler to relax,
  • Help the handler to maintain composure
  • Help the handler to move and walk more safely
  • Help the handler when they forget, become lost, disoriented, and scared


“Hi Bob and you too Kerry!!

Just checking in with you and to let you know what an amazing animal and friend PETE MURPHY & HIS DEMENTIA DOGHollister is!! I so often wish you were here and could see him interacting with Pete and every person he meets. Dooleys – the pub Pete’s brother owned and is in the family since his passing – has adopted Hollister as their mascot!! We walk in the door and everyone greets him! He never lacks for water and even gets a free burger now and again.  One of the servers even on his day off takes him along with his two dogs to dog park just down the road.  He loves that.

He especially loves children. When we are out we get nowhere fast😉. Pete loves kids so they always have a good time. Not sure who loves the attention more – peter or Hollister😉

Yesterday we visited my sister. She suffered an anoxic brain injury in 2002 from a heart attack. Her quality of life is not good. She is failing. Hollister went to her immediately and could not give her enough love. Between Peter and Diane he was busy.

Hope all is well there. I see you are knee deep in puppies☺️. How fun. Take care. Know we think of you often and love Hollister more than you can imagine🐾🐾.  God bless. Linda”



The Problem

People with Dementia are affected neurologically, and loose partial to complete use of the cognitive features in their brain. Depending upon where they can be found on the Dementia scale of affectedness.  This is a 1 to 7 scale, which describes corresponding behaviors, and shows how affected each individual is by their Dementia.


Usually, the family and caregivers working with each person will pick up on these behaviors as they progress, but often will not really notice the mental decline of that person until these behaviors become pronounced, and strongly abnormal.  At that point they make an appointment with their physician, who schedules testing, and then, when the results of that testing come in the Doctor will prescribe Pharmaceutical Medications to help combat the physical effects caused by the neurological changes happening in the brain of the affected person.   The medications are not meant to help or improve these behaviors, but only to modify them, so that they are not so disruptive to the person, and those around them.  The Dementia that the person is experiencing will continue to cause increasingly stronger abnormality in the behaviors of that person, even with the increase of those medications, until the affected person is no longer capable of functioning on an acceptable level, and will need to be institutionalized.    During this process the affected person will experience a neurological decline in their ability to function using their brain’s cognitive features.


This is commonly called going “right brained”, because through the process of time their brain loses the ability to use the functions commonly attributed as “left” sided functions, including cognitive reasoning, short term memory, and a variety of intelligent mental features produced by the brain.  The brain simply rewires itself, reproducing those features to a lesser extent, and those with Dementia suffer this experience.


People who are primarily ‘right-brained’ do not have the ability to communicate their thoughts and feelings that people who are ‘left-brained’ do.  They need a partner who can detect their needs and respond non-verbally.  The loose their ability to process thought in a rational order of expression.  They also suffer from short term memory loss, and will more and more frequently forget what they are trying to communicate before they can express it.  This process also creates disorientation for the individual who becomes confused, disassociated, and/or withdrawn.


Dog Wish Service Dogs are the answer because:HEAVEN

  • They can communicate non-verbally and detect the intentions, needs, and desires of their handler.
  • They are trained to go left brained, and meet their handler on the level where they are and work with them at that mental place.
  • Because of their conditioning they can counter mood swings, melt downs, emotional confusion, turmoil based behaviors, and help the handler to resolution with calmness.
  • They can pick up on the intentions of the caregiver and help them work more successfully with the affected person.
  • They can synchronize their energy with that of their handler, providing comfort, confidence, and communication.


Because of their condition, our understanding, and training, their dog will be capable of doing things with and for them that you cannot do.  They become a SUPERIOR Care Partner.

The dog will understand Their handler’s thoughts and needs far better than you are capable of, and be able to respond to them in ways you can’t.  Simply put, whether that person is in their home or a chosen Assisted Living Facility, the most important thing to them, always, is that their Service Dog be right there.  This is because the Service Dog, when trained properly, will immediately:

  • become their primary connection with this world,
  • provide security
  • help them to be less confused
  • Function on a higher level

Their presence will be your best and most beneficial tool in preserving their personal integrity and keeping them safe, healthy, and happy.  Anyone who is serious about the welfare of that person needs to take these facts into consideration.


Unlike what someone without proper knowledge or understanding might think, our Dog Wish K9 Service Dog will be a better qualified and more helpful and beneficial Care[artner, than you can be, in many ways.


However, don’t feel left out, because you will still be needed, for the little things.


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  • They can detect the scents that their handler’s body produces. They will know what is normal, abnormal, and can detect, alert, and respond for the benefit of their handler.
  • They are many (up to 100) times more sensitive to the energies we produce as we are, and can detect abnormal brainwave and body energy.
  • We have created methods for teaching dogs to invert their senses and then use their sensory abilities to concentrate 95 to 100% of their attention on their handlers at all times.
  • We have created exercises that I go through with their handlers, that strengthen the emotional bond between the Service Dog and their handler.
  • In so doing, we teach our Service Dogs to have an unusually intense and critical focus on their handlers, to “watch out” for them and to be emotionally close to them.

(see, Vital Tasks for Psychiatric Service Dogs)


A DOGWISH Service dog is a 24-Hour Passively Protective Partner 

  • The K9 can stop the person from leaving the home in the later stages of the disease and alert the caregiver.
  • In the first two stages of the disease, the K9 can be trained to accompany the handler, so they can safely go for a walk and return them home.
  • They can discourage aggressive advances of others and will intelligently and progressively, passively protect their handlers, according to the letter of the law.
  • The Service Dog is always there as a primary connection for the handler and can help with the emotional aspects of their disability.
  • The Service Dog is a constant friend who is focused on the handler 24/7.


A DOG WISH Service dog IMPROVES the Handler’s Function Ability


  • The Service Dog develops a strong connection with the disabled individual and improves self-confidence. The Service Dog also helps to resolve fear issues and can reduce co-dependence.
  • The Service Dog can intervene with a depressed or fearful handler, improving his/her state of mind. The Service Dog will sense this state and reduce the sense of loneliness and isolation.
  • The alert and concerned presence of a trained Dog Wish Service Dog can help by detecting and alerting everyone to a potentially dangerous situation caused by delusionary, hysterical or forgetful behaviors that could cause the handler harm.



A DOG WISH Service Dog CAN Delay Deterioration of the Handler!


  • By improving the physical health of its handler with walks and other physical activity.
  • Physical activities slow down the impact of aging and degeneration of muscle tissue and bone mass.
  • Provides a positive connecting relationship outside of their own mental state of being that motivates, encourages and uplifts them.
  • Interacting with the Service Dog stimulates the handler’s brain.
  • According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is possible reverse the trends of dementia in up to 10% of all cases.


If your loved one is going through the beginning stages of Dementia do not hesitate to call and speak with Dog Wish today.  A Dog Wish K9 Dementia Service Dog will make all the difference in the World for you and your loved one.


Dog Wish is committed to helping Dementia Sufferers. 

  • We have a Gerontologist and Aging in Place Specialist on staff who also has Certificates in Dementia and related fields from leading Universities, Around the world.
  • We are intimately connected daily with the original Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Alzheimer’s Association.
  • We wrote and published the first book on Dementia Service Dogs, CAREGIVERS WITH PAWS, now 4 years old.
  • We have trained over 50 Dementia Service Dogs.
  • We also, now, are connected to several of America’s Leading Neuropsychologists, including Dr. Jeffrey Martindale, PhD, who is serving on our Board of Directors.


Dog Wish is being contacted by critical contacts in our own state, throughout America, in Canada, and in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.  We are open and very interested in pursuing the establishment, and development of centers throughout the world, to help train Psychiatric Service Dogs for these people.  Please feel free to contact us.


Dog Wish is committed to helping the families and caregivers of Dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers keep their loved ones and those they are caring for in the early stages of Dementia as long as possible, whether they are at home, or in a chosen facility.


“I certainly do not have a problem telling you about the positive experience we have had FLUFNNO2with Bob Taylor and Dog Wish.


A few years ago my late wife was diagnosed with aphasia that was progressing into dementia.  My daughter-in-law, a veterinarian, looked into several providers of service animals and found Bob.  We looked into his organization, Dog Wish, and I called him.  He was pleasant and very open in answering my questions.  He had several questions of me and advised he had a German Shepard, Fluffy, that he felt would work perfectly.  He was right!


He did some additional specific training and we made the trip to California to meet.  It was love at first sight between Fluffy and my wife.  After a few days working with my wife and Fluffy we made our way back home.  Fluffy was an immediate member of our family and made a huge impact on my wife’s ability to interact with other people and to function outside our home.  Because of Fluffy we were able to take two cruises and maintain a normal life.


My wife died in July 2014 and Fluffy provided comfort to her throughout her time in the hospital and hospice.  I decided to keep Fluffy but she needed a job.  I have Type II diabetes and Bob retrained Fluffy for me. We have been together ever since.  She goes with me to court as well as traveling across the US.


I only have good things to say about Bob and his animals.  I believe he has a unique ability to assess a young puppy and select those dogs that will make great service animals.  He then trains them to fit a person’s specific needs.


I do not think you will be disappointed with Lady. I encourage you to have anyone who has questions to contact Bob.  He is open and easy to talk with.

John Phinizy, Attorney at Law”


The biggest problem we have is that often people wait to order a dog until their loved

one is at a critical stage or state in their process of decline.  It would far better for the individual if they could receive their dog as soon as possible.


It has been found that:pup in training


  • Those who stay where things are familiar, stay healthier longer
  • Those who live with less stress, and are more cognizant, and can live longer
  • Those who deal with less confusion and frustration, do better
  • Those who are more emotionally balanced do better
  • Those who are kept mentally stimulated use their brains easier


A Dog Wish Service Dog is selected and trained to provide the answers for both the Dementia patient, and those caring for them.

Some of the leading concerns stated by caregivers who are working with people suffering with dementia related symptoms are that as the disease progresses, the affected individual becomes:

  • More and more disoriented
  • Less responsive
  • Less reactive, and
  • More self-absorbed
  • More emotionally unstable
  • More prone to emotional break downs and melt downs,
  • More lonely, isolated, and detached
  • Mentally disjointed and prone to erratic behaviors at unusual times
  • More prone to delusional thoughts and behaviors


All of these behaviors are symptomatic of a person who has lost the ability to use their “left-brained” functions, cognitive processes, and frontal lobe processes, and cerebral cortex behaviors, that we all depend upon for normal behavior, as described by top scientists.


 Many top studies sight the work of Dr. Nancy Minshew, and her team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Minshew is noted as being one of the most prolific and best-known researchers in the field of Autism, Alzheimer’s, and the brain.  With Dementia it is the loss of Purkinge cells in the brain that destroys its ability to use left and frontal brain functions and activities.


Dr. Minshew has found that there is a unique and remarkable counter-effect produced by the brain.  The brain re-wires itself, and the right side of the brain takes over and performs those functions normally addressed by the left side of the brain.    Being predominately right brained is a unique and remarkable phenomenon, produced by the brain itself, in an attempt to reproduce the abilities being lost by the individual whose is losing their ability to use important parts of their left brain.


As mentioned in my book, CAREGIVERS WITH PAWS: How Service Dogs are FLUFNNO1helping those suffering with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and other blogs written by the author, this unique mental ‘state-of-being’ is highly illusive, and poses several problems for the caretaker, and those trying to communicate with the affected person.  (*NOTE: the above referenced book can be purchased on, in the Kindle section.)


People who are predominately ‘right-brained’ may ‘copy’ those around them who are left brained, but lack the connected cognition which the left brain provides.  Therefore, those who are disabled with this mental disorder may appear intelligent and capable, but this is an illusion and is not trustworthy.  According to Dr. Brian Putnam, one of the world’s leading Stem Cell Experts, the right brain is primarily used as a storehouse for memory, and has a million times the storage capacity that the left brain has.

Because of this, people whose brains have been re-wired may in some ways possess genius mentalities, but in other ways be seriously lacking in their function ability.  They may ‘appear’ to be responding in a normal fashion, but it is not a reliable, comprehensive behavior.


  • The right brain does not have the logical, rational abilities to produce the cognizant behaviors that the left brain does.
  • The right brain is prone to illusive, subjective processes, that are irrational
  • The ‘right-brained’, affected person, exists in a separate reality than a ‘left-brained’ person



Dog Wish, President Bob Taylor,, 760-662-3767




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                               PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE DOGS

                   For those with Bipolar, ADD, ADHD, ODD, etc.                   

Dog Wish has spent years developing a highly skilled Psychiatric Service Dog to SHANNON & BENSONdeal with a number of issues that is bringing us high acclaim.  Because of the methods and exercises we use in our training we are very successful in immediate life transforming changes with every client who comes to us.

The disorders accompanying the classifications for Bi-Polar disabilities, Abnormal or Multiple Personality, ADD, ADHD, ODD etc. represent a dark morass of disorders that the world has chosen to run, hide from, and ignore.  (Thus the picture I have chosen to represent this disorder from radical rock band, Anthras.)

Last year we were visited by a family whose daughter was beset with PTSD, and was dropping out of her Doctorate program at UCI, until we partnered her up with a Dog Wish PTSD Psychiatric Service Dog, that has changed it all!  Her parents were so impressed that they are putting us in contact with The Director of a special program created by the US Department of Defense, for the soldiers with TBI.  Because of the elite breeding and training program we use, our dogs have demonstrated the capabilities to respond to their needs, in phenomenal ways.

Over the years, clients with these disabilities have presented us with the most severe, dangerous, and complicated behavioral concerns we have found.

Their disorders are aggravated, especially, when you consider that they are complicated Ryan and Odin by mixing them with Anxiety, PTSD, TBI, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dementia, etc., which often will accompany these disorders.

  • Their disorders are complicated by the overproduction or underproduction of natural chemicals that their brain stimulates their body to produce.
  • Psychiatrists have attempted to address and remedy this condition by prescribing them medicals or stimulate or provide these chemicals artificially, and often, the effect is worse than the original condition.
  • These people live their lives as victims, living in a body, with a brain they have no control over that produces feelings and actual behaviors for them that become habitual and are actually a physiological part of their brain.


To begin, let’s start off with a few important definitions:



The National Institute of Mental Health

Bipolar disorder—the larger condition that includes bipolar depression—is a lifelong, or chronic, illness. It’s a condition that affects the brain in a way that can cause extreme mood swings that vary in length. People with bipolar disorder can go from mania (the “highs”)—feeling euphoric or revved up and irritable—to depression (the “lows”)—feeling down or hopeless. These highs and lows are called “episodes.”

Bipolar disorder is sometimes referred to as manic depression.

“Some people may experience mood swings that are less extreme than a full manic episode, known as hypomania.”

WIKIPEDIA-What Is Bipolar Disorder?

“Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes Denise & Ladyunusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe.

Treatment commonly includes psychotherapy and medications such as mood stabilizers or antipsychotics.”


Decreased levels of dopamine may be linked to slowing down of motivation or movement.  Dopamine is a chemical messenger in the brain called a neurotransmitter. It helps control movement in the body and is also linked to thinking and emotions.  Increased levels of dopamine may be linked to more motivation or movement.


Decreased levels of serotonin may be linked to a sad or down mood.  Serotonin is a chemical produced by nerve cells in the brain. This chemical, or neurotransmitter, acts as a messenger in the brain. It helps control moods.

…Depressed mood most of the day; feeling sad or     empty, tearful.


Significant loss of interest or pleasure in activities that used to be enjoyable

Significant weight loss (when not dieting) or weight       gain; decrease or increase in appetite

Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much

Agitation; or slowing down of thoughts and reduction of physical movements

Fatigue or loss of energy

Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt

Poor concentration or having difficulty making decisions

Thinking about death or suicide

“Bipolar disorder may also be present in a mixed state, in which you might experience both mania and depression at the same time. During a mixed state, you might feel very agitated, have trouble sleeping, experience major changes in appetite, and have suicidal thoughts. People in a mixed state may feel very sad or hopeless while at the same time feel extremely energized.

Sometimes, a person with severe episodes of mania or depression has psychotic symptoms too, such as hallucinations or delusions. The psychotic symptoms tend to reflect the person’s extreme mood. For example,

  • if you are having psychotic symptoms during a manic episode, you may believe you are a famous person, have a lot of money, or have special powers.
  •  If you are having psychotic symptoms during a depressive episode, you may believe you are ruined and penniless, or you have committed a crime.
  • As a result, people with bipolar disorder who have psychotic symptoms are sometimes misdiagnosed with schizophrenia.

According to noted Psychiatrists:

People with bipolar disorder may also abuse alcohol or substances, have relationship DAKOTA AND BILLYproblems, or perform poorly in school or at work. It may be difficult to recognize these problems as signs of a major mental illness.

Doctors diagnose bipolar disorder using guidelines from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). To be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the symptoms must be a major change from your normal mood or behavior.


There are four basic types of bipolar disorder:

    Bipolar I Disorder—defined by manic or mixed episodes that last at least seven days, or by manic symptoms that are so severe that the person needs immediate hospital care. Usually, depressive episodes occur as well, typically lasting at least 2 weeks.

    Bipolar II Disorder—defined by a pattern of depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes, but no full-blown manic or mixed episodes.

Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BP-NOS)—diagnosed when symptoms of the illness exist but do not meet diagnostic criteria for either bipolar I or II. However, the symptoms

This past two years I have been listening, intrigued by, a musical, Jekill & Hyde, written in 1990, which to me is epic, because it is the only musical ever written that explains the journey of a man into the dark madness and morass we all experience to different extents in life.  Jekill is forced to succeed in his life’s work, by becoming the experiment himself.  He ingests the mixture of chemicals he has created that change him, unchain his dark side, and enable him to enter a mentality that fills him with a created power to become evil.  He never dreamed that this self-induced state of being would become so dominant as to possess him, “something inside me, a breathtaking pain, devours and consumes me, and drives me insane!”


“I have psychotic PTSD, Chronic Severe Panic/anxiety disorder, I also have selective mute-ism and agoraphobia as a result of my anxiety and PTSD. I also have Fibromyalgia and that makes it hard to walk most days.  Being afraid all of the time is not a life, hiding out under tables, in the dark, having panic attacks that make me feel awful.

I also have a heart condition that has developed because of the severe anxiety I have had my whole life. My first panic attack was around the age of 9. and until 6 years ago, I was able to live with it in a somewhat normal way.”

Is the above person suffering with Bi-Polar problems?

“I’ve been dealing with PTSD, anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorders for almost ten years.”

“I am unable to work due to my meds. I have panic attacks 5-6 times a week. I’m unable to go anywhere without company.  I have a 10-year-old daughter and want to be the mom she deserves on an even level.  I had a German Shepherd in college who ended up saving my dad’s life. Very special to me.  My dog of 13 years died a few months ago. While she was never trained, she was extremely helpful in the dark hours.  To have an alternative to chemicals would be a great relief.”


“My 8 yr. old son has severe ADHD. He continues to go to numerous doctors to find no help. He has been diagnosed by a Neuro-Psychotherapist by the Children’s’ Hospital of Peoria, of being in the middle of the spectrum for ADHD. Which, he gets the worst of both sides. I have tried numerous medications to no avail. He succumbs to all the side effects. I am very curious how the dogs you have trained have helped children with ADHD with their everyday living, such as schooling. This has been an on going battle for the the past 4 years and I don’t think I could put my child on another medication.”


Jake was a young man who had dropped out of his University Master’s program, been fired by his employer, and couldn’t cope with life.  His parents were beyond themselves with worry over him, and had me calling him daily, to help them keep him from suicide, until they could bring him to get his dog.

He now had owned his dog for a year, and since the first time he held his leash until today, the dog has become his partner, best friend, and CONSTANT companion.  He is now finishing his education, working, and living the life he never dreamed he could live.


I will never forget his first question to me, sitting in a chair on our patio, riddled with mania and anxiety.  He looked up and said, “What’s a damn dog going to do for me?”  You see, Jake had spent his whole life with dogs and horses, and couldn’t imagine that a dog could help him!  I had my team bring his dog up, put the leash in his hands, and said, “let’s see.”  Jake took Titan for a walk.  He was gone for about 15 minutes, and when he came back he sat down without a word, started to twitch, then shake, and cry.  As the tears rolled down his cheeks his parents rushed to his side.

“What’s wrong Jake”, they asked:  “NOTHING!!”, He replied, “I feel great!  It’s working!”  His parents grabbed their bags, got in their car, and yelled back, “see you later”, and they did.  Four days later Jake and Titan went home and Jake started his new life.  It did work for him, and a hundred others like him this last two years.  Eighteen months later, Jake is doing wonderful., and the only problem his family has is that they now want a second dog, for them!


I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true because Dog Wish Psychiatric Service Dogs are trained:


  • To counter-balance your abnormal and manic behaviors naturally, with theirMAX n DONNA 2 enhanced, neurologically modified presence.
  • Just the very presence of your dog will be therapeutically, holistically, and naturally healing, and relaxing for you.
  • The dog will take you to a new place, neurologically, where you relax, and just be, without fear, anxiety, loneliness, anger, frustration, or mania of any kind.
  • The dog will smell every scent your body produces, and respond appropriately.
  • The dog will feel every energy your brain produces, detect, alert, and perform as needed to help you!
  • Because the dogs have strong top quality working dog lines, their instincts, and temperament are strong, focused, and very powerful, and their presence will stop and alert most people to back off, and leave you alone.
  • The dogs have the capability to understand the energies in every person you meet, and the ability to buffer them, and keep you safe from those with negative or disruptive energies.
  • Each dog is then individually taught the tasks needed to help their particular handler.


Because of the way we train, when the handler comes to work with, and take their dog pup in traininghome, the bonding process takes about 15 minutes!  We spend the rest of our time training the handler to use their dog effectively.  The dog does it all, immediately, and consistently, from then on.


Dog Wish has communicated with numerous PHDs, Clinical Psychologists (Psy Ds), etc., who have agreed that the artificial medications and Pharmaceutical Drugs in use to “help” their patients cause more problems that they assist in resolving, and leave their clients in “limbo”.  Dog Wish, on the other hand uses a natural energetic source of therapeutic, healing power, that helps each handler to heal and rebuild correct physiological brain development, with permanent results.  Our goal is to produce correct functional behaviors, and maintain correct neurological responsiveness in the brain of each handler, through the work of each Psychiatric Service Dog we produce and place.   We have documented the success of our dogs with people suffering with TBI, ADD, and the host of other disorders and disabilities attacking our clients. Bob Taylor


For more specific information, and help in resolving your loved ones disorders, just call Bob Taylor at 760-662-3767, or email us at

Essential Tasks for Psychiatric Service Dogs, by Bob Taylor


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In 1985 I decided that since I was in dog training as a profession I would join a dog sports club, and was rather impressed with people I had seen training dogs for what was called Schutzhund, which was a Police K9 styled sport. In 1902 the creator of the German Shepherd Dog, Col. Maxwell Von Stephanitz, and the top dog trainer in Germany, put together a dog sport that would produce a balanced, stable Police dog for Germany. Right now over 10,000,000 contestants train their dogs to compete in that sport annually, for a chance to place in National and World Championships, where my wife and I placed 18 times with different dogs, (first 6 times), and qualified as the top married couple from America in these trials, in history.

The first year of competition it became apparent to me that the hardest, and least bob-herosworked field in Schutzhund where Americans were beaten the worst was that of tracking. Especially, an exercise called Fartenhund, or MASTER TRACKING DOG training. Getting an FH title on your dog was the toughest part of Schutzhund training, and very few Americans had ever been successful in International Competition in this area. So, I decided to make that my first major goal in Schutzhund, and two years later took the Nationals, and was given the highest scores at the World Championships. We went on the take the Nationals several times in this area of work, and to earn over 50 FH titles on dogs, sometimes with perfect scores, during our career in Schutzhund.

I started off training 10 dogs, every day, in vacant fields all over Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino County, and filled every space I could for local, Regional, and National Schutzhund Trials with my Master Tracking Dogs.

When we earned placement of the World Championship Team for the German Shepherd Dog Club of America-Working Dog Association, (who Honored us with the MERIT OF HONOR for OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION to the BREED in America, presented by Dr. Ernest Loebe, America’s foremost and oldest Judge, who had escaped from Auswitch Concentration Camp and come to America, who loved the German Shepherd Dog), we really started learning about Master Tracking dog training, from some of Europe’s top tracking dog trainers, and especially Mr. Heinz Kraus, owner and head trainer of Europe’s largest Sicherheitsdienst chain of Businesses, (in 9 different countries throughout Europe) where we trained with over 500 working security and Police K9 dogs, and with whom we attended one of Germany’s top rated Police Canine Training Schools in Munich Germany at their Airport where out of 157 dogs from throughout Germany where we placed 1st, 2nd, and 4th. The next year we were paid to go to Germany and train to help Police and Customs Dogs Certify for their state qualifications.

We then, the next year, went through intense training with Dean Calderon, America’s foremost competition Schutzhund dog trainer, and went on to place 1st, 3rd, and 4th in the German Shepherd National Schutzhund Dog Championships.

When I started training dogs for kids with Autism, and people with Seizure disorders, THE COWBOYback in 1999, the first need that became prevalent to us was the need for dogs to be Search these kids out, to find them if they eloped. The second was to be capable of detecting the scent these individuals put out, prior to an abnormal, manic, or disruptive neurological event. While the hypothalamus in their brain was collecting data to produce one of these events, it was obvious that a trained Service Dog that could detect and alert to one of these critical disruptions, would be very valuable.

Producing a dog that could feel the energies produced by the brain as it was creating a:

• Meltdownmeld down
• Desire to elope, escape, or hides
• Produce a Seizure
• React to a toxic substance
• Have a critical blood sugar drop
• Have a brain aneurism or stroke

Furthermore, the ability of a well-trained Service Dog to Search & Rescue someone who CASPER 5has wandered off quickly, following a scent or energy trail was noted immediately as critical and lifesaving. We got our first chance in the early 2,000s when the Northwest Director for FEMA Disaster Dogs, Doctor David Kelso hired us to train his new Search & Rescue dog, Casper. Because of our training, Casper, two weeks after Dave picked him up, found a hunting party stranded in 6 foot of snow, at 3am in the morning, 8 miles outside of Casper Wyoming, in -30% weather, and rescued them without a single a single person suffering damage, due to his ability to “brainwave sensitive”.

Dave then got three more dogs, and was hired by 5 different states to do search & disaster work for the next three years, before being killed while driving by a drunk truck driver. During that time, he amassed numerous awards, and his dog Casper was acclaimed the TOP THERAPY DOG in the Nation by ADI.


1. First of all, most tracking trainers, including Search & Rescue dog trainers, only teach ZOEY TRACKING 1what is called Air Scenting. The dogs are trained to follow the scent left in the air by someone they are scenting out.

2. Ground scent training is much more difficult, but is what is taught by Master Tracking Dog trainers in Europe, so, because of my dog sports background, I was an expert in this field of endeavor, and teach this to all the dogs I train to track. Ground Scent training is more exact, and teaches the dog to follow scent step-by-step, thereby keeping the dog closer and more exactly on the scent.

3. Inadvertently, because of the work we do training, as our dogs to stay focused onCODYNBAILEY2 the handler in our behavior school of training, our dogs become “brain-wave-sensitive”, a term created and documented by Doctor David Kelso, with his Dog Wish Super Search Dogs.

*This new dimension of detection gave our dogs a surprisingly superior ability to feel as well as smell the presence of the person they were searching for. A good example happened to Dave in las Cruces New Mexico where Dave went to care for his dad, after a serious heart attack. Dave was walking down the main street, and the dogs stopped at a specific corner. Dave let the dogs take him walk way down the block to a house, where again the dogs stopped and indicated something. Dave got a search warrant, and went back with the Police, and upon entering the home found four children there, kidnapped from different parts of the US. The dogs could feel the abnormal brainwave activity from the dogs and were drawn to the home where they were being kept.


Beginning on the track
We start off our dogs on the track as soon as they are ready to walk on a leash.little STRUDEL tracking

• It’s the first thing they learn to do as a task
• It’s based on the natural, strong drive for food they’re born with
• We use a leash harness, and keep the pups between our legs
• The pups are taught to stay on the scented food trail we lay.
To lay a food trail you map out a straight trial for the dogs to follow.
You need to know where you start and stop, and set natural markers so you know you are on the trail.
• The track should start out approximately 50 to sixty feet long

Tracking the pups should be fun! It is an exciting adventure that the dogs look forward to. Our pups love tracking, and look forwards to finding the treats that we drop every 3 to 4 feet, all along the track.

• We gently walk down the track with the pups
• When we come to a treat we gently push their heads down to the hot dogs, pushing on the back of their necks.
• After we finish tracking the dogs we allow them to turn around and back track, back to the beginning of the track.
A dog, as an animal, sees through their nose. The great majority of what a dog knows, JOEY11they know from what they smell. The dog as an animal uses their nose for all the particulars.

• We breath from 8 to 10 times a minute, and the dog from 180 to 200 times a minute.
• A dog has 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch of scent discriminating fiber in the nose, we have 1/62 in our nose.
• A dog can smell up to 1,000,000 times what we can smell.
• A dog can smell one drop of urine, in a 5-gallon bucket of water
• A dog can smell a female in heat up to 5 miles away

So, what do they use their eyes for:

• Their eyes detect movement, and mentally they use them for self-preservation
• They can detect movement up to a mile away, with meaning
• They can see colors, but to a dog, that’s not what counts
• Their main goal in using their eyes is self-preservation, and self-safety
• They have half as many rods, and twice as many cones as a human’s eyes
• Their eyes lay flat on the front of their head, so they have a much broader peripheral
View than a human has.

A normal dog lives their lives self-absorbed, like a three-year-old child. When you start training with a dog they come to you tucked inside their mind, and evaluating every movement and action based on, “how does this benefit me”?

Through interaction and dog training the dog learns what actions motivate us and benefit them the most, and through repetition they develop habits that they ingest and use for their own benefit.


Through the introduction to scent dog training we actually use their strongest drive andFERRIS TRACKING 2 physical ability, and intensify that ability from 3 to 5 times what it would normally be, which has a great effect on their ability to learn.

• The puppy learns to concentrate on one thing for a consistent period of time
• As the pup learns to smell for food, the act of finding the food on the scented trail stimulates several parts of their brain that react, creating stronger neural synapse responsiveness, and greater ability to process axiom/dendrite connectedness.
• As the pup continues to track the actions they are performing connects them mentally with their primordial instincts, and produces a broader depth of understanding and connectedness, mentally, with their understanding of who they are as an animal, and a being, in connection with the universe around them.

When I look for a good dog the primary focus I have is on their ability and drive to track and search, using their nose, and their electro-magnetic consciousness.

Electro-Magnetic Consciousness

Another dimension of our search work with our dogs is the development of their ability MATT N BOWSERto feel the energies around them, focus on a specific energy, and search, using that connected consciousness.

From the beginning, in our training, we emphasize teaching the dog to “feel” what we project out to them. In every exercise, we give the dogs time to stop, feel, and respond, praising them for figuring out what we want, instead of using a route method of “commanding” performance from them. Because of the way we emphasize projecting our energy into the dog, from the beginning, our dogs pick up on, and start using that ability to realize what we want, and respond without physical or verbal commands.

In our training, the dog should be looking to see what our intentions are, before we communicate a command to them. In doing this they actually search to find what is desired and expected, before we have to communicate or motivate performance from them. Because of this, from the moment we come in contact with them, the dogs start to look for and find what we desire.

We then use this ability with each dog to follow and be successful through an energetic connectivity. It is a much higher form of performance, and the results of this type of training are significant.

We have found in training that we are able to energetically connect our dogs with their sasha n duke 6future handlers by imprinting their scent and energy on the dog, through using the handler’s scented clothing. It is actually so effective that it is more common than not for the dog to pick up on traumatic events the handler is experiencing hundreds and thousands of miles away, and allowing them to effect a change in their behavior, as they identify with the energetic responsiveness of the person they are bonding with. I have numerous cases that we have documented, but for this blog it is enough to say that this training bonds the dog with their future handler in an unusual way.

We have had dozens of clients come to us over the past three years, meet the dog we have trained for them, take them for a short walk, and come back experiencing a new feeling of change that continues to expand, and in a few days, changes the way they feel, and think.
They take their new dog home, re-engage life, and become transformed. It is a phenomenon that is so consistent, that we now expect it. As long as the handler follows through as we teach, it works! We have numerous testimonies and letters from happy clients who love the way we have trained their dog to perform the vital tasks they do every day.

A Few Results
Dr. David Kelso’s father had a heart attack, and he flew to Roswell New Mexico to be with him. While walking down the main street, they stopped and respond to the abnormal brain wave energies of children in distress, kidnapped from homes in different parts of America, in a house, a block away. The dogs took Dave to the home, and indicated there was something wrong. Dave went to the Police, got a search warrant, and saved the kids. Until they went into the house, Dave had no idea what was even wrong, but he knew that something was wrong, and he quickly found out that his dogs were right again.

We’ve had dogs detect seizures from their handler, and indicate these to the family, whoTIMNCOLBY 28didn’t have a clue what was going on. We also have placed our dogs with Seizure victims who were spending half their time in ER and Hospitals, and stopped completely when the dogs came. We did this three weeks ago, with a family who urgently needed a dog for their daughter, and she hasn’t had a seizure since, so it’s one thing to train a dog to detect a seizure, and quite another to train a dog to stop someone from even having a seizure.

Our dogs have searched out parties trapped hopelessly in several feet of snow, where other dogs couldn’t begin to find them, and our dogs felt their presence, and went right to them.

Our dogs have saved the lives of family members who had serious neurological malfunctions, by feeling and smelling the disaster, before it happened, and indicating this to the handler, or making the person stop, pushing them into chairs, etc., and saving their lives.

There is no way that this could just be happenstance because of the fact that they do it all the time, and have since the year 2000/

Teaching our dogs to search for smell, and be sensitive to energies, has become a primary part of our Psychiatric Service Dog Training School.

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