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SFGSSD 12-27-2012 09:50 PM

Nice meeting you all!
 
Hello,
My name is Terry McCormack, I am a 25 year veteran Professional Working Dog trainer specializing in Service Dogs for disabled people. My breed of choice is the GSD although I do train other breeds for Service Dog work and I also train pets for basic OB and encourage training to the CGC level and beyond for pets. I also breed GSD's and have aspirations to close the gap between working and show line GSD's (A tall order I am aware but it is a dream of my late father who I apprenticed under and I would be proud to see his dream become a reality). I look forward to chatting with you all. If you would like to learn more about me and what I do, here is a link to my website.
Saint Francis German Shepherd Service Dogs
Nice meeting you all!

MichaelE 12-27-2012 09:55 PM

Hi Terry. Welcome!

The Packman 12-28-2012 04:52 AM

Welcome aboard.

robk 12-28-2012 05:49 AM

Hello Terry! Welcome to the forum. I hope you are able to share some of your stories in training service dogs!

TommyB681 12-28-2012 11:22 AM

Welcome!!

Daisy&Lucky's Mom 12-28-2012 02:41 PM

Hi Terry. Welcome. I know Im going to enjoy your stories and pictures!

Scarlettsmom 12-28-2012 02:44 PM

Welcome aboard! I know you'll be a wonderful addition to our group of dedicated GSD owners. :)

SFGSSD 12-28-2012 10:56 PM

Thank you all for the Welcome. I look forward to sharing stories and information with you all.

Lauri & The Gang 12-29-2012 10:16 AM

Welcome to the board!

I was checking out your website and it says you are a "Regstered Certified Service Dog Trainer".

I didn't know a person could become certified in SD training. Where did you get your certification?

SFGSSD 12-29-2012 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Lauri & The Gang (Post 2666108)
Welcome to the board!

I was checking out your website and it says you are a "Regstered Certified Service Dog Trainer".

I didn't know a person could become certified in SD training. Where did you get your certification?

Hi Thanks for the Welcome.
I am registered (Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) I am also Certified by a 10 year hands on working dog apprenticeship.
There are other ways to be certified as a Service Dog trainer. One is through ADI though a lot of good SD trainers do not agree with their methodology myself included; another way is from Service Dog Programs. Some other States like California Certify as well as license for Hearing and Guide Dog trainers.


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