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How to Safely Make Your Store Dog Friendly
Check out Aaron McDonald’s interview with NCR concerning dog-friendly businesses. https://www.ncrsilver.com/how-to-safely-make-your-store-dog-friendly/ “In some cases, a cute pet in your shop may actually be a draw. But not every human customer appreciates encountering a pooch where they least expect one. And … Continue reading
Vestavia Voice Feature
A big thank you to the Vestavia Voice for featuring MK-9 and helping to promote healthy relationships with dogs. http://vestaviavoice.com/businesses/business-spotlights/mcdonald-canine-academy/ Dogs have always been a major part of Aaron McDonald’s life, and he’s always found them to be excellent teachers. … Continue reading
Transitional Partners Program – 2nd Graduation!
Congratulations to our latest graduating class of the Transitional Partners Program. A huge thank you to all of our friends and clients who made the program possible. The students were walking tall with their new-found dog handling skills!
Transitional Partners Program – 1st Graduating Class!
By Alan Collins – bio | email Students at the Eastside Mental Health Center are learning how to be dog handlers as part of a dog-assisted work therapy program. Source: Alan Collins Students at the Eastside Mental Health Center are … Continue reading
K-9 “Ollie”, Congratulations!
We are pleased to announce that our student K-9, “Ollie” is now an officer with Brookside Police Department and was quickly credited with tracking down two fleeing criminals. Way to go, Ollie!
Dollars for Dogs 2011
Our annual totals are in! We are pleased to announce that our Dollars for Dogs program has raised $2260.80 in 2011 for some outstanding local dog charities. These include: Bama Bully Rescue, Peace Love & Dog Paws Rescue, & Hand … Continue reading
NAMI – 2011 Annual Conference
We would like to thank the National Alliance on Mental Illness for hearing our presentation of “Companion Dogs – A New Approach” at their 2011 Annual Conference in Montgomery. We had a great time. And keep up the good work!
Companion Dogs: A New Approach
We would like to thank the Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards for hearing our presentation of “Companion Dogs: A New Approach”. We had a packed house that was standing room only. We look forward to implementing this innovative … Continue reading
Dog-assisted Therapy Presentation
We had a great time meeting all of the mental health consumers and professionals at the annual Shocco Springs conference. We would like to thank Dr. Schumacher, James Harris, and David Williams with NAMI for working with McDonald Canine … Continue reading
Dr. (Joe) Schumacher, Ph.D. Endorsement
I have had the privilege of receiving services from the McDonald Canine Academy as the result of an injury to my boxer (“Doc”) resulting in the complete loss of his sight. As a behavioral psychologist myself, I was attracted to … Continue reading