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Why I Want to BFRB A Psychiatric Service Dog Trainer

The idea was originally inspired by Sarah Pennington 1, an outspoken member of the BFRB community with trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), when I met her and her psychiatric service dog, Daisy, at a one-day BFRB conference 2 in Washington, D.C. a couple of years ago. Daisy alerts and tries to interrupt Sarah whenever she starts … Continue reading Why I Want to BFRB A Psychiatric Service Dog Trainer

It’s All Dog Business: Training Trainers to BFRB, Phase 3

This phase is where I can really start making an impact. It’s also the most confusing and least fleshed out. This is the initial outline I mentioned for Phase 3 in the first post in this series, It’s All Dog Business: BFRB Dogs Launch Plan, Phase 1A: PHASE 3: SCALE DOG PLACEMENT — NON-PROFIT $425 … Continue reading It’s All Dog Business: Training Trainers to BFRB, Phase 3

It’s All Dog Business: But Actually Here’s A Podcast, Phase 1B

As promised, here’s where I explain how a podcast called BFRB Stories relates to promoting this project, BFRB Dogs. Note this is the second post in the series, It’s All Dog Business. If you missed the first one, read It’s All Dog Business: BFRB Dogs Launch Plan, Phase 1A. That post discusses how launching for-profit … Continue reading It’s All Dog Business: But Actually Here’s A Podcast, Phase 1B

It’s All Dog Business: BFRB Dogs Launch Plan, Phase 1A

And we’re live! On February 15, 2019, exactly three months after BFRB Dogs was born, I shared this passion project with the world for the first time. I’m assuming you have some questions, and I want to help answer them in this series of posts, It’s All Dog Business (this is the first post in the … Continue reading It’s All Dog Business: BFRB Dogs Launch Plan, Phase 1A

Learning to Train Dogs: What Bellie Can Do

I wrote about the general context of what I’m doing and Why I Want to BFRB A Psychiatric Service Dog Trainer. But what has that actually entailed so far? At the time of this writing, Bellie (officially Annabelle), my first foster dog, has been adopted by my brother-in-law, his long-time girlfriend, her nine year old daughter, … Continue reading Learning to Train Dogs: What Bellie Can Do