Recent comments: Canine Advocate by Melanie Coy http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1452/ en-us By Melanie Coy -- Purpose Bred Dogs http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1452/entry/68071#C1486090 Well said and spot on Boone! Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:43:50 -0600 By Boone -- Purpose Bred Dogs http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1452/entry/68071#C1486088 Great article spot on informative and well written. It is a wonderful thing to want to rescue a dog from a shelter with the hope of it becoming a service dog, but statistically it is not a highly successful endeavor. There is a big difference between dog training and training a service dog which many people don't understand. Your focus is mostly on the dog in dog training. If you train service dogs your focus has to be on the needs of the client, first and foremost. It is your responsibility... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:57:52 -0600