The basic difference between a service dog and therapy dog is that a service dog provides a specific service (or services) for an individual (and no one else). These services can be for physical or psychological reasons. A therapy dog is one that a handler shares with others for their enjoyment, or for therapeutic reasons.
Gary is fun to work with, and his teaching methods are straight forward and easy for both dog and handler to understand and learn from. I took his basic obedience class with my then 8-month-old German Shepherd, and then went on to more advanced obedience work with the goal of eventually showing obedience.
Gary is very helpful in working through problems that might show up during training, and every dog in our basic class finished the class vastly improved from when we all started.
Tonya McCluskey, Hamilton
I have taken several group and private lessons, where he helped me achieve the AKC Companion Dog (CD) title.
He truly cares about every student & canine team and will go the extra mile.
Gary's classes are fun and I learn something every time. He knows dog behavior and how to get the best out of owners and dogs. I have also worked with Gary as a co-trainer for a service dog. Again his knowledge of how a dog will respond to various training techniques was invaluable.
I like his calm and professional approach very much!
Jane Parsons, Stevensville
My grown children and their significant others learned as much obedience as their dogs from Gary's kind, informative instruction.