Lake’s Training Continues: Focus Is Key!

July 21, 2017

As Lake’s training continues: focus is key! One of the things that amazes people when they encounter an assistance dog out in the world is the dogs ability to ignore the distractions of everyday life going on around them.  Assistance dogs must be able to remain completely committed and on task to provide optimal service […]

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Mason, Eagle and Thai at Mounts Botanical Garden

Assistance Dogs: The Different Types of Service They Provide

July 5, 2017

At Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. we believe that being an educational resource for our community is an important component of what we do. Whenever you see one our dogs around town either with one of our clients, or any of our puppy raisers accompanied by a puppy in training, you are seeing a Mobility Assistance […]

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Lake’s Growing Into a Wonderful Assistance Dog!

May 7, 2017

Lake’s growing into a wonderful assistance dog.  His training is advancing beautifully. It’s hard to believe he’s almost 10 months old already. Lake has moved on to our next Genesis puppy raiser family and is keeping very busy.  The Burger family includes Lake in every errand and outing and he loves every minute. His ongoing […]

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Lake’s Training is Progressing Beautifully!

March 22, 2017

Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. knows that training a puppy can be the most challenging and yet the most rewarding road you’ll ever travel! Lake’s training is no exception. Training a puppy on his journey to becoming an assistance dog takes an extra dash of patience, a slathering of compassion and a total commitment to excellence. […]

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Determining if a puppy is a viable candidate.

December 10, 2016

Lake is an amazing puppy!  Now we at Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. say that about all of our dogs because it’s the truth; but Lake really is something special! One of the most frequently asked questions we hear when we are out in the community with any of our dogs is: “How do you choose […]

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A Gift – A New Puppy – A Florida Assistance Dog in Training

October 20, 2016

Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. was blessed by the arrival of an 8 week old Golden Retriever puppy on September 25, 2016. Lake’s journey to Genesis and being a Florida assistance dog in training was one born of the love of a mother wanting to do something significant in memory of her son who had passed […]

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Assistance Dogs-What’s best for me?

September 22, 2016

The decision to apply for an assistance dog in Florida is one of the most important you will ever make. The decision to work with a specific organization is equally, if not more important. Your first question when setting out on the journey to find your service dog must be “Assistance Dogs-What’s best for me?” […]

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New Puppy for Genesis Assistance Dogs Arrives Soon!

September 19, 2016

We are excited beyond words! The newest addition to Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. will be arriving in a week.  Many of our loyal supporters have wanted to know what goes into selecting a puppy to be a Genesis dog and how the entire process of service dog training in Florida is accomplished. Beginning the first […]

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Will I Qualify for a Mobility Assistance Dog?

August 31, 2016

One of the most frequently asked questions when a person is contemplating applying for a Florida mobility service dog is “Will I qualify for a mobility assistance dog?” At Genesis Assistance Dogs, Inc. we take the application process very seriously. Our mobility service dogs are specifically trained to assist individuals with disabilities such as balance […]

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Emergency Preparedness for Assistance Dogs in Florida

August 26, 2016

Each year as hurricane season begins the media bombards us with reminders to have a family emergency plan devised that includes preparing an emergency evacuation kit. It’s strongly recommended that we stock up on non-perishable foods, bottled water, prescription medications, diapers, formula, batteries, and flashlights.  Gas up the cars, take extra cash from the ATM, […]

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