Andy Lloyd began training dogs when she was a small child. That passion grew into a hobby of rescuing dogs, training and rehoming them. That hobby grew into Dandy Dawgs-9 Lives for Canines.
As Andy’s training business and education grew, she began to teach at Yavapai College as a Canine Behavior and Psychology instructor which moved her toward helping to develop the Canine Care and Skills Certificate Program and the Yavapai College Service Dog Program with the college.
Her dismay regarding what she has perceived as an abuse of service dog privileges, led her to develop Dandy Dawgs Service Dog Program. It is through a deep respect of guide and mobility dogs that the training in this program is built upon.
There is a blatant abuse from many trainers and organizations turning out mediocre service dogs and handlers due to the lack of guidelines in temperament and skills regarding service dogs in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Researching and considering these things thoroughly, Andy realized her true concern was of dog and handler skills in presenting and performing service dog responsibilities and duties. These dogs must be impeccable in temperament and training and their handler’s management skills should be equal. Thus, Dandy Dawgs Service Dog Program was created.
Andy presently owns Dandy Dawgs Training and instructs the classes for the Yavapai College Canine Care Programs.
Canine Care and Skills Certificate.
Also offered is a six credit certification called
Therapy and Service Dogs Skills Certificate.
The NEWEST certificate
is a 24-credit
Service Dog Certificate
Canine Care and Handling Certificate
Intro to Service Dogs class
Service Dog Public Access I & II
(2 credits each)
Service Dog Task Training I & II
(2 credits each)
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