Sarah McMurdo IACP CDT, CTDI, CKC CGN evaluator, is the head trainer here at Red Maple Service dogs. Along with Al Borland we own and operate Paws Forward dog training as well. We started Training service dogs in 2017 through private lessons and became quite found of the process. In early 2018 we decided to purchase a few puppies and try our hand at some program dogs.
We started with some poodles and golden retrievers and and fell in love with the goldens. 2018 was extremely successful with placing program dogs and also some out of the country.
We decided to start our own breeding program to assist those looking for dogs and to also help us with the program dogs. We feel this is severely lacking especially for people looking to owner train as there is nobody really breeding dogs for service work and offering them to the public.
Service dogs are by far the highlight of my training career and we are working towards our ADI accreditation for our program.