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Author: Garry Botterill

Washington Post (card)

In the final leg of my USA visit I headed to Washington DC. I had left my heart in San Francisco in the shape of ‘Lance’ the Bergin University ‘wonder dog’, but I had...

Southern Comfort

Having made it via Dallas to Columbia, South Carolina, I visited Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) where I met Maureen, an incredibly caring and wise person who also trains assistance dogs! But that’s...

The Power of Pawsitivity!

Having picked up my ‘stallion’ a Ford Mustang convertible that I nicknamed ‘Sally’ I set off on the fabulously scenic and incredibly ‘bendy’ Pacific Coast Highway. The car was a bit of an unaccustomed...

What a difference a dog makes!

During the last two weeks I have been completing the the ‘client’ course at Bergin University of Canine Studies.  While learning how to work with an assistance dog I met Chris who is a...

‘Home of the Service Dog’ USA

So here I am at Bergin University of Canine Studies in California. The widely recognised ‘Home of the Service Dog‘ is the life work of it’s founder Dr Bonita Bergin. The first contact I...