Completed Internship List
This page contains a list of those who have earned an approved internship through Willow Service Dogs L.L.C.. If a trainer is claiming they have completed an internship with Willow Service Dogs L.L.C After completion each intern will earn a certificate of completion from me in the areas of completion.
Gluten and Allergen Detection
Tracking and Articles
The Willow Service Dogs L.L.C internship requires the following for completion.
A minimum of 300 hours total from sitting in on sessions with my clients, taking the lead trainer position in sessions with me present, evaluating videos, and training their dog, client dog, or a friend's dog. Only 150 hours can come from working in person with the same dog.
Time spent researching scent studies and sharing in the Facebook group to discuss with other interns and those who have completed the internship program.
Taking the lead as a trainer in sessions with clients with my supervision
Final Practical Exam- The intern must submit a video for evaluation using their own dog, client's dog or friend's dog they trained, They may also use a client's dog they interned under that shows the dog is able to work for them or the client in a practical real world way. The video evaluation will be scored and must meet the minimum standards adopted by ODOR Service Dogs Inc. in the specialty area they are interning for. Some interns will earn internships in more than one area. If testing their own dog exceeding the standard by including the handler bios removal options is recommended.
Christina de Juan -Gluten/Allergen Detection- Complete
Crescent Service Dogs.
Melissa Cushman - Tracking-Gluten/Allergen Complete
Melissa Cushman Dog Training
Katie Jones - Gluten/Allegan & Medical Detection-Complete
Alicia Licona-Gluten/Allergen Detection-Complete
Annie Englehardt-Gluten/Allergen, Medical Detection & Tracking- Complete
Elisa Gibson- Gluten/Allergen Detection, Medical Detection Complete
Happy Hounds Dog Training L.L.C.
Kim Poison- In Process
My mission is to teach my interns what is needed to be able to train a real world working service dog that is able to perform scent detection, tasks, and obedience a person needs to navigate their world reliably in all environments