After an intensive week of many, many hours a day training here in San Antonio after she and Smokey flew in from Philadelphia, combined with her own self-training (she had a previous Service Dog who just passed away), the team passed the Public Access Test!!!
Smokey is a rescued, 3 year-old black Labrador/Shepherd mix. Robin suffers from complex PTSD and mobility and balance issues. Robin spent two years in the Israeli Army, and then went on to become a Physician’s Assistant. Robin’s trainers were Beverli and Laurie .
Laurie was absolutely delighted to see the transformation in both Smokey and Robin’s disposition from the time they arrived until the day they left. They came as a unit that knew most every “command”, but by the end of the week of training, their bond had increased dramatically and the team dynamic was outstanding!!!!
Please watch this 15 minute video of Robin talking about her experience: