Hi all , My name is Gina . I am interested in continuing my education and stumbled across this page. I grew up here in Fl and worked with horses & dogs most all my life . I have trained 3 service dogs for myself throughout the years and now work with others training theirs. I currently have a husky SD and also do alot of rehab for rescues . I have some permanent fosters . In my home is 3 huskies , one wolf X, and a German SHepherd (retired SD) I also work with a few disabled people that need transportation which is dog driving. We have sulkies , scooters and a few 3 or 4 wheeled type dog pulling carts . I usual purchase them from Chalosulky or Diggler. They are great for the high energy dogs . We also have kayaks and spend our summers on the sandbars & islands. My passion is to help the rescues raise-funds/have more foster families learn about how to handle behavior problems through workshops . I got involved in dog training when I was in my early 20's and had an issues with my hands so I taught my dog to get my keys, purse, pick up items , open doors ...many things that I needed done on a daily basis...bring the horses in ...take them out ...ect. Then I spent some time in the service also learning dog training ...although I do not use this at all anymore. I was certified as a behaviorist with United K9 Professionals and one of the main rescues that I want to help raise funds for is Merlins Kids .They take rescue dogs and rehabilitate them to become service dogs for kids & disabled. We are working on doing a distance ride to raise funds for them in the fall . MY SD dog is a extension of me ...without him with me all the time life would not be the same but the three of them can take my places ! Looking forward to learning here as well !