Hi! First will introduce myself. Posted briefly on old C-side site. Have subscribed to C-side mag. for a decade or so. Have lurked ever since. I love the site, and love all things homestead related. We are currently building a cordwood house. My son mixes the mortar, and I lay up the logs. My husband works an hour and 20 min. from home, so he provides the technical advice, and works when he can on his day off. I also homeschool. Do a lot of gardening, used to raise bees and rabbits. When the house gets up, Iwouldl like to get into raising meat rabbits, chickens for eggs, and bees again. The house is priority one for now. I have had, in the past, a dog grooming business, worked for a vet for awhile, worked with dog trainers for a year or so, and had many different dogs as pets through the years, both purebred and mutts. My question comes from a previously closed thread about best dog breed? I noticed that Wolfsoul mentioned being a service dog trainer. If you read this, or anyone else in the dog training field, could you please give your imput as to the best way to seek training in this area. I have only worked some with pet trainers, and didn't agree with all their methods, so I backed off after awhile. The area of service dogs interests me more; however, do to family commitments ( last child of five at home for the next 8-10 years) , I don't think I can travel to a school across the state or across state lines anytime soon. I am researching this out for when this house is reasonably finished, in a year or so. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!