Meet the Stimulus Dogs

If you own a dog-aggressive, reactive, or fearful dog and you’ve done training with us, or you’ve taken a CGC test, chances are you’ll recognize these guys! All of these dogs have temperaments well suited to this kind of work, and all of them are generously compensated for their time and effort in high-value treats. They’ve helped countless dogs and owners feel more comfortable out in public, and even been many dogs’ first “friend!”

417777_3113619015918_207234109_n This is Ali, the Shiba Inu. When not working with us, Ali enjoys hunting small (and large) critters, K9 Nose Work, shopping, and bossing around her human servants. Ali does not care for other dogs and prefers that they stay several feet away, but as long as they do that, she’s perfectly happy to do the work of stimulus dog – in fact, she loves it. Her favorite treat is white cheese (not yellow or any other color. White.)


This is Raven, an Australian Shepherd. When not doing stimulus dog work, Raven enjoys fetching the Flying Squirrel toy, wiggling her bum to make her curly fur bounce, occasionally attending Reality Romp class, hiking, swimming, going to daycare, and playing with little “brother,” a chihuahua mix. Her favorite treat is chicken, or steak.



This is Tango, the Standard Schnauzer.  He’s an easy going, happy fella, who loves playing K9 Nose Work, AKC Scent Work, and Rally-O in his spare time.  He has his CGCA title, too.  When he’s not working, he relaxes by sleeping in odd positions on the furniture, extorting his owners for treats by bringing them socks, and obeying what his older “sister,” Olive says. His favorite treat is chicken apple sausage.




This is Olive, the Miniature Schnauzer.  Olive is talkative, hard working, and independent – a girl who knows what she wants.  When not doing stimulus dog work, Olive enjoys K9 Nose Work,  digging in her sand box, playing fetch, and supervising her younger “brother,” Tango to make sure he behaves himself and doesn’t get more than his fair share.  Olive holds K9 Nose Work and Barn Hunt titles, and has her CGC. Her favorite treats are steak, and broccoli.




1497814_3812215040382_654802708_nDearly Departed: This is Ben. He was Wheaten terrier, and housemate of Ali. When not doing stimulus dog work, Ben enjoyed peeing on the whole world, licking people, stealthily stealing Ali’s treats, and obeying her commands. His favorite treat was whatever Ali had.










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