My name is Steve, also called Ranger. My service dog is Jin a border collie. We are an OT SD Team. I mentor other teams, offer special training and often piss off the SD community because I don’t think they teach well enough and too many of them are not dog people. Just trainers and handlers. SDFL invited us to join because I am working on a prospectus to update the PAT standards and am trying to create a more natural method of evaluating and training SD teams.
Professionally I’m an engineer turned geologist. I moved into adventure and eco- tourism in the 90s. then as a tribal-ranger until disabled in an incident. I’ve trained working dogs for 40 years.
Frankly I think the real reason Ken invited me is because he wants a devils advocate on board.
Together we, Ranger and Jin