She has trained dogs professionally for over 10 years and non-professionally since she was a child. Her training experience includes: Canine Good Citizen certification, therapy preparatory classes, scent detection (including bedbugs, peanuts, narcotics, explosives, article searches, and instructing Nosework classes), protection work, service dog tasks, house pet manners, deaf dog training, basic and advanced obedience, marker training, aggression rehabilitation (including aggression towards food, other dogs, and people), tracking, and agility.
Her wide range of training experience, along with her strive for perfection, allows her to produce first-rate service dogs. Her experience has taught her exactly what to look for when matching a service dog with a recipient and she places an incredible emphasis on handler/service dog education, resulting in continual mutual growth for both the disabled individual and the service dog. Amanda is incredibly proud of her accomplishments and continues to work hard to improve the quality of life for disabled individuals, their families and their service dogs.
Helping people, one dog at a time.
Amanda Taulborg is the founder and training director of ASA Service Dogs, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit service dog organization and she loves her job!