Letter: Important part of team
In a recent article in both The Recorder and the Daily Hampshire Gazette by Rebecca Everett on service dogs, I was interviewed as our training program includes group service dog training. (NB productions). When I was being interviewed I mentioned a number of times our service-dog instructor, Jessica Mattson, as someone the reporter needed to contact to interview. Jessica Mattson not only teaches our group class and has done so for a number of years, but knows all the ins and outs of regulations and training goals. She also runs a service calls Personalized Assistance Dog Service — PADS, which involves using shelter and rescue dogs in training and then placement with people needing service dogs. To my regret Jessica Mattson was not contacted for an interview, which left a big hole in the information provided by me.