Erin Purgason - Autism Service Dogs

Erin is the owner of Highland Canine Training, LLC and has been a sworn law enforcement officer since 2002. Erin has a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. Erin has tutored children with Autism Spectrum Disorders on a volunteer basis and has also fostered children on the Autism Spectrum. She assists with training Autism Service Dogs as well as Service dogs for individuals with physical disabilities. Erin, a veterinary technician since 1995, manages the overall health and well-being of our Assistance and Service dogs to maintain their optimum working performance. Erin also handles a scent discrimination Search and Rescue tracking bloodhound on a volunteer basis. Erin is a member of the National Autism Association, Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

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