Access To Service Corp

Access To Service Corp is a not for profit Arizona corporation created to educate the public about service dogs.

We are based in Tucson Arizona but have clients and trainers who use our educational system and training methodology worldwide.

Instructors

JAMIE ROBINSON

Jamie Robinson has lived with and worked with dogs, cats, horses, and parrots for nearly 40 years. In the early days before the wealth of information on the internet, our trainer apprenticed under several local trainers in San Diego, Ca; Anchorage, Alaska; and Pinellas County, Florida. All those trainers were a variation of Monks of New Skete, Volhard, CW Meisterfeld, and Barbara Woodhouse.

In the late 80’s to the early 90’s our trainer adopted an Australian Shepard named Princess. This led our trainer to explore the agility arena and she started learning new training techniques and methods of handling behavior issues. This started a journey now known as “crossing-over.” In 2004, our trainer moved to Tucson, Arizona and started developing a cutting edge philosophy and the methods to go along with it. This new methodology is called Structured Game Training and has its basis in the type of training done in the agility world, mostly by Susan Garrett.

Structured Game Training lends itself to every aspect of training and behavior and creates a dog who can perceive and resolve the problems and puzzles of living in a human world.

Currently Jamie has self-published several books: Snake Avoidance Without Shock, Play Your Way to an Obedient Dog and Making Choices Managing Prey Drive. All the books explain Structured Game Training and use games to achieve results in snake and other dangerous critter avoidance and teaching dogs how to live in our flat, complicated, multi-faceted world. The Trainer has also published several booklets designed to help dog owners handle specific issues in the every world of having dogs. Issues such as counter surfing, loose leash walking, fitness, separation anxiety, leash reactivity, and many more.

KELLEY FECTEAU

Kelley Fecteau is the program director of Rainbow Service Dogs. She began working with animals as a young teen in her parents pet store. She trained new owners on proper care for the dogs, and health information. In addition, she matched animal owners with breeds best suited to their life style. This included parrots, dogs, cats, and reptiles. Kelley began training service dogs as an apprentice, at a local service dog training center in her home state of Massachusetts in1995. 

Due to her own medical needs, Kelley acquired her first service dog, a red nose pit through one of the local shelters in Springfield, MA. and did her own training in the apprentice program. In 2002, Kelley adopted Hildie, who became the first Rainbow Service Dog. She’s the Mastiff pictured on the logo for the company. Hildie received several medals for heroism and participated in saving lives and rescues. 

In 2005, Kelley moved to Arizona. She looked into various programs because she wanted to continue Hildie’s socialization. Hildie graduated with her certification but Kelley wanted to further train her for needs that developed. Eventually, Kelley created Rainbow Service Dogs. Her concept was to train people to train their own service service dog. She believed the best way to make the training effective, would be for those who were further along in the the training to become peer support trainers for newer members. This also defrayed the cost for those who were lower income. 

Initially, Kelley wanted to help the homeless, veterans, children, seniors, and low income individuals. Her work has expanded into working with children with autism as well other psychiatric issues. She’s gone to great lengths to that end. She’s worked tirelessly for fundraising to help others who had a great need. She wanted the program to be unique in that it would address not only the physical and social training of the animal and their handlers, but to include education on safety needs, potential dangers such as food toxins, awareness of certain bacterial, fungal, and diseases that dogs are prone to, and how to recognize them. In addition, she wanted to impart knowledge of rules and ettiequte for service animals in the community, as well as federal and state service dog laws. Initially, trainings were done at the malls, and local parks.

Eventually, Kelley established herself as a mobile trainer and began to go to peoples homes to do the work. The program includes 120+ hours of physical and social training of the dog and handler, 40+ hours of community outings, and 40+ hours of education as stated above. The program has expanded to networking with the pima county animal shelter, with local rescues, and various service dog agencies and local trainers, She’s presented educational talks at local schools, church groups, and boy scout troops. Her presentations include service dog protocols, procedures, requirements and awareness about why people require service dogs.

In 2015, Kelley met Jamie Robinson from Play Your Way Academy. They now have a partnership between the two programs and often work together depending on client needs.

Conditions

Some Conditions Our 

Clients Have Trained For

Diabetes

  • Blood Sugar Alert and Management
  • Wound Detection and Alert

Seizures

  • Alert
  • Support
  • Assistance

Anxiety Disorders

  • PTSD
  • Panic Disorders

Dangerous Diseases Early Detection

  • Cancer
  • Parkinson's
  • Alzheimers
  • Kidney Disease
  • Valley Fever

Heart Conditions

  • Blood Pressure
  • Dysautonomia
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Orthostatic Intolerance
  • Neurocardiogenic Syncope (NCS) 

Other

  • Narcolepsy/Cataplexy
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Pain
  • Allergies