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Janet Cole

Executive Director

C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs Inc

HQ Phone:  (314) 653-9466

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C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs Inc

4910 Parker Road

Florissant, Missouri,63033

United States

Company Description

C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc. is a nonprofit organization which places skilled service dogs with people who have disabilities. We also provide our community with a disability awareness education program, therapy dog teams, and a reading program utilizing do...more

Background Information

Employment History

Staff Nurse

Finger Lakes Medical Care Center on Grant Avenue


Affiliations

American Chesapeake Club , Inc.

Member


Assistance Dog Institute

Full Member


Assistance Dogs International , Inc.

Full Member


Web References(21 Total References)


Staff | C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs – Canine Helpers Allow More Possibilities

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Executive Director Janet Cole walks a golden retriever dressed for the holiday parade
Our Executive Director and Founder, Janet Cole, R.N., centered her nursing career around acute/critical care, her particular interests being in surgical ICU and head trauma. She has trained dogs since 1981, beginning with hunting retrievers and continuing through obedience (Utility), tracking, and agility training. She has instructed agility classes, and also trained numerous service dogs while serving as the Service Dog Director for another provider organization. Ms. Cole has been a certified therapy dog handler since the mid-1980's and has instructed hundreds of therapy dog teams. Ms. Cole manages and supervise all aspects of the C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc. organization and works with the Board of Directors on long-range planning and fund development. She has attended three American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Genetic Health Conferences, and continues to pursue her interests in canine health and well-being issues. Ms. Cole attends a variety of educational conferences held by Assistance Dogs International (ADI), the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP), the Delta Society, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and networks with other organizations in the service dog industry. In addition to her work within the service dog industry, Ms. Cole has also trained several retrievers as hunting companions, and authored a chapter on Chesapeake Versatility in a book published by The American Chesapeake Club in 1997


Executive Director: Janet Cole, R.N. | C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc.

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Executive Director: Janet Cole, R.N.
Executive Director: Janet Cole, R.N. › Executive Director: Janet Cole, R.N. | C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc. Executive Director: Janet Cole, R.N. Executive Director: Janet Cole, R.N. Executive Director Janet Cole walks a golden retriever dressed for the holiday parade Our Executive Director and Founder, Janet Cole, R.N., centered her nursing career around acute/critical care, her particular interests being in surgical ICU and head trauma. She has trained dogs since 1981, beginning with hunting retrievers and continuing through obedience (Utility), tracking, and agility training. She has been a member of the American Chesapeake Club since 1983, and held the position of Working Dog Chairperson for two years for that organization. She instructed agility classes for two years, and trained numerous service dogs while serving as the Service Dog Director for another provider organization. Ms. Cole has been a certified therapy dog handler since the mid-1980's and has instructed hundreds of therapy dog teams since. Ms. Cole's role, as Executive Director, is to manage and supervise all aspects of the C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs, Inc. organization. She oversees the activities of the Directors of Training, Placement Services, Education, Therapy Dogs, and Finance. She works at length with the Board of Directors on long-range planning and fund development, and coordinates closely with the program veterinarian to ensure the proper care of program dogs. She has attended three American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Genetic Health Conferences, and continues to pursue her interests in canine health and well-being issues. Ms. Cole is also responsible for public relations and staff education, and provides support and resources to staff and volunteers. Ms. Cole attends annual conferences that pertain to the service dog industry such as those held by Assistance Dogs International (ADI), the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP), the Delta Society, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She makes a concerted effort to exchange information and network with other organizations in the service dog industry. In addition to her work within the service dog industry, Ms. Cole has also trained several retrievers as hunting companions, and authored a chapter on Chesapeake Versatility in the book entitled The Chesapeake Bay Retriever published by The American Chesapeake Club in 1997


Service Dog Training | Service Dog Trainer National List|

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Janet Cole
5 Lombardy Way Saint Louis, MO 63138 (314) 653-9466 (314) 653-1718 FAX


The C.H.A.M.P.ion Difference | C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs – Canine Helpers Allow More Possibilities

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Our methods, developed by Mary Ruth, our Director of Training, and Janet Cole, our Executive Director, are specially designed to:


Dogs Life Magazine » PRISON PUPS

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"People are more confident," said Janet Cole, executive director and founder of C.H.A.M.P. "They have a deeper belief system in themselves, and their ability to integrate is vastly improved."
In addition, said Cole, trainers teach "retrieve" and some tricks, like playing basketball with a toddler-sized hoop. The dogs vary in size, shape, breed and color. But one thing is constant: the need for the dogs to be ideal pets in the rough. C.H.A.M.P. staff has some tolerance for dogs feeling the sting of life on the streets, but aggressive dogs and those who like to battle other canines are not right for the program, said Cole. The housing wing, where each trainer kennels the dog in her college dormitory-type room, is the nicest, calmest place to stay at the detention facility, said Cole. "After the dogs came, the first month, it was down to five or six," said Cole. "And it's been less than 10 [a month] ever since. The dogs diffuse [a lot]." C.H.A.M.P. staff guide women in not just training the dogs, but in acquiring life, parenting and communication skills. "Dog training is like parenting - it's positive reinforcement and consistency," said Cole. In an environment where "soft" emotions are hidden, the dogs allow these women to feel unconditional love once more. When it comes time to give up their charges, the women do feel sad, said Cole. But almost every time, they choose to dig back in and accept another trainee. Upon release, many inmate-trainers volunteer with C.H.A.M.P. "on the outside," and some choose various positions in the animal care industry. Cole's goal is to help make these women stronger, better, more loving women and mothers. "Those that kept in touch did better on the outside," said Cole.


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