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Meet Jillian Skalky of Creating New Tails in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jillian Skalky.

Jillian, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
At twelve years old, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I suffered year after year with harsh limitations and chronic pain. As my diseased progressed, my inspiration for a healthy life slowly dissolved. After my surgery in April 2011, being on the brink of death, I finally was able to see that although I may be alive, I certainly was not living. It was time to make a change. My first step to living, as silly as it seemed, was adopting a puppy named Rosie. My little puppy raised me out of the reality I created over the past decade. My sweet Rosie reminded me of my purpose: helping others. At the time, I did not know but by letting this puppy into my life, I was in the making of a beautiful relationship and discovery. Rosie guided me on this journey and together we found our purpose. Training Rosie is what inspired me to train service dogs to help others. Today, I have my own Kennel and have helped numerous people get their life back with the assistance of a service dog.

Has it been a smooth road?
Naturally, we have reached challenges. Training service dogs is more of an art than it is a science. Every training experience is a little bit different with each dog but in the end, we always work through whatever obstacle presents itself. Being able to give someone their independence back is the ultimate reward!

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Creating New Tails – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Located in Hollywood, Florida, creating New Tails provides dog training services specializing in personalized dog training for service, assistance and alert dogs. Creating New Tails goal is to provide you or your family with a trained service dog that will take care of the needed tasks required for living a fulfilled life. We our very proud of our four legged graduates when they finish their hard work with us and go home to help their handler. What sets us apart is we offer services to train the perfect service dog for each individual owner’s unique requirements. We custom tailor the training to help you to the maximum capacity. Unlike many training companies, when your service dog graduates, there is a follow up support that help the transition home. Your success as a team is our first priority.

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