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What Is The Best Service Dog Breed

The answer to the question 'What is the best service dog breed?' will vary by dog trainer and that should give you pause. It really shouldn’t. But there is a reason. Let’s take a look at the sorry state of service dog training and what the criteria should be versus what they are. To explain…
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Canine First Aid Kit

Accidents happen and it is better to be prepared beforehand. This includes putting together a great first aid kit for your dog. Obviously, there are many canine first aid kits on the market and I have rarely seen one that was inherently bad. However, once you are in an emergency situation with your dog and…
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Common Challenges for Service Dog Handlers

The most common challenge for service dog handlers is what to do when an establishment denies a dog access. First, make sure that you are in compliance with the law. It sounds silly to even state this, but I’ve seen a lot. For example, not all states support a service dog in training (SDiT) for…
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Puppy Training

This article is about puppy training but also applies to any other new dog you may bring home. I will go to a client’s house that just got a new puppy. They are following the puppy around saying “no” and by the 5th “no” they are yelling “NO”. First things first, does the dog even…
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PTSD Service Dogs

Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, or short, PTSD Service Dogs are some of the most unique and skilled service dogs there are. PTSD is one of the most complex disorders I train dogs for. I make this statement with confidence, because, I have PTSD myself. Finding a dog that meets all criteria to become a PTSD…
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