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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
I absolutely love the "leave it" command with its universal use. I use it on a daily basis for anything from a person, to another animal (i.e. squirrel, cat, dog, and so on), to a dropped piece of food, etc.
One of the biggest topics I focus on is training your foster dog, regardless of age. I am not talking about getting the dog trained to the point of competition, I am referring to teaching some of the basic commands. Those will translate into manners. Teaching a dog to sit, lay down, off, leave it…Read more