In many regions, you need a note (presciption)from your Doctor, Psychiatrist or Nurse practictioner as proof a service dog will help you mitigate your disabilities. It may be helpful to have this prescription even if it is not required. Opening a…
Many people consider getting a Golden Doodle or other poodle mix. I recently discovered a great book approved by the Gold Doodle Association of North America. It is a fantastic book that provides a great overview of Golden Doodles! I…
There are several options: 1. Applying and getting a trained dog from a non-profit organization. You can apply to get a dog from anywhere in North America that are associated with Assistance Dog International or International Guide Dog Federation (Some…
Yes, you read that correctly! I am comparing building a road to training a service dog. It follows the same process.I was out walking my dog on a dead end road in our neighbourhood this morning. We have been watching…
Many parents struggle whether to get dog for their child who is on the autism spectrum. Should that dog be a family pet (acting as a personal therapy dog) or an actual service dog that can go into public places?…
If you have a disability and are considering a service dog to help you mitigate that disability, here are some things to consider: (whether you self-train or get a dog from a program)Is a Service Dog the Best way to…
I am often asked what things a service dog needs to focus on, in what order to teach them and how much time to spend of each. Here is a graphic I created to help you understand the answer to…
Is Owner-Training a Service Dog a Good Fit for You? Audio file of the text. Over the years, we have worked with people who have tried to owner-train a dog to become public access assistance dogs for themselves or a…
Here is a 1hr 19 min video on selection of a potential service dog candidate (puppy or adult, purebred or mixed breed, from breeder or rescue). Many things to consider.[ Assessing Dogs for a Service Career ]    
"I discovered your amazing training methods while searching for " trained diabetes alert dogs." I am new to all of this. Our 4.5 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I have no idea where to begin. Do…
In Home TasksIf you are considering in-home work only, almost any healthy dog of suitable size for the task can be taught some simple tasks. Your dog can even be 'stubborn', fearful or even what you consider to be dumb…
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