Recently, I had an email question that I thought would be helpful for others to read that answer to. "I am writing to inquire it be ideal to train two young pups as service dogs together. There are two members…
Here is a great post on enrichment ideas for young puppies. It can be a challenge at some times of the year and in various locations to get the puppies out and about, or for some people training their own…
Since I've had several question about raising Service Dog puppies recently, here's a list of things to make sure your breeder does, in addition to the Early Neurological Stimulation Program:General socializing: the Rule of 7s:By the time a puppy is…
I was recently asked how a person would go about finding a trainer that will help them to train their own service or assistance dog. Here is my answer.Before you even get your dog, consult a trainer. They can help…
Here's an interesting article that shows behavioral and physical traits in a dog may predict his or her success as a service dog. Something to pay attention to when selecting your next dog! Front paw preference (right or left), eye…
What Are the Best Learning Environments for Your Puppy? Start in a familiar environment (at home with familiar people). Choose the basic skills you need your puppy to know. Don't flood him with too many behaviors. One person teaches him…
Choosing a Breed or breed mix for a Service Dog Question: How do I choose a large breed dog for my needs? I was considering German Shepherd Dogs but have been advised against them for many reasons. I need a…
How to Choose a Puppy Class for Your Service Dog CandidateStarting your puppy out right can make a high difference in both his progress and the final outcome. Every potential service dog needs a solid basis for dog and human…
Many people get impatient when they start looking for an assistance dog candidate. How long it can take depends on many factors: the breed you are looking for. Rare breeds may take longer. Regionally, the breeds vary too. Choosing more…
Training your own service dog requires a support system for you and your dog to be successful. Many people dive in without considering what daily needs the dog has and how they will be met. They also don't think of…
Most people reading this would think this is ridiculous! Hold off on your judgment until you have read the whole article! Fact! Most program-trained service dogs have dogs trained and working in public by 18 months - 2 years of…
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