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Question: My service dog will be coming with me to Disney World in October. One thing I am worried about is how he will react to the characters. Do you have any tips on how to get him used to…
A. The WalkThere are two aspects to this behavior: 1. having a person walk by the dog and 2. walking the dog by a person. Work through both. Practice on several other people individually, increase level of difficulty (may be…
(For the purposes of this blog post, an object could be a ball, balloon, bicycle, skateboard, shopping cart, car, vacuum cleaner, riding lawn mower, garbage truck etc.)For safety and the confidence of you dog, always stay with your dog, within…
Listen to the Audio version of this blog post. Be FlexibleRemember that despite your best planning, no plan will occur exactly as it is laid out on paper. You, your dog and the distraction or environment will demand that changes…
Choose a location where the subject animal(s) are behind a fence, in a crate or cage, tethered on a long line, on a leash being handled by another trusted person, or otherwise safely confined. This is for your safety, your…
Tiny puppies, rescue dogs and even the most focused and well-trained dogs have things that distract their attention from their job of focusing on you. So how do you add distractions to your dog’s training program while helping her to…
There are many distractions today when owner-training a service dog. And I'm not only talking about distractions for the dog.If you want to train your dog to be your calm focussed service dog in a timely manner, you'll have better…