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Finding the Perfect Owner-Trained Service Dog for PTSD, Anxiety, and Autism
A common question we get, often after a team has failed, is what to look for and what to avoid in a future...
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Signs that an Anxiety/PTSD/Autism Service Dog is Stressed by the Handler's Behavior
As professional dog trainers, it’s crucial to recognize that a handler’s behavior and living situation...
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Golden Retriever Service Dog Training Plan
The Art of Service Dog Training: Planning, Flexibility, and Creativity
Hey there, fellow service dog enthusiasts! 🐾 Today, let’s dive into the wonderful world of dog...
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Have Trouble Learning by Listening or Reading?
1). Learning by Listening Try listening just before bedtime. That way you are relaxed and focused only...
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Ideas for Food Reinforcers for Training
The following is a list of foods that can be used as training treats. If your dog has dietary limitations,...
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Hard-mouthed Dogs and Sharky Teeth:
Teaching Bite Inhibition
Years ago, we added a new canine member to our family who was 22 months. While she appeared...
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Creative Ways to Deliver Training Treats to Your Service Dog
Running out of Idea for creative delivery of food treats for your dog?  Using a bit of imagination can...
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Health Concerns about Spaying or Neutering Your Golden Retriever Service Dog
University of California (Davis) study on the health effects of neutering Golden Retrievers.
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Free DIY toy that is sure to keep your dog happy!
Free DIY toy with easy find materials that is sure to keep your dog occupied!
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How Do I Gradually Reduce (aka Fading) The Use of Training Tools? 
Once your dog has been trained to do a specific behaviour, any training tool you use needs to be gradually...
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Training Reinforcers
There are many options that can be used as reinforcers for teaching and training your service dog while...
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No Sew DIY Dog Tug and Chew Toy "Octopus"
Learn how to make a DIY free no sew tug and chew toy for your dog.
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