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Marking in Service Dogs
Marking in dogs is defined as when the dog lifts his leg on objects or people and leaves behind a small...
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Handling Errors in Owner-Trained Service Dogs
Making errors can be very stressful for a dog, especially one working in public where the spotlight is...
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What is involved in Self-Training a Service Dog?
Here are 4 videos that give an overview of the realities and needs of self-training your own service...
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Resource Guarding in Service Dogs Part 1
The first time your service dog growls at you when you try to take something away from him, you feel...
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Resource Guarding in Service Dogs Part 2
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When Do We Need to Do Remedial Training with a Service Dog?
As you progress through training your own service dog, you will find that there are behaviors that your...
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How to Use the Clicker to Shape Your Dog's Behavior
SDTI uses shaping as one of the training approaches to help a dog learn new behaviors.  It can be fast...
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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...
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One Person's Journey to a Trained Service Dog
Caroline Mitter has kindly allowed me to share this post with you about the process of becoming a team...
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Calming a Hyper Service Dog in Training
Owner training allows handlers to choose some non-traditional breeds or higher energy individual dogs...
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Seizure Response (and Alert) Dogs- How are they trained?
While scientists do not yet understand the exact trigger* (see below) that dogs recognize to know a seizure...
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Alzheimer's Support or Alert Dogs
Alzheimer’s Alert dogs are dogs that are trained to help the caregiver but also provide emotional...
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