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Creative ways of delivering training treats to dog
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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Owner training mistakes
Common Training Errors Made by Owner-Trainers of Service Dogs
Learn some common errors we see with owner-trainers and how to solve them. How many of these do you...
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Custome Service Dog Harness
Rigid Harnesses put more Stress on a Dog's body than Flexible Harnesses
While the study was done specifically for seeing eye dogs, the finding applies to handlers with mobility/brace...
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Apprehensive About Starting Your Service Puppy Candidate Off Right?
Puppies are simply babies. Don’t be afraid to “spoil” your puppy. You can gradually change how much care...
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Choosing a Small Dog as a Service Dog- Tips and Concerns
Smaller dogs have traditionally been used for hearing alerts. Recently, more people are choosing small...
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To Vest or Not To Vest a training?
When self-training a service dog, does my dog need to wear a vest to identify him as a service dog (in...
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What Makes a Good Service Dog?
Learn the tasks and characteristics that make for a good service dog or assistance dog candidate for...
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