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Choosing a Service Dog Candidate

Dog with EMT handlers.
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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training 2 service dogs at the same time
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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Service puppy relaxing during training session.
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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Service Dog in Public Owner in Wheelchair
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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Brittany Puppies in Whelping box.
Basic Biological Development of a Puppy
A puppy’s life begins 63 days before he is born. While in the womb, he develops physically. His sense...
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Dog Trainer Donna with labrador puppy
Request to Breeders
Are you a breeder raising and selling dogs? I have a tip for you! It’s purely my opinion and you can...
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Golden retriever mother feeding her puppies that will be service dog candidates
Finding a Quality Breeder
for Your Next Service Dog
(Part 1)
When looking for a healthy puppy (or dog) with a good temperament, there are some qualities you can use...
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Golden retriever mother feeding her puppies that will be service dog candidates
Finding a Quality Breeder
(Part 2)
Go back to PART 1 For each breeder you contact, keep track of the answers to each question. Use the...
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Golden retriever mother feeding her puppies that will be service dog candidates
Finding a Quality Breeder
(Part 3)
Go back to PART 2 Questions for Later Conversations with Reputable Breeder 1). Is breeder is aware...
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Golden retriever mother feeding her puppies that will be service dog candidates
Finding a Quality Breeder
(Part 4)
Go back to PART 3 Questions About the Breeder 1). Do they regularly post photos of the litter on their...
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Golden retriever mother feeding her puppies that will be service dog candidates
Finding a Quality Breeder
(Part 5)
Go back to PART 4 A Fabulous Breeder will also: 1). Do the Early Neurological Stimulation Program (Super...
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