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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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Introduction to Distraction Training Your Dog
Tiny puppies, rescue dogs and even the most focused and well-trained dogs have things that distract their...
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Starting to Train your SDiT in Public Places
Whether to are just starting out with your pup in public places or resuming training after a break (such...
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General Tips for Distraction Training (Objects, People and Animals)
There are several important things to remember when working on distractions with your dog. If you apply...
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Taking The Fear out of Halloween and Other Night Events for Your Service Dog
Tips for Preparing for Halloween and other Evening Events  Preparing a dog for new and scary situations...
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Preparing a Service Dog For Halloween or a Disneyland Visit: Desensitizing a Dog to Costumes
Above Photo: Cindy Schwab Campbell 2020 Question:  My service dog will be coming with me to Disney...
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Environmental Enrichment Ideas for Service Dog Breeders and Young Puppies Recently Removed from their Litter
Both while still at the breeder and after they have been taken to their new homes, puppies need enrichment...
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Training Plan for Inanimate Moving Distractions
Most dogs, at some point in their development, will be overinterested in or even afraid of moving objects....
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Live Animal Distraction Training Plan
Pets and wild animals can distract dogs and desensitization may be necessary for a service dog. Learn...
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Teaching Your Service Dog to Ignore People When Walking Through Crowds
Teaching Your Service Dog to Ignore People When Walking Through Crowds
Highly social dogs and adolescents in a fear period may have trouble moving through crowds of people....
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Concerns About Training Your Own Anxiety Assistance Puppy
A recent trend is for owner trainers to train their own Anxiety Alert Dogs. I have seen several issues...
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