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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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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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Regular Cleaning of a Dog's Teeth is Key for Long-Term Health
Cleaning your dog’s teeth on a regular basis is one of the easiest things you can do to maintain...
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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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Health Considerations for Assistance Dogs
Hopefully, two of your criteria for choosing your assistance dog were that he would be physically and...
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A Service Dog with Gas is More Than Just Embarrassing!
Has your service dog ever passed gas in a public place while working. It's embarrassing isn't it? Well,...
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Alternative Ways to Exercise a Dog (That's not throwing a ball!)
There are many concerns of using a ball to exercise your service dog or SDit. If you have a ball obsessed...
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Minimizing Stress for Your Service Dog
One topic rarely discussed among Assistance Dog Handlers is the level of stress that a dog (and person)...
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How to Give Your Service Dog A Massage
Giving your dog a massage has many benefits. It is easy to do and you don’t need any special knowledge. The...
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Improving the Bond with Your Service Dog
Click here for audio file. A fairly common complaint among assistance dog owners who have family...
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The Real Risk of Hip Dysplasia in Service Dogs
Hip Dysplasia (HD) is the worry of every service dog handler. New research and some anecdotal information...
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Travelling with your Service Dog:
Food Considerations
Travelling out of province, state and out of country with your service dog can pose some challenges when...
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