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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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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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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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Training Reinforcers
There are many options that can be used as reinforcers for teaching and training your service dog while...
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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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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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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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Keep Your Service Dog Hydrated on a Hot Day Without Water!
As the temperature rises, it’s important to keep our service dogs hydrated and healthy. Dogs are...
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Custome Service Dog Harness
Choosing a Harness for Pulling and Bracing
Here are some questions to ask yourself before you start training a dog to pull you in a harness or brace...
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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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Is a Hands-free Leash The Right Tool for You and Your Service Dog?
Some service dog handler’s prefer to use a leash they don’t have to hold in their hands. Some benefits...
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Considerations When Using Flexible/Retractible Leashes
Thoughtful use of a retractible leash is required to keep your service dog safe, healthy and trauma free....
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