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What is involved in Self-Training a Service Dog?
Here are 4 videos that give an overview of the realities and needs of self-training your own service...
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Definitions of Service Dog, Assistance Dog, Therapy Dog, Emotional Support Dog.
What is a Service Dog?  A service dog is a broad category of dogs that includes any dogs that are specially...
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Is Owner-Training a Service Dog a Good Fit for You?
Over the years, we have worked with people who have tried to owner-train a dog to become public access...
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Estimated Costs of Owning and Training Your Own Service Dog
Just owning a dog costs money no matter how thrifty you are. Training a service dog adds extra costs...
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What are My Options for Getting a Service Dog?
There are several options: 1. Applying and getting a trained dog from a non-profit organization. You...
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Guidance for Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists to Help Clients Decide if a Service Dog is an Appropriate Health Care Treatment Option
Guidance for Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists to Help Clients Decide if a Service Dog is an Appropriate Health Care Treatment Option
Here are a series of questions as a starting point to consider and discuss with clients to explore if...
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How Do I Talk to My Health Care Provider About Getting a Service Dog?
In many regions, you need a note (presciption)from your Doctor, Psychiatrist or Nurse practictioner as...
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6 Key Components Needed to Build a Successful Service Dog Team
Over the years, we at SDTI have watched many service dogs teams successfully train to working in public...
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Do You Have Your Assistance Dog Support System?
Creating An Assistance Dog Support System It takes a broad community to successfully raise and train...
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How Long Does it Take to Find a Service Dog Candidate?
Many people get impatient when they start looking for an assistance dog candidate. How long it can take...
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2.5 to 3 YEARS to Become an Owner-Trained Assistance Dog?
Most people reading this would think this is ridiculous! Hold off on your judgment until you have read...
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