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The First and Most Important Step to Solving Behavior Issues in Service Dogs
Wouldn’t it be great if we could figure out what’s going on in our dog’s heads and solve our dog’s behavior?...
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Teaching Your Dog To Stay in Position While Moving
Ever wonder how good trainers can teach their dog to walk nicely on leash without any correction tools?...
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Wheelchair Skills 1.0
Preparation for Training: There are several basic skills that are need for an assistance dog that helps...
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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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Training One and Two Way Hearing, Diabetic and Alzheimer Alerts
(Alert 1.0)
One and Two Way Alerts can be used to train assistance dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing,...
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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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Counter Conditioning
Desensitization and counter conditioning are often paired together to achieve better results. For example,...
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Pros and Cons of Having an Autism Dog for a Child or Teen
Many parents struggle whether to get dog for their child who is on the autism spectrum. Should that dog...
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A Hand-Delivered Retrieve
Here's how to keep yourself from "Lumping" or asking too much of your dog while training delivery to...
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