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Finding the Perfect Owner-Trained Service Dog for PTSD, Anxiety, and Autism
A common question we get, often after a team has failed, is what to look for and what to avoid in a future...
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Have Trouble Learning by Listening or Reading?
1). Learning by Listening Try listening just before bedtime. That way you are relaxed and focused only...
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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 of delivering training treats to dog
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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Training toy for dog ideas
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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Making toy for dog.
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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Owner training mistakes
Common Training Errors Made by Owner-Trainers of Service Dogs
Learn some common errors we see with owner-trainers and how to solve them. How many of these do you...
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Apprehensive About Starting Your Service Puppy Candidate Off Right?
Puppies are simply babies. Don’t be afraid to “spoil” your puppy. You can gradually change how much care...
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