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Are Puppy Evaluation / Temperament Tests Predictive of the Adult Dog Temperament?
This is a hot topic and one that I will leave to the experts! Recently a non-profit group called the...
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Characteristics of a Successful Owner Trainer of a Service Dog
While Owner-trainers are not professional dog trainers, they do need to have many of the characteristics...
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Choosing a Breed or Breed Mix for a Service Dog
Question: How do I choose a large breed dog for my needs? I was considering German Shepherd Dogs but...
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Socializing Puppies
while still with the litter
Since I’ve had several questions about raising Service Dog puppies recently, here’s a list...
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List of Service Dog and
Assistance Dog Tasks or
What Your Dog Can Do For You
While most people categorize the type of service dog by the tasks it does for the handler, all service...
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Stick With The Program!
There are many distractions today when owner-training a service dog. And I’m not only talking about...
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lessons from clicker training
What We Learn by Marker Training our Service Dog
(Part 1)
Marker-based training aka “Clicker Training” is an approach to training your dog but it’s...
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More Life Lessons of Training a Service Dog with Clicker Training
(Part 2)
Click here for Part 1 Improves our Eye/Hand Coordination: The mechanical skills used in marker training...
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Do I Need to Certify my Service Dog or Assistance Dog?
Do I Need to Certify my Dog? The answer is, it depends in what environments you want to use your dog’s...
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