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In Canada, How Can I Get My Self-Trained Service Dog Legally Certified as a Service Dog?
First, it is the team, not just the dog that is certified. Getting my Self-Trained Service Dog legally...
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Two Service Dog Behaviours That Confuse Handlers:
Settle/Down and
Loose Leash Walking/Heel
When owner trainers start training their dogs as a service dog or assistance dog candidate, I recommend...
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Match the service dog breed to country of origin quiz
Service Dog Breed Origin Match Game
Look at the puppy on the left. Can you identify the breed?  If you can, match it with the country where...
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Are You Considering Breeding Service Dogs? You Need to Know This!
(Or Are You Looking for a Service Dog?) Due to the high demand for service dogs, more people are...
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Marker-based Training Without Food
We recently received this question! Thought we would post the answer in case it was useful...
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adult neutered dog with Elizabethan cone
At What Age Should I Spay/Neuter My Service Dog?
The decision if or not to spay or neuter your service dog candidate and when to do it depends on many...
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Service Dog Training Costs and Expenses
3 Common Mistakes Made by Owner Trained Service Dogs
(Part A)
There are three mistakes that owner-trainers of assistance dogs commonly make when training their own...
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Can you read this as a worried service dog being handled?
3 Common Mistakes Made by Owner Trainers of Service Dogs
(Part B)
Click Here to See Part A B). Choosing the Wrong Dog for the Job Owner-trainers need to start out with...
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support team for service dog is key
3 Common Mistakes Made by Owner Trainers of Service Dogs
(Part C)
Click Here to See Part B C). Not Having a Support System for Themselves to Help Meet the Dog’s...
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