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Is a Hands-free Leash The Right Tool for You and Your Service Dog?

over the shoulder hands free leash for service dogs

Some service dog handler’s prefer to use a leash they don’t have to hold in their hands. Some benefits for the handler include having your hands-free to hold other objects, manipulate crutches or walker or to hold the clicker and deliver treats. But, using one may not be in the long-term best intere...

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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 and direction a puppy needs in a process called shaping. This is where you plan graduated steps of changing or removing the support your puppy is getting as long as he is successful at the current step.