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Marking in Service Dogs

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Marking in dogs is defined as when the dog lifts his leg on objects or people and leaves behind a small amount of urine. Marking is thought to be related to marking a territory. The dog leaves his scent to tell other dogs he has been there. It is a natural behavior for feral or village dogs but typi...

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How to Transfer Theory into Practice for Service Dog Training

To train your own service dog, you need to transfer theory into practice and identify your area of weakness. Practicing all three steps is crucial. Seek help from a family member, friend, or professional trainer to make a plan and demonstrate what you need to do. Practical training skills, or “training mechanics,” are essential.