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Preparing a Dog to Work Next to a Wheelchair

Service Dog Wheelchair assistance training

Before you start training a puppy or dog to work near a wheelchair, you need to prepare him for it. He needs to be desensitized to it and learn several basic skills that form the foundation to help the handler in the chair.The basic skills and tasks can be taught with the trainer in a standing posit...

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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.