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Service Dog Training Institute


When to Get Help with a NEW Problem Behavior

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As trainers of service dogs, many handlers are proud that they can do it on their own. However, it is important to know when to get help to save you time, money, frustration and help your dog heal as fast as possible. 

Here are several situations where you want to reach out and get help from a...

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