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5 Tips For Training Service Dogs in Training

Working with young or inexperienced Service Dogs in Training isn't always easy. It's even harder if you're learning alongside your young dog. Here are...

How to Teach a Service Dog to Open or Close a Door

The same behavior chain used to teach your Service Dog to open or close a door. For those with physical disabilities, training your Service...
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Service Dog Quest: Log Your Learning

It's well known that logging performance is one of the keys to continual growth and progress. Whether it's a fitness program, painting, academic classes...
Escalator Training for Service Dogs

Escalator Safety for Service Dogs

Escalators and moving sidewalks are everywhere in today's convenience driven-world. Today's Service Dog teams are likely to regularly encounter them, especially teams that travel,...

How to Create a Disaster, Evacuation Plan for Service Dogs

There's no question about it: evacuations are stressful. If they're required because of an impending disaster or emergency, they're even more difficult and scary....

Solving The Puzzle: Service Dogs For Children Along The Autism Spectrum

According to TACA (Talk About Curing Autism), an organization which began in 2000 and has grown today to 19 Chapters and 31,000 families across the...

How To Create a Disaster Plan for Service and Working Dogs

While everyone should have a well thought out disaster plan, those with disabilities often have special concerns, such as having extra supplies, medications or...

Protective Gear For Service Dogs: Eyes and Ears

Service Dog teams function as a single unit. Where one half goes, the other follows. This includes any extreme environments or conditions the team...

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The Hidden Complications of Fake Service Dogs

Rules exist for a reason and when it comes to Service Dogs and Service Dog law, too many people have come to view them...

Things Service Dogs in Public Should and Should Not Do

When it comes to Service Dogs or Service Dogs in Training with public access, there are definite things Service Dogs in public should and...

10 Things Service Dog Handlers Want You to Know

Many people have a vague sense of awareness that Service Dogs "help" their person and that they're allowed to be in public, but there's...

Learn About the Different Types of Service Dogs

Many people are surprised to learn there are over a dozen different specializations for Service Dogs. There are Diabetic Alert Dogs, Severe Allergy Alert...

Federal Service Dog Law in Plain English

Most working and Service Dog handlers and trainers understand that United States federal law provides protection and access for Service Dogs. Still, it can...

How does someone become a Service Dog trainer?

ABOVE SDiT Eli at a local fair Image Courtesy of Growing up Guide Pup A certified dog trainer just emailed us and asked...

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What are the Minimum Training Standards for Service and Assistance Dogs?

While not required by law, having proof of completion of these or other similar Minimum Training Standards and a Public Access Test (explained below)...

10 Service Dog Tasks for Handlers With Wheelchairs

Even though you may be aware that Service Dogs can help wheelchair users to be more independent, you may not know be fully aware...

Train a Service Dog to Retrieve: Part Two

You know it takes work and practice to train a Service Dog to retrieve. You've managed to get your Service Dog to mouth at...

Service Dog Quest: Measure Current Training

Last week, we introduced the 2014 Service Dog Challenge. We had you identify some areas you and your canine partner could both improve in...

5 Tips For Training Service Dogs in Training

Working with young or inexperienced Service Dogs in Training isn't always easy. It's even harder if you're learning alongside your young dog. Here are...

How to Teach a Service Dog to Open or Close a...

The same behavior chain used to teach your Service Dog to open or close a door. For those with physical disabilities, training your Service...

Service Dog Quest: Log Your Learning

It's well known that logging performance is one of the keys to continual growth and progress. Whether it's a fitness program, painting, academic classes...

Escalator Safety for Service Dogs

Escalators and moving sidewalks are everywhere in today's convenience driven-world. Today's Service Dog teams are likely to regularly encounter them, especially teams that travel,...

5 Tips For Training Service Dogs in Training

Working with young or inexperienced Service Dogs in Training isn't always easy. It's even harder if you're learning alongside your young dog. Here are...

How to Teach a Service Dog to Open or Close a...

The same behavior chain used to teach your Service Dog to open or close a door. For those with physical disabilities, training your Service...

Service Dog Quest: Log Your Learning

It's well known that logging performance is one of the keys to continual growth and progress. Whether it's a fitness program, painting, academic classes...

Escalator Safety for Service Dogs

Escalators and moving sidewalks are everywhere in today's convenience driven-world. Today's Service Dog teams are likely to regularly encounter them, especially teams that travel,...

Service Dogs in Training

5 Tips For Training Service Dogs in Training

Working with young or inexperienced Service Dogs in Training isn't always easy. It's even harder if you're learning alongside your young dog. Here are...

How to Teach a Service Dog to Open or Close a...

The same behavior chain used to teach your Service Dog to open or close a door. For those with physical disabilities, training your Service...

5 Tips For Training Service Dogs in Training

Working with young or inexperienced Service Dogs in Training isn't always easy. It's even harder if you're learning alongside your young dog. Here are...

How to Teach a Service Dog to Open or Close a...

The same behavior chain used to teach your Service Dog to open or close a door. For those with physical disabilities, training your Service...

5 Vital Public Access Skills Every Service Dog Should Know

One of the most commonly asked questions is, "when is my Service Dog in Training ready for public access?" While that's a question only...

Psychiatric Hospitalizations and Service Dogs

Inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations can be frightening and stressful. For Service Dog teams, inpatient admissions are often more of a struggle. The complications of having dogs on a locked...

Book Review: “Training Your Own Service Dog” by Lelah Sullivan

Guides or resources for people wishing to train their own Service Dog are few and far between, so when we saw one literally titled Training Your Own Service Dog, we snatched it up for review. We did the reading, and now we'll do the...

Until Tuesday: A Soldier, Service Dog and Salvation

Until Tuesday is the story of two wounded hearts. Both of of these souls had given great amounts of effort to succeed in their careers, and suffered the consequences. Over time, they found salvation in each other. This story about the bond of a...

5 Tips For Training Service Dogs in Training

Working with young or inexperienced Service Dogs in Training isn't always easy. It's even harder if you're learning alongside your young dog. Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of your training sessions with your Service Dog in Training. SDiT Training Tip: Remain...

How to Teach a Service Dog to Open or Close a Door

The same behavior chain used to teach your Service Dog to open or close a door. For those with physical disabilities, training your Service Dog to close doors can be incredibly helpful. Whether you're not steady on your feet or even if it just...

Service Dog Quest: Log Your Learning

It's well known that logging performance is one of the keys to continual growth and progress. Whether it's a fitness program, painting, academic classes or dog training, you can't figure out where you're going if you don't know where you've been. When it comes...

Escalator Safety for Service Dogs

Escalators and moving sidewalks are everywhere in today's convenience driven-world. Today's Service Dog teams are likely to regularly encounter them, especially teams that travel, work in a large or multi-story office building or those that enjoy frequenting the mall. For humans, getting on an...

How to Create a Disaster, Evacuation Plan for Service Dogs

There's no question about it: evacuations are stressful. If they're required because of an impending disaster or emergency, they're even more difficult and scary. For people with a disability or those partnered with a Service Dog, evacuations require even more planning and thought than...

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5 Tips For Training Service Dogs in Training

Working with young or inexperienced Service Dogs in Training isn't always easy. It's even harder if you're learning alongside your young dog. Here are...

How to Teach a Service Dog to Open or Close a...

The same behavior chain used to teach your Service Dog to open or close a door. For those with physical disabilities, training your Service...

Service Dog Quest: Log Your Learning

It's well known that logging performance is one of the keys to continual growth and progress. Whether it's a fitness program, painting, academic classes...

Escalator Safety for Service Dogs

Escalators and moving sidewalks are everywhere in today's convenience driven-world. Today's Service Dog teams are likely to regularly encounter them, especially teams that travel,...

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The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Service Dogs, and You

Everyone is talking about the upcoming eclipse, but for many people, there are lots of questions left unanswered. What's going to happen during the...

National Train Your Dog Month 2017

January 2017 kicks off with the Association of Professional Dog Trainer's National Train Your Dog Month. National Train Your Dog Month provides an excellent...

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