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We're happy to announce the 4th annual Howly Jowly Service Dog Gift Giveaway! During this event, we seek to give back to the Service...
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Retiring a Service Dog: Signs It Is Time

Retiring a Service Dog is a hard decision, particularly after years of partnership, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. It's hard to know when...
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2017 – 2018 Guide to Service Dog Travel

While traveling with a Service Dog in the United States is your privilege, navigating airline policies, international laws, TSA regulations, security checkpoints and other...
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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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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...
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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....

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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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Why Natural Behaviors Aren’t Trained Service Dog Tasks

When it comes to Service Dog tasks, there is a lot of confusion over what constitutes a real, specifically trained task and which are...

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)...

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...

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...

Howly Jowly 2017: Service Dog Gear Giveaway

We're happy to announce the 4th annual Howly Jowly Service Dog Gift Giveaway! During this event, we seek to give back to the Service...

Retiring a Service Dog: Signs It Is Time

Retiring a Service Dog is a hard decision, particularly after years of partnership, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. It's hard to know when...

2017 – 2018 Guide to Service Dog Travel

While traveling with a Service Dog in the United States is your privilege, navigating airline policies, international laws, TSA regulations, security checkpoints and other...

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...

Howly Jowly 2017: Service Dog Gear Giveaway

We're happy to announce the 4th annual Howly Jowly Service Dog Gift Giveaway! During this event, we seek to give back to the Service...

Retiring a Service Dog: Signs It Is Time

Retiring a Service Dog is a hard decision, particularly after years of partnership, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. It's hard to know when...

2017 – 2018 Guide to Service Dog Travel

While traveling with a Service Dog in the United States is your privilege, navigating airline policies, international laws, TSA regulations, security checkpoints and other...

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...

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Howly Jowly 2017: Service Dog Gear Giveaway

We're happy to announce the 4th annual Howly Jowly Service Dog Gift Giveaway! During this event, we seek to give back to the Service...

Retiring a Service Dog: Signs It Is Time

Retiring a Service Dog is a hard decision, particularly after years of partnership, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. It's hard to know when...

Howly Jowly 2017: Service Dog Gear Giveaway

We're happy to announce the 4th annual Howly Jowly Service Dog Gift Giveaway! During this event, we seek to give back to the Service...

Retiring a Service Dog: Signs It Is Time

Retiring a Service Dog is a hard decision, particularly after years of partnership, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. It's hard to know when...

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...

Hospital Access Rights for Service Dog Teams

When it comes to hospital access rights for Service Dogs, United States federal law permits Service Dogs to accompany their disabled handler into in...

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...

Howly Jowly 2017: Service Dog Gear Giveaway

We're happy to announce the 4th annual Howly Jowly Service Dog Gift Giveaway! During this event, we seek to give back to the Service Dog community by gifting books, treats, training gear, supplies or other donor-provided items to a winning team. The Howly Jowly Service...

Retiring a Service Dog: Signs It Is Time

Retiring a Service Dog is a hard decision, particularly after years of partnership, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. It's hard to know when the time is right or how to go about it, but here are some points to consider before taking the...

2017 – 2018 Guide to Service Dog Travel

While traveling with a Service Dog in the United States is your privilege, navigating airline policies, international laws, TSA regulations, security checkpoints and other commonly-encountered situations can be anything but smooth sailing. Here are some tips, tricks, guidelines and resources to ensure your trip...

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...

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Howly Jowly 2017: Service Dog Gear Giveaway

We're happy to announce the 4th annual Howly Jowly Service Dog Gift Giveaway! During this event, we seek to give back to the Service...

Retiring a Service Dog: Signs It Is Time

Retiring a Service Dog is a hard decision, particularly after years of partnership, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. It's hard to know when...

2017 – 2018 Guide to Service Dog Travel

While traveling with a Service Dog in the United States is your privilege, navigating airline policies, international laws, TSA regulations, security checkpoints and other...

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...

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Howly Jowly 2017: Service Dog Gear Giveaway

We're happy to announce the 4th annual Howly Jowly Service Dog Gift Giveaway! During this event, we seek to give back to the Service...

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...

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