These standards have been created for members of the community to better be able to choose both service dog trainers and service dog training programs.
It’s possible to get a successful service dog from either, but there are advantages and disadvantages to adopting a rescue or buying a puppy from a breeder.
You may find yourself wondering where to start out, so I’ve come up with a basic guide of how to start the process of obtaining a service animal.
When you search for “service dog”, the top six results that show up are service dog registries. These websites are aimed at selling products to dog owners.
Choosing a suitable service dog prospect is a crucial part of the service dog puzzle. This is the creature that you will be pouring your time, resources, hopes and dreams into. You will possibly be putting your life and safety in their hands. Each dog has personality traits that are a part of the foundation of who they are. Training …
When a new handler brings home a puppy as a prospect, it is with the hope and intent of that dog becoming their service dog in a couple of years. Unfortunately, sometimes this means that new owner trainers can mistakenly assume regular puppy behavior is an alert.
PTSD can be a very disabling mental health problem. Service dogs that help people deal with this condition are sometimes referred to as PTSD service dogs.
Service Dogs, Emotional Support Animals and Therapy Dogs are very different entities and each has there own special requirements.
When you’re looking at getting an atypical breed for service work there are a lot of things you need to assess about yourself and the breed.
An emotional support animal has a few things in common with a service dog, but legally and practically, they’re completely different.