Service Dog Information Center -- Choosing, Training, and Handling Dogs as Service Dogs or Psychiatric Service Dogs
|Posted by greenribbondog on January 6, 2020 at 11:30 AM||comments (10)|
I keep seeing posts online asking for help with a service dog in training that is having difficulty in a relatively unchallenging environment. Often, it's a puppy under eighteen months old -- sometimes even a baby puppy under six months! -- that is being asked to go everywhere with the owner on a daily basis, working or training for long hours. And the pup is having a melt-down over a minor issue. Can we say predictable?
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|Posted by greenribbondog on December 14, 2019 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
Automatic Wash-Out Factors For A Service Dog:
Choosing a puppy, then putting your time and effort into training a dog who is a strong candidate, manages the challenges of service dog work easily, and enjoys the work asked of him, makes for a far more successful pairing as the other half of a service dog team than a dog who displays any of the factors that indicate a decision to wash-out that candidate is likely inevitable.Read Full Post »