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Service Dogs Lower PTSD Symptoms Among War Veterans

Service Dogs Lower PTSD Symptoms Among War Veterans

There are many war veterans who are, unfortunately, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their service to the country. PTSD is a very serious mental health issue that can make it extremely difficult for those who suffer from it. They can have trouble going about their everyday lives, and in worst-case scenarios,… Continue Reading

Dog Trainer Certification Matters

Is it important for dog trainers to be certified?  Yes. Is it important where dog trainers receive their certification?  Yes! Yes! Your graduation certificate is only as good as the institution who gave it.  Therefore, your potential clients want to know that you attended and passed a trainer course from a reputable school.  As one… Continue Reading

Understand the Difference: Service Animal vs. Companion Animal

Understand the Difference: Service Animal vs. Companion Animal

If you are a professional dog trainer, it is especially important to understand the difference between service animals and companion animals. If you’re not sure what the difference is, you’re not alone. Although service animals and companion animals serve some similar purposes, they have key differences that distinguish one from the other. What is a… Continue Reading

Official Proof: Dogs are More Intelligent Compared to Cats

Official Proof: Dogs are More Intelligent Compared to Cats

For years, dog and cat owners have argued over which animal is more intelligent, each side making a case for their pet preference. Dog owners have claimed that dogs are smarter because they are able to learn from their owners and demonstrate their intelligence, while cat owners have argued that their independence and their ability… Continue Reading

A Word about K9 Certification

Annual or semi-annual certifications for Police K9 teams are a big deal.  Certification is a testing of the team’s skills and should be conducted by an independent tester/organization.  Let’s look at a few thoughts about certification. First, many departments are of the opinion that certifications must be conducted by a national agency but this is… Continue Reading

Dumb Comments about Protection Dogs

In our years of dog training experience, we’ve heard a lot of questions and comments about training and dogs in general.  Some of it is outright laughable and at other times it can be frustrating.  Here are a few. “My protection dog needs to be black/red.”  Yes, admittedly, there are color preferences among dog owners… Continue Reading

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