Category: Service Dogs

How Service Dogs Are Helping Veterans with PTSD

Service Dog for PTSD

Service dogs provide a host of benefits to their owners. With expert training, they can sense the needs and wants of humans and react accordingly. With a feeling of companionship, that foundational bond is truly at the center of any healthy owner and dog bond. That’s why it’s no surprise that service dogs help veterans… Read more »

Top Three Service Dog Breeds

Service Dog Trained to Aid Their Owner

Service dogs are a special type of animal, ready to provide aid in a moment’s notice, sometimes before we even realize that we need it. There are a few top qualities that a service dog exemplifies, and we’ve noticed that there are a few top breeds that excel at being a dog of service. Labrador… Read more »

The Importance of Training a Service Dog and their Responsibilities

Service Dog Responibilities to it's Owner

Service animals support an individual in areas of their life where their disabilities take over. It takes a special type of dog to learn the necessary tasks and take on that role of devotedly serving their owner and mitigating their disabilities. And it takes a special type of trainer to work with a dog to… Read more »

A Guide to the Different Types of Service Dogs

Service Dog Aiding a Blind Woman

For those with any type of disability, a service dog can be an incredible companion and guide throughout the day. While service dogs are typically associated with those who lose their sight, many people can benefit from a guide dog. However, not all dogs are qualified to become service dogs. The best type of service… Read more »

Service Dogs Lower PTSD Symptoms Among War Veterans

Service Dog for PTSD Suffers

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,… Read more »

Understand the Difference: Service Animal vs. Companion Animal

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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… Read more »

Service Dogs: A History of Helping Hounds

Service dogs are becoming more and more common in this day and age. As a future dog trainer, you should be aware of the history of this market and the different ways that dogs can help their owners. There is a large demand for service dogs in a variety of areas, so let’s explore what… Read more »

Medical Alert Service Dogs Can Help

Dogs are truly amazing creatures. In addition to being loving companions, when properly trained, they can also serve as animal doctors, helping owners with a range of medical ailments. Many dogs can sense discomfort before their owners can, and all it takes to bring that out is a little training. Dogs Can Detect the Signs… Read more »

Meet Jedi: This Service Dog’s Heroic Story is Going Viral

Service dogs can play a number of roles in someone’s life, including helping someone with a disease like diabetes. So when one young boy’s diabetes posed a threat to his health, his dog came to the rescue and the story is now going viral. Luke Nutall is a 7-year-old boy living with type 1 diabetes,… Read more »

Public Access for Service Dogs

There is a large portion of the American public and business owners as to what the legal status of service dogs are.   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives clarification to what is expected. First, the Americans with Disabilities Act defines a service animal as “a dog that is individually trained to do work or… Read more »