Category: Service Dogs

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 »

Service Dog Teamwork

Having a service dog is a team effort.  The dog is not to be looked upon as an instrument or a tool.  He/she is an extension of yourself as a disabled individual.  He opens the door – he is an extension of your legs.  She retrieves the phone when it rings – she is an… Read more »

Commitment to Service Dogs

Some of the most committed dog people in the world are service dog owners.  These disabled people develop a strong bond with their dog/s.  Each is depending upon the other to meet particular needs. This little article deals particularly with those who are considering getting a service dog. Do you like dogs?  If not, better… Read more »