Tag: service dog training

Various Tasks of a Service Dog

Many people are unaware of the vast abilities of service dogs.  But, hey, don’t sweat it…we’re here to help ???? The purpose of a service dog is to aid a person with disabilities and to reduce the disabled’s dependence upon human intervention.  Service dogs provide the disabled with a greater capacity to live independent, “normal”… Read more »

Can Any Dog Be a Service Dog?

Training a service dog

Service dogs serve a unique role in society. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a service dog as one specifically trained to perform tasks for a disabled individual who otherwise would have trouble completing those tasks. Service dogs work closely with individuals who may be deaf, diabetic, in need of psychiatric assistance, visual guides, seizure… 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 »

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 »

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 »