Tag: service dogs

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 »

Service Dog Gear: The Equipment and Supplies You Need for Training

Service dogs help individuals with disabilities perform their day to day activities. Their tasks include those that provide physical, psychiatric, sensory, or intellectual assistance to those who need it. If you are working closely with a service dog, here are some of the equipment pieces that are recommended to use to help with training. Add… 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 »

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 »

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 »