In each of these articles, you will learn why it is important for your canine companion to know these and how it will help and how you can apply them to your everyday life! While each command plays a huge role, each command builds off of the prior command. A training session can happen at any moment and Always be fun!.Read More “The 6 most important skills to train”
Maddie has truly been a blessing in our lives.She helps not only me but both of my sons as well. I have mobility issues, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Both of my boys have anxiety and one is on the autism spectrum. She has truly become a family service dog helping each of us when we need it the most.
Place is the single most important command to learn when beginning obedience training. It doesn’t matter where you are training whether it is inside or outside, you first need to figure out what you are going to use as place (lightweight and portable).Read More “Place”
Building off the Place command, we will move on to sit. Sit is an important command for you to teach your pup. While it may be exciting to have a new member in your family, having an unruly one will get old fast.Read More “Sit”
As previously mentioned, the down command can be one of the hardest commands to teach. You will need to be patient with your pup and not get discouraged while you are training.Read More “Down”
Stay is the next skill and is a great command which can be used throughout the normal day. We are now building off of Place, Sit, and Down.Read More “Stay”
Now we are building off of Place, Sit, Down, and Stay. Your pups recall should be right on target. You never know if or when the leash may slip out of your hand or worse yet, what if your pup slips out of its collar.Read More “Come”
In our last and final basic command, I will show you heel. Remember we are now building off of Place, Sit, Down, Stay, and Come.Read More “Heel”
So many Questions?
- What does it mean to have a “disability” when we are talking about the DOT?
- What kinds of tasks do service dogs and psychiatric service dogs perform?
- Does a service dog or PSD need to be professionally trained or certified by an organization?
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What does the DOT consider to be a service animal
Help, DOT changed all the rules?
You may have heard that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued a major overhaul of the rules governing assistance animals on planes. Don’t panic, we will go over those rules in depth and summarize what you need to know as a service dog handler, including the new paperwork requirements.
Learn more in this new series Flying with Service DogsRead More “Flying With Service Dogs In 2021”