Service Dog Training
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Training Info &
other important things.
Do you need more information NOW about getting a dog or training, or have questions, go to Delta Society.
Do you want to train your own dog, go to Dana L. Marshall to get these Training Books (their price is outstanding): TEAMWORK I & TEAMWORK II
Be a responsible owner. One of the most important things you can do as a responsible owner is to spay/neuter your four legged partner. There are low cost spay/neuter clinic’s all over the country. Here is one in Houston TX to assist you. Clip on star to go to SNAP.....
Do you need someone to train a Service Dog for you; check locally or with the Delta Society to find someone. Search the web. talk to service dog owners, ask around. If all else fails email or call me, Judy@Jarvis.net 281 356-2253
This is a good time to mention that NOT all dogs are cut out to become Service Dogs, that is why it is so IMPORTANT to rely on people or groups who train them to help you secure one, This is NOT a pet you’re getting, it is a Dog who is going to take care of YOU!
Want to train your own hearing dog, BUT need to find one first, this book can be of help on both counts......
There are LOT’s of great Service Dogs; labs, goldens, shepards, shelties, the list goes on & on, but what we liked about the Standard Poodle (& most poodle hybrids) is their intelligence (one of the top 3 dogs), their lack of shedding, & the minimal pet dander. We have seen this problem come into play when their owners start having respiratory problems & have to give up their service dog before its service time is over.
Did you know: The first Labradoodle was bred by Wally Conron*, head breeder for the Australian Guide Dog Association in 1989. The following is an article by the AGDA - "The story began in 1988 when their manager of Guide Dogs, was in Hawaii on holiday and met Pat Blum.. to read more
visit ....The Guide Dog Association of Australia
Prong or no prong - There are mixed opinions. First you MUST be taught & guided by a professional on how to use a collar like this CORRECTLY. I have found that the medal prong is great on out of control dogs but when it comes to service training one of those should not be necessary. I personally prefer the plastic ones....
ALSO check out my blog on I have been asked about electric collars. DO NOT USE THEM, they are a FAST training tool to be used by a professional ONLY! What can work just as effectively is something much newer, and more ACCEPTABLE to the general population: COLD SPRAY. It is offered by WagAndBark.com. It can also be used to control barking, jumping, ignoring you, chasing, the list goes on and on. Go to their web site for more details.
The MOST IMPORTANT tool you have is to TRAIN it properly the first time, patiently & slowly. If the dog does not respond, go back to square one & ask yourself what could YOU do differently or where did you go wrong. Get professional help if you don’t know. Dogs read body language better then you. If you turn ever so slightly to the left & ask your dog to go right, don’t blame the dog for turning the wrong way. Sometimes you’ll do something & not even know it. Have someone watch you. You’d be surprised what they see.
Be sure to ask your dog to do something for you before you give them their everyday food.
But when it comes to teaching your dog to do something new, use treats for rewards. Check my blog to make your own treats.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!