Finding the Perfect Owner-Trained Service Dog for PTSD, Anxiety, and Autism
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by Bruce Angus - Computer Support
1w ago
A common question we get, often after a team has failed, is what to look for and what to avoid in a future service dog for PTSD, Anxiety, and Autism. There are some characteristics that are particularly important, in addition to all the other characteristics that are needed for service dogs. The Ideal Temperament First […] The post Finding the Perfect Owner-Trained Service Dog for PTSD, Anxiety, and Autism first appeared on Service Dog Training Institute ..read more
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Signs that an Anxiety/PTSD/Autism Service Dog is Stressed by the Handler’s Behavior
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by Bruce Angus - Computer Support
1w ago
As professional dog trainers, it’s crucial to recognize that a handler’s behavior and living situation can significantly impact their service dog’s stress levels. This blog post aims to help you identify stress indicators in service dogs and provide guidance on addressing these issues. The post Signs that an Anxiety/PTSD/Autism Service Dog is Stressed by the Handler’s Behavior first appeared on Service Dog Training Institute ..read more
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The Art of Service Dog Training: Planning, Flexibility, and Creativity
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by Bruce Angus - Computer Support
1M ago
Hey there, fellow service dog enthusiasts! ? Today, let's dive into the wonderful world of dog training. Whether you're training your own furry friend, helping someone else with their pup, or teaching a handler how to train their dog, there's a golden rule: Plan, but stay flexible. Trust me, this a... This content requires a […] The post The Art of Service Dog Training: Planning, Flexibility, and Creativity first appeared on Service Dog Training Institute ..read more
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Have Trouble Learning by Listening or Reading?
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by Bruce Angus - Computer Support
1M ago
1). Learning by Listening Try listening just before bedtime. That way you are relaxed and focused only on the voice. Then when you wake up and listen or read the material, you will have already heard it once and can focus on pulling out the key points. It might be as simple as putting in […] The post Have Trouble Learning by Listening or Reading? first appeared on Service Dog Training Institute ..read more
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Ideas for Food Reinforcers for Training
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by Bruce Angus - Computer Support
2M ago
The following is a list of foods that can be used as training treats. If your dog has dietary limitations, then use other ones he can tolerate. Using a variety is not only interesting, but provides a variety of nutrients as well as limits things like fat, sugars, salt. I like to have about 5 […] The post Ideas for Food Reinforcers for Training first appeared on Service Dog Training Institute ..read more
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Hard-mouthed Dogs and Sharky Teeth: Teaching Bite Inhibition
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by Bruce Angus - Computer Support
2M ago
Years ago, we added a new canine member to our family who was 22 months. While she appeared to be a gentle soul, she was never been taught to be gentle with her teeth (called bite inhibition or control), especially when she was highly aroused around toys and desirable food. It was a fa... This content requires […] The post Hard-mouthed Dogs and Sharky Teeth: Teaching Bite Inhibition first appeared on Service Dog Training Institute ..read more
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Creative Ways to Deliver Training Treats to Your Service Dog
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by Bruce Angus - Computer Support
3M ago
Running out of Idea for creative delivery of food treats for your dog?  Using a bit of imagination can improve a dog’s food motivation by turning the pursuit of the treats into a fun game! They might be used to deliver each treat during a training session, or several at the end as a Premack […] The post Creative Ways to Deliver Training Treats to Your Service Dog first appeared on Service Dog Training Institute ..read more
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Health Concerns about Spaying or Neutering Your Golden Retriever Service Dog
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by Bruce Angus - Computer Support
3M ago
University of California (Davis) study on the health effects of neutering Golden Retrievers. The post Health Concerns about Spaying or Neutering Your Golden Retriever Service Dog first appeared on Service Dog Training Institute ..read more
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Free DIY toy that is sure to keep your dog happy!
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by Bruce Angus - Computer Support
4M ago
65 minute webinar on training tips to improve the success of your service dog candidate. The post Free DIY toy that is sure to keep your dog happy! first appeared on Service Dog Training Institute ..read more
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Training Reinforcers
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by Bruce Angus - Computer Support
4M ago
There are many options that can be used as reinforcers for teaching and training your service dog while he learns new behaviors and proofs and generalizes known ones.  Food Toys Social Interaction/Play Things in the Environment (The things that distract dog can often be used as reinforcers.) Learned Behaviors the dog loves to do Four […] The post Training Reinforcers first appeared on Service Dog Training Institute ..read more
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