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Service & Therapy Dogs > Laws Pertaining to Service Dogs in Training?
Clementine

SDiT
 
 
Barked: Tue Feb 25, '14 4:54am PST 
The answer to your problem does depend on which state you're in, & a couple of other things.
Where do you live?
Is your dog currently trained to preform at least 1 task reliably?
Is your dog under your control when working?

http://www.animallaw.info/topics/tabbed%20topic%20page/s pusassistanceanimals.htm

I've included a link to a site where you can easily look up your state laws regarding SDs & SDits. But if you can answer yes to questions 2 & 3, even if you don't consider your dog 100% trained, under the ADA he/she is considered a SD with full access rights. Any dog can have a bad day, & training never really ends. You might legally already have a full fledged SD even if your dog isn't bomb proof. Hope this helps, good luck!
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Ugg.... woofing
Clementine

SDiT
 
 
Barked: Mon Feb 24, '14 3:50pm PST 
My SDit has a similar problem, (in fact she's doing in now, because I've been on the pc too long! laugh out loud When we are at a doctor's office & she thinks we've waited long enough, she starts whining, VERY quiet at first. The longer I keep her in a 'down-stay', the louder & more frequent her whines get. It usually doesn't start until we've past the hour mark, & I've tried EVERYTHING I can think of; various treats, toys, old & new... To no avail! I hope some wiser person replies to help our noisy dogs find the quiet life. Good luck! shh
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Service & Therapy Dogs > We're Moving and I am How do you say confused and all that...

Clementine

SDiT
 
 
Barked: Fri Feb 21, '14 3:52am PST 
We are packing to move also. All 3 of my pups have been nervous. But my SDit has been the most upset, I think she knows how I feel. I'm trying to be calmer so she can relax a little. I got a bagful of their favorite toys/treats at the store & am slowly giving those out to distract the dogs & keep them busy. I think visiting the new neighborhood was a great idea. I've also noticed that if I stop what I'm doing every so often & spend a few minutes playing with the dogs & reassuring them that it's ok, they feel better & so do I! wishes Good luck to you & Sadie!
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Some tips with my yorkie

Clementine

SDiT
 
 
Barked: Thu Jan 2, '14 9:52am PST 
servicedawgs.org has a list of commands that ppl teach their dogs & a lot of good training tips. If you're brave- Facebook has several 'owner trained service dog groups. Many of the ppl on them have small dogs that do amazing things. Donna & kikipup are the main youtube videos I was thinking of. Hope the leads help, I'm surprised no one else has given you any ideas... Guess it's due to Holidays. Good luck, keep trying. dog walk
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Behavior & Training > Problems with a Dobie boy.

Riku

ALWAYS blame the- cat!
 
 
Barked: Wed Jan 1, '14 11:24am PST 
A friend at the dp has an intact 14m/o german shepherd (can't be neutered/breeder contract). He is very big & was always hassling just about any dog, mine used to hide from him under a bench. He's well trained, socialized, etc. & his owner has always been right on top of him. The owner got him a shock collar (I don't like them either, but in this instance it's worked). Owner only uses it after verbal commands go ignored & is diligent in the corrections. It has made a night & day difference for this dog, he's now one of all the dogs favorite playmates! My dog never leaves his side now & they are bf. I don't think everyone should have e-collars, & most don't use them correctly, but I've seen them work wonders for this intact male.
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Behavior & Training > VERY Hyper Five Month Old American Bulldog???
Clementine

SDiT
 
 
Barked: Wed Jan 1, '14 10:45am PST 
As others have said: a tired dog is a happy dog (& owner). Also, if you don't know about it- pbrc.net/training has invaluable resources for 'bully' parents. Please don't give up! The quicker you solve these problems the happier you'll be, if let go it can be a disaster. cheer
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Some tips with my yorkie

Clementine

SDiT
 
 
Barked: Wed Jan 1, '14 8:57am PST 
There are tons of videos on youtube the demonstrate how to teach your dog to retrieve, & other tasks that you might need. If your pup likes to please you shouldn't have too much trouble getting him to do the things you mentioned. Good luck, & happy training! dog walk

I'll find some links for you & post them latter, unless others chime in wink
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Choosing the Right Dog > Trendy Dogs of the Year 2013

Kyri

5lb 'Pack- Leader'
 
 
Barked: Mon Dec 30, '13 11:44am PST 
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The tone of the responses to the original post are the biggest problem I have with the Dogster Forums! So many are so quick to judge & bash others!!
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Nowhere in the original post did the author endorse ANY of the breeds! In fact toward the end of it she stated what challenging breeds most of them are... I just don't understand why/how people are so quick to 'jump on the hater bandwagon'.
And to the 'breed haters' who said that some of these dogs will "rip your face off", I feel sorry for how narrow minded you are! EVERY dog is an individual, capable of proper behavior with socialization & training. I'm glad you don't visit my dog park: where Danes, Mastiffs, pitties, Corso's & 5lb Chihuahua's all play happily- because their responsible owners taught them how. I only wish people got along so well & treated each other as respectfully...
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Service & Therapy Dogs > How to find a trainer for self-training of service dog

Clementine

SDiT
 
 
Barked: Mon Dec 23, '13 10:48am PST 
applause Way to go, Kujo's parent! Of course you've never had an SD before, you made that obvious in your first post. As you did your research of a shiba's temperament. I too am owner training(under an experienced sd trainers guidance) a non traditional breed, an Am Staff, as my sd. I hear it all the time, "How can you have a 'Pit Bull' for a service dog". And that's a nicer version of the comments I get. I applaud you for sticking up for such a smart breed. Yes they are free thinkers, exactly a quality a sd should have. You want them to be able to problem solve & decide which trained response is needed at any given time. In regards to finding an sd trainer; I found my first trainer through the local obedience club. When she moved I found several experienced sd trainers in our local 'Pet Pages' magazine. If you can't find a copy of it they do have a national web site(http://petpages.com/). Good luck!
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Behavior & Training > Dog no longer likes people
Kyri

5lb 'Pack- Leader'
 
 
Barked: Sun Dec 8, '13 12:42pm PST 
Keep a stash of high value treats near the door & ask all new people to let Erwin slowly approach them & have them give him a treat. Reserve these treats for only when he meets people. And you can do similar things on walks if you get people to walk alongside him(side by side- not head on) & give him a treat.
These are just very basic ideas, I'm sure other, wiser people will have better ideas, but I just wanted to give you something to try. Good luck!! cheer
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