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Where to Get a Service Dog and How to Afford It

Service dogs can offer life-changing assistance that makes it possible for those with disabilities to become more independent or participate in activities they otherwise couldn’t. Of course, service dogs are still animals and need care, so they may not be the best choice for everyone. For those that are ready to gain a furry assistant, […]

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What Do Service Dogs Do? Your Full Guide

Service dogs are well-known for their role in helping individuals with disabilities have a better quality of life and more easily complete their day-to-day tasks. However, there are many different types of service dogs, and each one has a variety of different skills they can meet, so it is easy to get confused when considering […]

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The 7 Best Dog Breeds for Children or Adults with Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an invisible disorder that affects around 1% of the population. While some people with autism may not appear to struggle, it doesn’t mean they aren’t. Furthermore, because autism is a spectrum, there are some people who are affected by it far more severely than others. While autism cannot be cured, […]

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Can Dogs Sense Your Sadness?

Whether it’s a paw on your leg when you’re crying or the simple act of close companionship when you’re in a depressed mood, you are likely to have noticed your dog’s ability to pick up on your general emotions and act accordingly. And while some may just assume that this is coincidental or that your […]

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The 7 Best Dog Breeds for Dealing With Depression

Depression is often a daily struggle, and there are many different types of treatments, such as therapy and medication. Believe it or not, owning a dog can also be beneficial for those who suffer from depression. Though a dog cannot magically cure one’s depression, it can help one cope with it. Dogs provide comfort through […]

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The 10 Best Dog Breeds for Anxiety

Everyone feels anxiety at one point or another in their life, but for some, anxiety is like an invisible, debilitating disease. It keeps people from maintaining relationships, pursuing careers, traveling, and so much more. Though there is no cure for anxiety, many treatments help one cope with and manage it. One such treatment is the […]

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German Shepherd Training: Tips, Tricks & Timelines

German shepherds are the 3rd most popular breed in the US for a reason: they are loyal, courageous, and extremely intelligent. They make phenomenal family companions, and they’re also renowned for being the perfect working dog – they excel at virtually any task thrown at them, whether agility, tracking, or intensive police work. If you’re […]

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The Best Service Dog Training in Massachusetts

Service animal laws in Massachusetts, as in most states, are written to the benefit of individuals with disabilities. Massachusetts service animal laws adhere to ADA (“Americans with Disability Act”) guidelines, meaning service dogs are accessible to individuals with sensory, physical, and psychiatric disabilities. Under ADA law, service animals must be dogs, with exceptions made for […]

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The Best Service Dog Training in Hawaii

Service dogs can provide a slew of benefits to people with disabilities, from psychiatric support to assistance with vision and mobility impairments. Not only are these adorable companions essential to everyday life, but they also enjoy various protections under federal and state law. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), for example, prohibits public accommodations (restaurants, […]

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