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Service Dog for Depression: What You Need to Know

Whether an individual has a physical, mental, or medical disability, service dogs are able to provide symptom relief and assistance through their strict training regimes that target certain needs. In fact, the tasks that service dogs can complete for individuals may make it easier for the person to maintain a high quality of life and […]

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How to Get a Service Dog

A service dog is a dog that is trained to perform tasks for a person with a disability. They are able to provide life-changing assistance that allows people to become more independent. There are many different types of service dogs, from guide dogs for the blind to psychiatric service dogs that help people with mental […]

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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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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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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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What Commands Do You Teach a Service Dog?

Service dog training can be an involved process that takes a significant time commitment to fully complete. If you are interested in training your own service dog, it can be done, but you will need an idea of the commands that you want to teach your pup ahead of time. To help you get organized […]

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