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Training Your Own Autism Service Dog

Service dogs are an amazing tool for those with autism and serve as unique companions for individuals that need support throughout their daily lives. However, service dogs may be expensive when purchased outright, and some individuals may not have the means to obtain a fully trained autism service dog. In these cases, training your own […]

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Public Access Test for Service Dogs

The public access test (PAT) for service dogs is an essential part of training that many service dog organizations and individuals working with service dogs choose to utilize as part of a final evaluation of the pup’s skills. If you are considering adopting a service dog or you are interested in training these helpful canines, […]

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Border Collie Service Dog

Border collies are one of the most popular breeds of dogs today, known for their energetic spirit and hard-working nature. Because of their high intelligence and need for mental stimulation, this breed is often a top choice for working as a service dog, where they can support their owners and perform daily tasks. Our article […]

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The Best Service Dog Training in South Dakota

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that regulates service animals and protects them and their users from discrimination. The Fair Housing Act (FHA) is a federal law that works in tandem with the ADA to ensure that service dogs are able to live anywhere with their users, even places that don’t […]

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The Best Service Dog Training in Mississippi

Mississippi, like all states, must follow the federal-wide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which protects public access for service animals. The ADA states that service animals must be able to always accompany their handler for free in public spaces, so long as the service animal isn’t a public safety risk (being aggressive or destructive). Having […]

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The Best Service Dog Training in North Dakota

If you think you could benefit from a service dog but can’t afford one, then training your own can be a good alternative. Training your own dog is often less expensive, allows you to create a stronger bond with your service dog, and may be faster than getting a dog from an organization with a […]

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The Best Service Dog Training in Nevada

Nevada is a desert state on the west coast, known primarily for its tourist destinations like Las Vegas, Reno, and the Grand Canyon. Nevada follows the federal Americans with Disabilities (or ADA) guidelines, which means that service dogs are allowed everywhere that the handler is allowed to go  (so long as their presence isn’t a […]

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The Best Service Dog Training in Montana

If you’re interested in training or owning a service dog in Montana, then it is good to know about the laws that regulate service dogs. The most important law is called the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This is a federal law and supersedes all state laws. Where possible, you should abide by both state […]

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The Best Service Dog Training in Idaho

When it comes to the treatment and use of service dogs, citizens of Idaho must follow the laws laid out by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which is a federal policy and thus supersedes state laws. However, the state of Idaho follows the ADA’s laws to a T rather than having separate laws of […]

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How to Spot a Fake Service Dog

A properly trained service dog is a major help to individuals with disabilities, either visible or invisible, and can often be a source of comfort for their owners. However, fake service dogs (which means those who claim their animals are service dogs when they aren’t properly trained for these tasks) can be incredibly problematic and […]

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