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Introduction: Advanced Beginnings When it comes to getting your service dog started off the right foot, there is a concept I learned during a five day training seminar with the amazing trainers at Service Dogs Inc in Texas, called Advanced Beginnings. What this...

Choosing a service dog.

Finding a potential service dog is like finding candidates for a job opening, and choosing the right candidate is one of the most important decisions you will make on your service dog training journey.  "Job description:  Seeking dogs interested in being a service...

Working around distractions: Calmness

When we think about teaching service dogs to work and focus around distractions, we think of it as three separate things. 1. Their ability to be calm around distractions. 2. Their self control around distractions. 3. Their ability to focus on your around distractions....

The rat is always right.

"The rat is always right"  - B.F. Skinner This is quickly becoming one of my favorite animal training quotes.  Why?  Watch the video to find out:...

Targeting for service dogs.

Targeting is one of our FAVORITE training tools when it comes to training a service dog. Watch the video to find out why, then make sure to grab your copy of our free clicker training e-book: https://myservicedogandme.mykajabi.com/p/clicker-training-ebook...

Clicker training tips and troubleshooting.

In this video we're talking about tips for using the clicker, trouble shooting some of the most common issues, and Karen Pryor's ten laws of shaping.  Watch the video to learn more, then make sure to download our clicker training e-book to learn more! Here are the ten...