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Service Dog Info Center

Service Dog Info Center

Service Dog Information Center -- Choosing, Training, and Handling Dogs as Service Dogs or Psychiatric Service Dogs

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Let Your Service Dog In Training Be A Puppy

Posted by greenribbondog on January 6, 2020 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (13)

I keep seeing posts online asking for help with a service dog in training that is having difficulty in a relatively unchallenging environment. Often, it's a puppy under eighteen months old -- sometimes even a baby puppy under six months! -- that is being asked to go everywhere with the owner on a daily basis, working or training for long hours. And the pup is having a melt-down over a minor issue. Can we say predictable?

 

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Service Dog Wash-Out Factors

Posted by greenribbondog on December 14, 2019 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Automatic Wash-Out Factors For A Service Dog:


Choosing a puppy, then putting your time and effort into training a dog who is a strong candidate, manages the challenges of service dog work easily, and enjoys the work asked of him, makes for a far more successful pairing as the other half of a service dog team than a dog who displays any of the factors that indicate a decision to wash-out that candidate is likely inevitable.

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