[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Homer and Imogene, two of our Already Trained Diabetic Alert Dogs learning to focus around distractions.Rachel from Michigan has our question of the week. Rachel is interested in getting a medical alert dog for her POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). She is interested in one of our imprinted puppies from our next litter but has a question about taking her puppy everywhere while she is in school. She wants to know if there is some sort of law or regulation that states that once you get a service dog, do you have to take it everywhere with you all [...]
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[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Betty Lou an 8 week old Labradoodle puppy is still available for placement as a service dog candidate.Mason from Bloomington Normal Illinois has our question of the week. Mason has just received his new puppy and knows that if he is going to train it for service work he needs to socialize it to as many people places and things as possible. But Mason is having trouble managing his puppy in environments where he needs to socialize it. He wants to know if we have any tips or tricks to help him with socialization. I'm glad you asked this [...]
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] As a service dog handler who has been personally accompanied by a dog 24 hours a day 7 days a week for over eleven years, I have had just about every experience possible with a service dog right beside me. Ive been to football games and experienced the roar of a crowd as the winning touchdown has been scored, Ive been to amusement parks with two puppies in training in tow and squeezed myself and my service dog on an airplane more than 50 times. I was a newbie handler for the first several years of Liames life and [...]
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Leia is pregnant with first generation Christmas Labradoodle puppies. She is due to give birth around December 11th. This litter will be raise with the following criteria: Imprinted with diabetic alert scent from one day old (can be imprinted with migraine scent as well) Early neurological stimulation as developed by the US military's super dog program Environmental enrichment Avidog Early Scent Introduction Open Paws Minimal Mental Health Guidelines for puppies Beginning crate training Beginning potty training Chew toy training Beginning obedience training - sit, watch me, down, walking on a leash, etc Meet at least 100 people prior to [...]
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] On Thursday June 3rd I found out that Liame, my service dog of 8 years, the dog that inspired the creation of this business, has an incredibly aggressive form of kidney cancer and has days to weeks to live. I will be shutting down the operations of Service Dog Academy to focus on his care, comfort and happiness with the time he has left on this earth. Please pray for us during this difficult time. Our dogs do so much to light up our lives, its time we give some of that happiness back to them in the short [...]
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Luke and Leonard learning to ignore human food placed at nose level at the St. Louis Missouri Six Flags Over Mid America. This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from a commenter on the website with the user name KinkyBear. KinkyBear is training her own medical alert dog and wants to know if she can feed her dog human food. KinkyBear didnt say whether or not she was only giving her dog human food during training or if she is scraping her left overs from her meals into her dogs food bowl so in this [...]
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from Gretchen from Tacoma. Gretchen has a daughter with a seizures and has a older great dane. Gretchen had her older Dane professionally trained but is noticing some normal changes that sometimes come with old age (like not wanting to be around unfamiliar, young, whipper snapper puppies). Gretchen wants to know if she can train her own dog with another dog in the household and also wants to know if the young dog would take on the personality and behaviors of the older dog. Interesting dilemma eh? See what [...]
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from Service Dog Academy's Blog. A student from Tallahassee Florida left a comment asking if a medical alert dog trained for diabetic alert could also be trained for psychiatric service or even emotional support. This is a very pertinent question giving the fact that people with chronic life alerting conditions with no cures have a tendency to experience anxiety and depression. Can you guess what my answer is going to be? Watch this weeks video to see if your medical alert dog can also be trained to provide psychiatric [...]
Ohio Narcolepsy Alert Dog Training Student – Should I Be Taking My Medical Alert Dog To The Local Dog ParkMary McNeight, CPDT-KA, CCS, BGS 2018-01-29T22:09:44+00:00
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from a Ohio based Narcolepsy Alert Dog Student who attended one of my medical alert dog training classes in Seattle. In class his dog was super dog obsessed (and not in a bad way, just a very excited young dog who wanted to play with the other dogs in the class). Seeing that his dog was overly social, he asked me whether or not he should continue taking his dog to his local dog park. Boy did he get the shock of his life when he heard my very [...]
Can You Train A Diabetic Alert Dog With A Raw Food Diet – The Best Diabetic Alert Dog Training TechniquesMary McNeight, CPDT-KA, CCS, BGS 2016-11-30T19:22:50+00:00
[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] This Weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday Youtube Video question comes from Madison from Columbus Ohio. Madison wants to feed her dog a raw meat based diet but is unsure if we allow dogs who eat primarily raw food into our training program. Madison has been doing her homework. She has watched our online videos and read our ebooks and has noticed that our primary method of rewarding our dogs is through the use of kibble and the use of kibble based toys. Madison has a right to be concerned about whether her dog will succeed in any of our [...]