Service Animals > The Ramifications of False Classification

The Consequences of Having a Fake Service DogIn this series of posts, we have covered the topic of service animals. Service dogs, by their very nature, are trained to be the eyes, ears, and even limbs of their handlers who require their support. However, without the proper training, taking a dog out into stressful environments with new people, dogs … [more]

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Service Animals > The Training Process

A Guide to Making Your Dog a Service AnimalIn our last two posts, we explored the dangers of misclassifying your dog as a service animal, and what exactly service dogs do. While the benefits of canine companionship are obvious, service animals require a lot of forethought and training to become eligible. In this post, we’re going to cover the basics … [more]

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Service Animals > Classification

What Classifies a Service Animal?In our last article, we discussed some of the potential dangers that can arise when a pet is misclassified as a service animal. While there’s no doubt that dogs tend to bring joy and comfort to their owners, claiming your pet is a service dog can have negative consequences. In this next installment, we’re going to … [more]

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The Dangers of Misclassifying a Service AnimalService animals of all types have long been praised for their loyalty to the humans they serve. While these trained animals by definition have a job to do, there are some people who abuse the system and label a pet as a service animal when it does not have sufficient training or credentials. This happens all too frequently, causing a … [more]

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Seasonal Dog Dangers: Allergy Identification and TreatmentIf you’re like most dog owners, you might see a spike in itching in your dog during the summer months. Adding to the list of summer dog dangers, our last few posts have covered other seasonal hazards, including dehydration and parasites. The intense heat and allergens in the air can stir up inflammation in your pet, but this … [more]

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Summer Seasonal Dog Dangers > Heatstroke Awareness

Seasonal Dog Dangers: Heat Stroke AwarenessAs we discussed in our previous blogs, preventing dehydration and parasites in dogs during the summer are huge priorities. In addition, heat stroke is common this time of year, especially for those dogs who are active. As we explore how to recognize, treat and prevent heat stroke in your dog, give yourself … [more]

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Summer Dog Dangers: Parasite PreventionSummer Dog Dangers: Parasite PreventionIn our last two articles, we covered the basics of keeping your dog safe in summer and preventing dehydration. Dogs are part of the family, and you likely want to take your dog everywhere with you this summer. However, parasites and other unpleasant things lurk in the bushes and creeks where your pup likes to frolic. Therefore, in addition … [more]

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Dogs & Fear of Strangers: Reading the SignsIf your dog has a fear of strangers, he’s not the only one. Depending on the temperament and socialization your dog experienced as a puppy, he or she might be anxious or nervous around new people and dogs. As many people see a dog and their first reaction is to pet without asking, strangers don’t always help the situation. … [more]

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Does Your Dog Have a Fear of Strangers?For any dog owner, it can be stressful and unnerving for your dog to meet strangers when he or she is fearful. For your dog to be comfortable with new people, it requires a bit more than just understanding the person is making an attempt to be friendly. As we explore why your dog may feel nervous and how to … [more]

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Identifying Common Aggression TriggersEach dog is as unique as their owner, and each dog has different triggers that set them off. While some dogs might be more sensitive than others, there are many common triggers that can result in aggressive behavior. If that’s the case for your dog, it’s important to recognize which actions and circumstances spark the behavior in order to prevent … [more]

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