I've scoured the web for you! Here are some of my favorite
places for you to watch videos on how to help you and your dog - you human/canine connection. Some programs in the USA
offer a waitlist for service dogs, with an intensive application process to assure a good fit for dog and person.
I suspect that the single most important issue for the team is social skills as well as the specific
skills the disabled person needs done for them. First step is to pass the Canine Good Citizen test, to make sure the dog can
be a public-safe dog - in all the stresses and situations you meet.
also owner-trained programs as well, but only for a really rigorous, dedicated team. Pets are so loved, but they just
aren't able to cope with the rigors of service dog stresses, so getting a service dog that is prepared and ongoing training
are vital to the team success.
The underlined texts below is actually the link, so click text:
Canine Good Citizen Test - what it looks like in video.
Here is my absolute favorite dog mentor, Ian Dunbar. Videos are via youtube. Just click this text.
Another Ian Dunbar video:
Ian Dunbar video on boundaries, not dashing away:
Dog massage for a stressed dog. Handy for behavior issues, a trip out to the vet, vacation, etc.
Video on Therapy Dogs! Click here.
THERAPY DOGS: there's a huge difference in what a therapy dog does and what a service animal must do. Click this link to learn
about making your dog a therapy dog!