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The 3 Kinds of Assistance Dogs!
Service Dog in Training

The 3 Kinds of Assistance Dogs!

The original livestream in the Facebook group Service Dog Prep discussing the differences and similarities of Service Dogs, Emotional Support Animals, and Therapy Dogs.

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Why Service Dogs Can Go Anywhere.

Did you know there is a HUGE difference between a Service Dog and Emotional Support Animal? For starters, about $60,000 worth of difference. The amount of training a Service Dog goes through is exponentially higher than a typical ESA. This is because a Service Dog is a person's lifeline. (3 minute read)

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Learning to See the Detail

I like to feature different species on my blog and how to train them because you don't need to train them any differently from each other. The way I train a budgie to "come" the exact same way I train a dog to "come."

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A Lesson in Training Mechanics

https://youtu.be/c5wDte5GMYoBeing an animal trainer that comes from the zoological field, I pride myself in applying the principles of behavior change to whatever breathing thing that crosses my path. This blog…

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Banana’s Foster in a Kong

https://www.canva.com/design/DADco5Qqiw8/view   Bananas Foster in a Kong         You’ll Need: 2 XL Kongs 1/2 to 1 cup dry kibble 2 Ripe Bananas halved lengthwise, and then halved crosswise 1/2 Lime…

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Pupperoni Pizza Kong

Pizza Kong by Caitlin Bird   Pupperoni Pizza Kong You’ll Need: 2 XL Kongs Cottage cheese 1/2 to 1 cup dry kibble 1/8 c. mozzarella cheese 1 bag of Pup-Peroni Triple…

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Red, White and Blue Kong

  You’ll Need: 2 XL Kongs Plain, whole fat, unsweetend yogurt (make sure there is no Xylitol) 3/4 cup sliced strawberries 3/4 cup blueberries Clean fruit and cut Strawberries to…

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Tutti Frutti Kong

What you need Kongs Mixing bowl Applesauce Blueberries Diced Strawberries Pitted cherries Plug the small end of the Kongs with a cut strawberry wedge. Pour applesauce into bowl. Gradually add…

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