Training

Tug for Treats

Like a number of people who set out to train a service dog for themselves or others, I’ve had to reinvent the wheel on certain tasks, figuring out for myself how to persuade a dog to cooperatively carry out a desired objective. It is only recently that I have learned that the methodology I developed

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TRAINING YOUR OWN ASSISTANCE DOG

Original article by Joan Froling; Edited by IAADP Board of Directors, 2022 Part 1: FINDING A SUITABLE CANINE CANDIDATE FOR ASSISTANCE DOG WORK WHAT KIND OF DOG IS NEEDED? Assistance dogs face special challenges that pets and even some other working dogs never encounter.   Public access work creates extraordinary demands on a dog’s emotional and

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