London-based Hanwell Pet Store has created an infographic titled, “10 things you probably didn’t know about dogs.” (But since you’re reading Anything Pawsable, you likely already know these things and more!)
How many of these things did you already know?
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Many people have a vague sense of awareness that Service Dogs “help” their person and that they’re allowed to be in public, but there’s a lot more to Service Dog handlers and teams than meets the eye. To help fill in the holes, here are the top 10 things Service Dog handlers want every member of the public to know and understand. Learn 10 Things Service Dog Handlers Want You to Know.
christine perron June 30, 2015
Love the articles. Please help me . My newly adopted one yr. old lab has a dreadful fear of STAIRS!! I need her to be trained into a service dog for myself. I’ve tried toys & treats on the stairs, but she won’t budge. We live in a raised ranch type home , this is a huge issue.
Hugh June 30, 2015
It’s greatly appreciated! Chloe’ is my MS service dog. The problems we have is simply that the public does not know. The public needs to be educated about service dogs. What to not do, what to do and many other aspects. Parents letting little children run up to Chloe’ is cute, but totally unacceptable. Then when I express this, I am the one who is barated. EDUCATION.
Cindy Morgan July 1, 2015
Canine Studies at Bergin University of Canine Studies, CA, have determined that a dogs IQ is much higher than a two year old and some as high as a six year old child. Dogs can be taught to read…yes I said “READ” …..simple words…..my dog can! Ongoing studies at the university are underway to determine how many numbers a dog can recognize. Dogs are problem solvers, they can figure out ways to open doors and figure out ways to assist people with disabilities and other things that the dog seems to need to know. That is how dogs that are lost can find their way home over miles and miles of various terrain that they’ve never been through before. Dogs also have feelings and their fealings do get hurt, they do not like to be yelled at…they have excellent hearing and will ignore you when yelled at. try teaching them in a whisper and see what happens. They can be very stubborn as well, they know when you will give in just like a young child and each one has their own distinct personality and style. They are truly a persons best friend…my dog JAKE is mine!