Howly Jowly 2014 Christmas Giveaway
The 2014 Howly Jowly Giveaway is closed! Howly Jowly 2014: The Basics; The basics are simple: we're giving away training books, really awesome tasty treats and superbly high quality toys to as many Service Dog and SDiT teams as we can. There is no cost to enter or participate, shipping is free and anyone in the United States with a Service Dog or Service Dog in Training, whether or not you're a USSDR registered team, is welcome to participate.
Howly Jowly Gear Giveaway 2014 Entry Form
The Howly Jowly 2014 Service Dog Gear Giveaway is closed! Thank you for participating!
The Ragen McGowan Study and Your Service Dog
This summer, a university research team led by Ragen McGowan decided to find out if dogs enjoyed working, or if they only enjoyed the reward/payment for working. The finding? Dogs love to work! Read on to find out what the McGowan study means for you and your Service Dog.
Thanksgiving Food and Your Service Dog
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, there’s food, celebrating and fun galore. However, just because you’re able to enjoy something doesn’t mean your Service Dog should. Read on to learn about 10 common Thanksgiving food stuffs your partner shouldn’t have, and 5 fun options you can share instead.
A&E’s "Dogs of War" tells the story of vets, PTSD and Service Dogs
A&E will premier their docu-series, “Dogs of War” on Veteran’s Day, 2014. The docu-series is a collection of stories of dogs and Soldiers, stories of salvation, the salvation of dogs being rescued from a shelter. The same dogs go on to rescue former soldiers that have been medically retired, and are having significant trouble “coming home” and reintegrating into mainstream civilian society.
Service Dog Gear From Head to Tail
When it comes to Service Dogs, there are as many gear options as there are stars in the sky. Here's a basic rundown of available options for Service Dog gear, equipment and supplies.
Helping Your Service Dog Generalize Behaviors
We have heard the expression location, location, location as it pertains to real estate, but for those of us familiar with Canine Learning Theory and service dog training, changing location is paramount when it comes to teaching your dog to "generalize" or learn to do a behavior or command in any given situation or environment.
Depression, Suicide and Robin Williams
It’s all over social and mainstream media: Robin Williams lost his battle with mental illness this week by taking his own life. From the lunch table to conference meetings to online encounters, the loss of one of the world’s greatest comedians is a main topic of conversation. Far too many see only the suicide, though, and not the root cause: depression.
To Protect and Sniff: Q&A With Snellville, and Duluth, GA K9 Unit
In Snellville, Georgia, just northeast of Atlanta, four police K-9s are hard at work protecting the peaceful way of life. Nearby, the Duluth Police Department has three teams assigned to the Special Operations Unit in the Uniform Division, also protecting and serving the people.
Service Dog Breeds for Those With Allergies
When considering partnering with a Service Dog, there are quite a few factors to consider. One commonly occurring question is allergies. Many believe that their allergies will prevent them from finding happiness and stability in their life through a Service Dog due to some evil hives, swollen glands and itchy eyes. There is good news though! There are many types of hypoallergenic breeds which they could consider.