Pet care

How to train your service dog specialized skills?


A service dog is a great assistant for a person with disabilities for instance visual or hearing troubles, mobility issues, even mental diseases. Beside the high demand of this companion, it will take time to train a full functioned service dog. Therefore, you can train a service dog by yourself. In these previous articles, I showed you how to pick a good candidate for the training process as well as how to train the basic and advanced skills using click training. In this article, I’m going to show you the most important part – the specialized skills which are the feature that distinguish a service dog from a normal one.

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Depending on which kind of disability, there will be some specific skills that a service dog should have. For example, a deaf will need a dog which can alert him when the telephone or the doorbell rings.

There’s no need to rush. Be patient and proceed the training process step by step. Let’s take an example of teaching the therapy dog how to fetch keys. This is a complicated set of skills. The dog firstly must be able to identify the keys, take them, transport them and deliver the keys to you. To teach a dog to recognize something, apply the click training principle. Put several keys on the ground where the dog can easily see them, wait until they approach the keys, click, say “Keys” and reward. Repeat this process until the trainee get used to it.

Now, let’s proceed to the “Pick up” the keys. Protect your companion’s teeth by stick a soft ball to the keychain. Put the keychain in the dog’s mouth and click, say “Hold”, then pay him a delicious treat. Once again, perform this training for several days until he gets familiar with the cue “Hold”. Let’s test him by placing the keychain far away from him and say “Keys”, when he comes to the keys, say “Hold” in order to give the dog signal to pick the item up.  After that, use the “Come” as the cue of recalling. When the trainee comes to you, command him to sit and give the keys to you. Train him the “Give” skill with the click training principle.

It’s important to help the trainee relax and memorize better his lessons. Maintain each session length in a range between 5 and 10 minutes. Repeat each of them twice a day. Remember to train different specialized skills everyday with the aim of entertaining your service dog.

4481610Register a service dog certification

Although it’s not mandatory to perform this task, a service dog certification will be a free pass ticket for your dog to some restricted public areas such as stores, supermarket, museum…

Firstly, choose a governing body for each special type of therapy dog (for hearing impairment or visual impairment as well as an appropriate assessor. Then, beside preparing a proof that you will need the dog to accompany you, you also have to show the letter of professionals which shows that the dog is in good health status and well-trained.

Pet care

best-dog-hair-clipperOn the market there are many types of clipper for dogs, comes from multiple brands and multiple prices and quality are not the same. You get quite confusing when it comes to choosing the best products, best suited to your lovely dog. You can go here to see the best dog hair clippers on the market today. Besides, in this article, I want to advise you some ways to take care of plumage tips for pets (dogs, cats …) so that the most effective. The main steps are as follows:


Before conducting grooming for dogs, do you consider paying all aspects thoroughly? Now you may not see it is a lovely dog, but a patient will need help.

The requirements for care of dog fur

The coat of the dog should regularly be brushed, massage and rub lightly. In the case of necessity, you have to bend, molding similar to human hair. I will guide you through how to take care of plumage

The types of dog hair
type of dog hairDogs have different hair types, but mainly: Hard Coat, fluffy and curly hair … In many places, people often distinguish the coat: Short, long, sparse, thick … If not taken care of the baby, many dogs were not happy about the care for their fur, especially when to bring back them out, making them feel uncomfortable. Markets sell all kinds of shower gel, conditioner … dedicated to all different kinds of dogs. It is important for you to choose with the plumage of your dog to use

How to care for a dog coat

Dog Care must correspond with our constitution, which we are relaxed, comfortable, and responsive to changes in climate and weather of the year. First of all, you must take measures to eliminate all kinds of insects jump, ticks, lice and parasites cling to dogs other harmful. Each type or some parasite own pesticides. Not harmful to dogs. You can search on the internet or ask your veterinarian for information and more precise details. Dog hair must always be the natural fat layer to protect. Therefore, if a dog is grooming regularly will feel comfortable, enjoy, be relaxed. Fur is dirty, caked not only cause discomfort but the dogs makes them more susceptible to many different diseases, skin diseases as well as diseases of organs. Dirty dogs are also favorable conditions for harmful parasite development. Dog grooming is not only dirt but also makes them sticky blood circulation better dog. Many dogs have behavioral molt in the spring and autumn. During shedding you must use the comb or brush sir, different may appropriate, to take away the old feathers fall out, and new hair grows help for the better and easier to breathe better. When grooming dogs, you have to pay special attention to areas such as flat coat problems, loss or damaged skin. Typically many of you just brush the dog fur on the back and hips. But fur neck, nape and between their legs are prone to pilling place and hard.