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Category Archives: service dog training techniques

Our Opinion: Confront glut of fake service dogs
26 Aug
1:15

Our Opinion: Confront glut of fake service dogs

For thousands of Americans, a service dog acts as a lifeline to independence, dignity and sometimes even survival. Dogs can be trained to do amazing things: Guide the blind; alert someone with epilepsy to an imminent seizure; carry shopping baskets and offer payment for people with mobility impairments; calm and […]

Ohio man punched, kicked ‘service dog’ at food store, police say
25 Aug
1:07

Ohio man punched, kicked ‘service dog’ at food store, police say

Jeffrey Wells Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Jeffrey Wells WARREN, OH (WKBN) – A Warren man was arrested on Wednesday after he was accused of beating his dog inside of Fastlane Food Store. Officers were called to […]

Ohio man punched, kicked ‘service dog’ at food store
24 Aug
12:59

Ohio man punched, kicked ‘service dog’ at food store

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man was arrested on Wednesday after he was accused of beating his dog inside of Fastlane Food Store, in Warren, Ohio. Officers were called to the W. […]

Dogs and veterans: The hero on the other end of the leash
23 Aug
12:56

Dogs and veterans: The hero on the other end of the leash

CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile deviceEditor’s note: This is Part IV of an occasional series on the Pets and Vets program at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. The program matches rescue dogs with veterans, who train the animals as their service […]

Anonymous donor gives Chattanooga girl a service dog
22 Aug
12:45

Anonymous donor gives Chattanooga girl a service dog

10 year old Kieren lays in the grass with her new service dog Annie (Image: WTVC) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —  An anonymous donor paid thousands of dollars to give a young Chattanooga girl a life-changing resource. We first introduced you to Kieren Sprague last year when her mom showed us how […]

Training autism service dogs takes two years. But they’re not always allowed in public spaces
21 Aug
12:44

Training autism service dogs takes two years. But they’re not always allowed in public spaces

Deanna Allain has found an unconventional way to train her Labrador retriever Carlin to become a service dog: take chances. “We just really take a gamble and hope no one kicks us out,” Allain said. Deanna Allain and autism service dog-in-training Carlin exit the GO train in Oakville, where she’s […]

The Daily Spike: ‘My dog could be somebody’s jackpot’
20 Aug
12:42

The Daily Spike: ‘My dog could be somebody’s jackpot’

I’m not gonna lie. It’s been a tough couple of weeks for me and Spike. I’m not fully back and feeling like my normal high-energy self after my cancer surgery. My medications are still being “tuned,” leaving me somewhat lethargic and out of sorts. This is difficult in many aspects […]

Shelter Me: One Love Animal Rescue
18 Aug
3:17

Shelter Me: One Love Animal Rescue

CAMDEN COUNTY (WPVI) — Inmates at the Camden County Correctional Facility in New Jersey are making their time count. “We found that we had inmates that were able to train dogs for comfort dogs,” says Jonathan Young, Camden County Freeholder and Liason to the Correctional Facility. “They take us out […]

Healing heroes two at a time: Non-profit provides service dogs to veterans free of charge
17 Aug
3:14

Healing heroes two at a time: Non-profit provides service dogs to veterans free of charge

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – Many describe our veterans. For some veterans, service dogs — companions who help them readjust to everyday life — fit that same description A service dog can cost as much as $100,000, making it hard for many to get the help they need in day to […]

People paired with new service dogs in Toledo for life-changing work
16 Aug
3:06

People paired with new service dogs in Toledo for life-changing work

SYLVANIA (WTVG) – It’s an organization that’s been changing lives for decades. Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence is a program of The Ability Center of Greater Toledo. It pairs dogs with people around the region, and a new class is about to graduate. The dogs go through a couple years […]

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