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Lead Dog Service Dog: Rags

Here at Alaska Dog Works we do things a little different than most service dog companies. First we do not have a waiting list where you will wait for a couple years before a dog is ready for you to work with. Second, we are not a non-profit so we …

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Disability Etiquette

Lately, we have been discussing service dogs. I thought it might be time to discuss etiquette in regards to approaching people with disabilities and their service dogs. Disability Etiquette The following recommendations detail only a few of many types of disability etiquette that should be followed. The main point is …

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Eric and Thorr

Unfortunately, our friend Eric is going through a rough time in a Sitka hospital but his service dog Thorr is right by his side and doing some great things. Here is a a story in the local paper about him and Eric. In a Sitka hospital a dog runs and …

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One of our newest additions to our Lead Dog Service Dog Program is a Golden Retriever named Dually. He is being trained as a service dog for a solider with PTSD and is currently with a puppy raiser, Miranda. Dually is living the Alaska life right now. He goes camping …

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Service Dogs 101: Tasking Skills

The main purpose of a service dog is to perform a task specific to the handler’s disability. Often, service dogs perform a range of behaviors that qualify as tasks, in addition to providing unconditional love and companionship to the handler. Commonly known tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting …

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Service Dogs 101: Public Access Skills

Service dogs and their handlers have a responsibility each time they go into a public place. The teams should be relaxed and present a positive image of service dogs. Assistance Dogs International has established standards for service dog behavior in the Public Access Test including, but not limited to: Controlled …

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