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Why is a Canine Good Citizen class so important?

Client: “Toby is a bad dog. He jumps on people when they greet us. He pulls on the leash and doesn’t stay or come when called. What type of training can help us?” Trainer: “Our CGC training program would do you both wonders.” Recently many of our clients have been …

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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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Dually

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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How to Teach your Dog How to Swim

The warm summer months and the midnight sun is almost upon us here in Alaska and there are plenty of lakes and swimming holes to cool off. Have you ever thought about how to teach your dog how to swim? Teaching your dog how to swim can be a fun, …

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Essentials when Traveling with Your Dog

Do you ever wonder what you should pack when traveling with your dog? At Alaska Dog Works we have pulled together the ultimate dog travel accessory list. Here you go, now you and your pup will not leave home being unprepared. What to Pack When Traveling with Your Dog Back-Up Leashes …

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Benefits of Hiring a Dog Trainer

When people think about Alaska Dog Works, one thing they seek is professional dog training. We provide many classes and events, were you can bring your dog and receive professional dog training. Here we wanted to lay out the five main benefits to hiring a professional dog trainer. Safety Proper training …

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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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