Service Dogs 101: First Steps to Training Your Own Service Dog

Even if you plan to train your own dog as a service dog, you should seek the help of a professional dog trainer. But there are foundation skills that you can start at home that will give your dog a great start on a service dog career.

These include:

  • Potty on command
  • Focus on handler and ignore distractions
  • All AKC Canine Good Citizen objectives
  • Public Access skills

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