Getting a new dog is an exciting time in anyone’s life, but also a slightly apprehensive one. It’s important that the dog looks up to you as his master and learns to trust you – but how do you achieve this? Below are five ways in which you can build trust with your dog. Bear … Continue reading 5 ways to build trust with your dog
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service dog has been “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities”. Examples of service dogs are guide dogs for people who are blind or have serious visual impairments, dogs that can pull a wheelchair, and seizure alert dogs. In contrast, the … Continue reading What is the difference between a therapy dog and a service dog?
Dogs aren’t just a wonderful and loving family pet. They are also used across different services and professions to bring help to those in need. Here are twelve different jobs that a dog could have: Service dogs A service dog has been trained to perform tasks to aid someone with a disability. Examples include guide … Continue reading Dogs and their jobs: 12 canine professions
Choosing a dog can be a stressful process. There are so many different breeds available that it can be difficult to know what dog will fit in well with your lifestyle. Here are some suggestions for breeds that might be suitable. However, you should always do thorough research into a particular breed before making a … Continue reading How to find the perfect dog that fits your lifestyle
Owning a dog is expensive. It’s as simple as that. When you purchase or adopt a dog, you are promising to take care of him for the rest of his life. Dogs live on average for 13 years – that’s a long time to commit yourself to caring for an animal. Before getting a dog, … Continue reading The cost of owning a dog
Last week we gave you lots of craft ideas that you could use to help you fund-raise for your service dog. However, making beautiful handmade items is no good if you can’t sell them! Here are some ideas of places to sell your crafts.Places to sell handmade crafts: Friends, family, neighbors & colleagues The first place … Continue reading How to sell your handmade crafts
If you have been reading our series on fundraising for your service dog then you will know how to make money from items you already own to help reach your target donation goal. However, what happens when you run out of things to sell? There are many types of handmade crafts in which you could … Continue reading Fundraising for your service dog: Let’s get crafting
We recently wrote about the benefits of crowdfunding when you are raising the $12,500 fund for your service dog. While these campaigns can be highly successful, sometimes you need to do additional fundraising to help you meet your service dog donation target. As part of our series on service dog fundraising, today we are going … Continue reading Fundraising tips: Have a house clear-out
When you apply for a service dog, you will be asked to make a donation towards the training and care of the dog. At Canines for Change, this is approximately $12,500 and you have about a year to raise it. This can seem like a large amount of money. However, there are many ways you … Continue reading Crowdfunding campaigns: How to meet your service dog fundraising goal
Diabetic alert dogs: Life-saving noses! What is a diabetic alert dog? Diabetic alert dogs, also known as hypo alert dogs, are service dogs that have been trained to alert their diabetic owner when their blood sugar levels start to become hypoglycemic. Similar to how a police sniffer dog can detect even the tiniest scent, diabetic … Continue reading Diabetic alert dogs: Life-saving noses!