Thanks to the Delta Township Fire Dept., the C4C dogs got to do some training with the fire fighters! It is necessary to have our service dogs become comfortable around fire trucks or other medical emergency vehicles, as well as the emergency personnel that would help their handler, should the need arise. In a case … Continue reading Going to the Fire Department!
Miles, my service dog, was certified in September of 2019. I helped train him with C4C, so I’ve had him since he was 10 weeks old, but I am relatively new to having a service dog. You would think that since I’ve had him since he was a puppy, that I would be used to … Continue reading My Shadow and Me: Always Having a Companion
Getting a service dog can be the best thing that you ever do. They can help you to manage your condition and make it easier for you to live your life, both out in public and at home. However, applying for a service dog is not something that should be done lightly. Just like bringing … Continue reading 5 things to consider before applying for a service dog
Every service dog and therapy dog is special, and newsworthy in their own right. They work tirelessly to protect people – whether that’s a therapy dog’s handler or members of the public. However, every now and then, a story surfaces that is just that little bit more special than normal. Here are some stories featuring … Continue reading Service & therapy dogs in the news
Getting a new dog is a very exciting moment for you and your family. However, it can be tricky to introduce a second dog into your home. You never know exactly how your first dog is going to react – are they going to be welcoming, nervous, jealous, or territorial? If you take the introductions … Continue reading How to introduce a second dog into your home
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