Successful Working Dogs

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Working Dogs

The last twenty years have seen an explosion of uses for working dogs. Service dogs are now asked to perform a variety of tasks for people with disabilities. And therapy dogs—once largely seen only at nursing homes—are now used for emotional support and motivation in schools, libraries, courts, universities, hospitals, churches and employee lounges.

This book provides positive-motivation training techniques for basic manners and specific tasks expected of working dogs. Beyond training these animals, the reader can learn to evaluate both the suitability of a working dog and the suitability of the dog’s client.

A final goal of this book is to help working dog owners, clients, and trainers—and dog owners in general—to understand the capabilities, needs and limitations of these dedicated animals.

"With her usual kind tactfulness yet real-world experience, Barbara discusses subjects with the business of producing an excellent service dog. ... Whether you are training service dogs or interested in getting a service dog, this book will educate you about the ins and outs of starting on this journey"

Brenda Aloff,
trainer, author, and owner/operator of Heaven on Arf Training Center

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