Selecting a Dog Breed for Service Dog Work in Texas

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The first step in selecting a potential service dog for training in Texas is to decide whether you plan to buy a purebred puppy from a reputable breeder, or adopt a rescue dog. I’ll cover just purebred puppies in this post of how to get a service dog, and tackle rescue dogs in the next post. Determining what breed will best fit your individual service dog needs is complicated and best determined with professional advice.  Find a trainer who has a wide range of experience with different breeds of dogs and knows the breed traits of all or most of […]

Service Dog Selection – The Right Way

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The first thing to do when starting the search for a service dog in-training is to locate the most qualified service dog trainer you can find.  Don’t get a puppy or a dog and then look for a trainer!  Find the trainer first, and let them help you find a service dog prospect. When looking for a trainer, find someone who has loads of dog training experience, has studied or apprenticed at a reputable service dog organization, understands disabilities and working with a disability population, knows dog breeds extensively, understands how to identify reputable dog breeders, and who has experience […]