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Lucy, the Journey of a Service Dog for Autism
Lucy will be coming to my home in a few days to complete her training to become a service dog for a child with Autism. She is an eight month old Double Doodle, which is, two Doodles bred together. What little I know of her is this...
One of the behaviors that most puppies learn is to protect objects of value from their littermates. When a puppy has a new toy or chew bone, he will either get up to keep the object away from the other puppies (keep away) or give a warning growl when another puppy comes close.
Your dog should allow you to touch him anywhere on his body without biting at you. This means wiping paws, looking into his mouth, picking up a paw or holding the tail. To teach your dog to accept touch, you begin by giving him a hard treat about the size of a nickel.
For those who are having difficulty just taking your dog for a simple walk, sometimes using tools makes it more enjoyable. I generally don’t use a choke chain or pinch collar for both are “correction” equipment and I don’t believe in correcting a dog when it doesn’t know what you want from it.
Taking your dog for a swim can be fun for both of you as well as great exercise. For pool or boat owners teaching your dog to swim can also be a safety issue. Plan to get wet, you’ll have to get in the water with your dog.