A pattern interrupt is a service dog task designed to help someone work their way out of a panic attack, anxiety moment, or other moment where grounding is necessary.
At our dog training company we train a lot of service dogs for people with PTSD. One thing that folks often want to know how to do is how to train a dog to wake you up from nightmares. Something like this can help with the mental health of the person with PTSD so that […]
When we train service dogs for PTSD there is a service task that we’ll often train called a pattern interrupt. The pattern interrupt is designed to help people with PTSD to come out of a negative state of mind. Here is how we train the dog to do it.
If you are looking for a new service dog it’s important to know how to evaluate a potential service dog. The reality is that not all dogs can be service dogs. In fact, most dogs CAN’T be service dogs as they don’t have the correct temperament and disposition. Essentially, in a service dog candidate, we’re […]
We often get asked if you can train a service dog for a young child. The reality is that there is often less that a child can do with a service dog. They won’t be as good of handlers and can’t foresee potentially dangerous situations. But, with proper parental supervision, we’ve had a lot of […]
We train a lot of service dogs for kids. Many of these kids with autism or downs syndrome are runners or wanderers. They’re prone to run off and need to be found. This labrador service dog in training is learning how to find her charge when her charge runs away.
In this video we show some progress on the training of this service dog for a young girl. The dog is being trained to find the child on command when she gets lost. The dog still needs help but is making nice breakthroughs.
Here we can see the dog training progress with this service dog German Shepherd after using some of Mollie’s creative problem solving. She’s now barking on command and understanding the concept.
This is a neat video where we’re working with a service dog and run into a problem. We can’t get her to bark on command. Mollie comes up with a unique system to help this German Shepherd start doing her task work. This is some great service dog training.
This is a labrador retriever that is being trained as a service dog for a young girl. One of her tasks is to find the girl when she runs away. We’re at the beginning of teaching this skill. The dog may not even be using her nose very much at this point. But as she […]
Diabetic alert dog (or DAD training or DADiT) is a very cool style of training where a dog is trained to smell the odor of low and high blood sugar in a diabetic (someone who has diabetes). This can be trained for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and can be a life saver. […]
Service and Therapy Dog Training Teddy is a Sheltie who is one and a half years old. He’s currently training to be an autism service dog; a helper dog who will help a young boy with autism. Teddy was selected for his confidence, drive, intelligence, and intuitiveness. In addition to being trained for public access […]