Day: September 4, 2019

Here are 3 Things to Know When Looking For a Service Dog

Sometimes, in the course of life, events occur that require bringing a service dog into the family. There are more than 150 dog breeds, and while many think of German Shepherds or Golden Retrievers, a wide number of breeds can be trained to be service dogs. And in these days, service dogs do far more than work as seeing eye dogs. Service dogs can actually work with a number of medical issues, like diabetic alert service dogs for example, and do far more than many people realize. Dogs are ideal for this because their noses are very sensitive to smells that certain medical issues can give off. Dogs have 200 million scent receptors in their noses, compared to a human’s 5 million. Simply put, they can smell things that humans never could. If you find yourself in need of a service dog, here are several things to keep in mind as you look for one.

  • Training Starts at a Young Age: One thing to know about service dogs is that training begins at a young age. Service dog trainers beg Read More