Tag: Amber service dog in training

Introducing the Man in the Wheelchair to the New Neighborhood

My son, the service-dog-in-training and I moved last Sunday to an amazing new neighborhood.  We have a sliding door with a  little patio that opens up to fresh air and a world of friendly neighbor kids. It is time to meet the neighbor and with all of their questions about David’s wheelchair and his dog. All children have innocent curriosity that deserve honest answers along with boundary setting for the dog and the kids.

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Dreaming of a Boy and His Dog: Here’s the Reality

Are you dreaming of getting a roly poly puppy for your boy or girl to grow up with and ‘ live happily ever after’?

Visions in our parental heads flash back to famous movie and TV dogs like Lassie; Old Yeller; Rin Tin-Tin; Bethoven. Air Bud. But what we don’t realize is that she dogs we fantasize about with our children are exceptionally trained canines.

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Preparing for Public Debute: Amber Service-Dog-in-Training

For a canine to become a service animal it does not just magically happen with a mail order vest. Training for our Amber Service-Dog-in-Training will take an estimated two full years of consistant work..This post will share a few of the pre-trip things on our To-Do-Lists to prepare to take Amber Sevice-dog-in-Training in her major public debut.

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Amber Service-Dog-in-Training age 9 weeks

We have had Amber Service-Dog-in-Training in our for 2 weeks now.

Amber is such a smart pooch that she is begining to read “little words like ‘if and it”  ( according to Dr Suess). this post is now updated below.

Update: Amber Service-Dog-In-Training is no longer 9 weeks old, but 9 months old. Read below about Amber new skills.

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3 Things Puppies and Toddlers Have in Common: Service-dog-in-training diary

This post  will compare the toddlers in my life and own new puppy, a future service dog.

As I write  I am reminding myself  that puppies and toddlers have more than 3 things in common that we need to be aware of with our new service-dog-in-training.

1) All babies leak.  2) Don’t understand English 3) Eat and try to explore everything with the mouth

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