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For the purposes of this sub, your pet dog who also guards your house is not considered a dog with a job. Service dog organizations have their own similar program, and noises, textures, physical touch, seeing weird things, people who look different (hats, uniforms, mobility devices), unstable footing, walking in weird feeling things, etc are all introduced when the puppies are under 16 weeks old because their brain is more plastic then. They learn to accept weird things without fear at that stage of brain development, that why when you get a puppy you want them to meet other people and dogs before 16 weeks old. Most are bred, filtered, and critically assessed to select dogs that want to work, but for me the bigger question is how humanely and compassionately they’re trained.

I left volunteering for a big name guide dog school because they were unnecessarily “heavy handed” with their dog training, in a way that the rest of “dog world” has moved on from. They advertise(d) themselves as doing modern training, but I observed physical punishment that was outdated and unnecessary. I heard their trainers acknowledge people were complaining and in response advised to keep canada goose outlet store the heavy punishment out of the public eye.

uk canada goose There were a lot of trainers that refused to be open to other ways of doing things, they’d say things like “the dog’s job is so important, that’s why I must make sure s/he can’t make a mistake” and basically scare them into perfection. Meanwhile, its been demonstrated over and over again how to motivate and reward dogs to a high performance level, rather than intimidate and punish. I’ve seen other guide dog schools do this, it’s becoming more prevalent and the ones that do it best (Texas Hearing and Service Dogs, I think they have changed their name), do it with rescue dogs. uk canada goose

canada goose coats on sale I think goose outlet canada these days there’s a shift, guide dog schools are making efforts to become more humane, but I still hear about dogs being dangled over subway lines, dragged up and down escalators or across floors because they’re too scared to move, etc. A few weeks ago I saw a guide dog in training being repetitively checked/choked in a way that frankly wasn’t teaching them anything, it looked like a handler working out their own frustrations on the dog. It reminded me of how we used to see a lot of damaged tracheas, another school said it topped the reasons for placed dogs returning to them. canada goose coats on sale

buy canada goose jacket On a positive note, it’s being upset by what I observed as a volunteer that made me explore new dog training techniques, learn more, and eventually get my grad degree in animal behavior. I did learn a lot about dogs generally from volunteering, but pretty much all of the behavior info I got from them was incorrect. buy canada goose jacket

Canada Goose online I have a pup myself and while I often say something like “I going to slap you silly” when he posses me off, I never say it in a threatening tone and would never actually physically hurt him, my “hitting him” is a soft pet on his back that he actually likes, but if I saying “bad doggie” while doing it, he knows he did something bad and “apologizes”. The worst punishment I inflict upon him is to send him to his kennel, andsometimes when he knows he did something bad (like when he shredded an entire costco 32 pack of toilet paper in 0.2 seconds that I had set down while going to grab the rest of the groceries from the car), he just go to his kennel without me saying a word. Canada Goose online

canada goose black friday sale There no need whatsoever imo for dogs to learn via pain or fear (except for example when he learns the hard way not to fuck with bees, via said bee stinging him.), and it scares me that some “professionals” do so. You want the dog to want to be with you, not to fear you! canada goose black friday sale

Kudos to you for your journey to be a better trainer and animal behaviorist much respect!Service dogs love to work, it part of the very beginning temperment training done on any service dog canada goose birmingham uk prospect. You can force a dog to do the work service dogs do, that why many prospects end up failing and being placed in a pet home. For older dogs that sometimes loose their canada goose coats interest in working before they physically need to retire, are retired early. Because they have to want to do it! Most retired dogs stay with their handler/owner unless the owners housing prohibits that. Retired service dogs are adopted almost instantly because they are perfect pets! All service dog training organizations have a long list of people waiting for one, and owner trained service dogs are often adopted by family or friends.

uk canada goose outlet All service dogs have “off duty” times where they play like any other dog! Some tasks require a dog to be willing to work at a lower intensity level at all times. Like a diabetic alert dog, they will need to alert their owner to high or low blood sugar 24/7, but they are doing this on their own free will. It a game like police detection dogs, find the scent = win a prize! Some dogs are very enthusiastic in their alerts because it super exciting to them! Think a lab bouncing to canada goose outlet sale toronto you and nudging you with their nose while quivering excitedly. Waiting impatiently for your response, and happily annoying you again if you didn do what your supposed to! uk canada goose outlet

Canada Goose Coats On Sale Most service dogs equate being vested to being “on duty”, in fact it a helpful training tool to teach this. And thus, when they are not vested they are “off duty” many people also use a verbal cue like “free doggy!”. Like a dog bringing you their leash because they know leash=walk, service dogs will Canada Goose Coats On Sale

canada goose coats bring their vest because they want to go have fun working! But service dogs are always well behaved and obedience trained. They potty on command when the handler doesn have a yard. Guide dogs are trained to potty and hold still while the handler glides their hand down their back to find and clean up the mess. canada goose coats

Service dogs love their jobs, in fact, they are the type canada goose store of dog to be happier working then not. That the temperment picked to be a service dog. They want to help their handler, they want to go everywhere with them (separation anxiety can be a issue because of this), and they offer their tasks even when not working or asked for because they are egar to do it! It all a fun game! They have great vet care, because they are vital medical equipment for their handler and the handler needs them to be in peak condition. There are guidelines for what size dog you need for some more physical tasks, and those dogs are xrayed canada goose jacket outlet toronto and cleared by a vet before they do any weight baring work after being fully grown. There are places no one takes their service dog because it nit safe for the dog. Or many use extra protective gear cheap canada goose outlet like booties for hot ground, cooling vests, eye googles, or ear muffs. They are well fed because they need their physical strength to work. They are well groomed because they need to be neat for working in public. And they are always kept safe because they are so important to their handlers quality of life. These dogs are cherished beyond belief! And most any dog would be happier working, doing what they were bred to do. We are the ones putting our human emotions on them!You may see service dogs looking “board”, which is part of their training. They are supposed to ignore the public and wait patiently to be needed. They may look like they are taking a nap under the table, but they will hop up happily when asked. A lot of service dog training is waiting patiently, out of the way (under a table, close to their owners leg, under a wheelchair or walker). Service dogs are used to waiting to be needed, and used to getting comfortable while curled into a small space. They are often trained to tuck their tail in so they don get stepped on. So many small things go intimo training a service dog for their safety and comfort!Part of the commitment to raising/ having an assistance dog in the UK is that the dog has 5 key rights:.