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Blackey

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Hi, Y'all. I don't own any service dogs but I'm a certified dog trainer, bite prevention educator, certified collaborative care professional and I'm getting certified in service dog training. If there's anything I can do to help you, please let me know. I'm from Texas but I have connections all over the country.
Mpceptx, I probably could use your assistance if your willing to take on a 19 month old pit that is strong willed and smart I need her to be a working service dog to assist me day in day out but also be \my buddy. I watched a movie /documentary on four service working dogs and their handlers in al cases the dog knew when to work
and when to be a buddy. That is what I want as I live alone. I’m ]just north of you in Alamogorodo. if possible I’d like the va or Medicare to assist in the payment for the training.

two questions you may not wish to an here in public are how long for the training and how much?
 

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Same here in Newfoundland. We are hopfully getting Mekia certified as a support dog for Colin so she can be with him everywhere. Service dogs, and Support dogs are different here. Service dogs need lots of training where as a support dog just needs to show restraint over other situations in public. Here she is sporting her new harness. Makes walking her MUCH MUCH easier. She also Loves Colin and gives him Hugs everytime she walks by. 20210225_144034887_iOS.jpg
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Blackey

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I am looking at a trainer/breeder in which the training is pretty extensive. As the main handler, I will travel out there for a week before bringing the dog home. When the dog comes home, one of the trainers comes down to my home (stays locally) and trains the family on handling the dog.

I think it sounds appropriate but what do I know...?
I’m looking for strainer. An you may the trainers info
 

Blackey

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I am looking at a trainer/breeder in which the training is pretty extensive. As the main handler, I will travel out there for a week before bringing the dog home. When the dog comes home, one of the trainers comes down to my home (stays locally) and trains the family on handling the dog.

I think it sounds appropriate but what do I know...?
How did it work out
 

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When we were finally ready to aquire a new pup, after losing our previous one to medical and age, we lucked into a Belgian Melinois who had failed in her protection training (too friendly). The trainer was just looking for a good home. And gave her to us free bono. The trainer just watched my chemistry around the dog and liked what she saw after an hour of interaction.

She had failed due to having a great and sweet disposition and an addiction to her stuffy toys. Her (trainer) loss, our gain. This pup was trained, to a point that we had never appreciated how well a dog could be in obedience. By far, you really enjoy their company and companionship, as their so fun to be around. And once they bond, they stay by your side even from room to room most of the time. By far she loves her ball (ORB) as so many Belgians seem to do. We were not given to much background or how much or type of training she had had, so we were taking a chance also, not knowing or understanding why she would just give her away free.For the amount of training that had been invested into her. We think she had spent most of her time in a kennel, as she likes to lay down with her back supported against a wall or couch, or a pillow. Being a active breed she gets command and fetch play most days and at least personal play time mental exercise in the house to keep her from getting bored and becoming destructive. We rarely kennel her as she really does not like that and gets to free roam the house or sleep on one of her day/night pads in either the bedroom or living room..

Here is a picture when she was a little younger. She has now filled out some and gained another 15 pounds or so. She had never been asked to get into the tub, but jumped right in when asked.

PS:...........From my understanding, Protection training is different in most cases from 'guard' training. So no attack schooling. Her disposition just does not lean in that direction.
 

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The wife and raised both Husky and Malamutes, and right off the bat Husky do not do anything they don't want to do, they are independent thinkers. Yes they can be trained but it takes way more time than I have. They are a good family dog, read as pack dog. We still love them, and yes I tried to train one to retrieve, she would get it, the bird, but it became hers and would tenderize it till she got tired of it. Our Malamutes on the other hand were very protective of the kids and would help them if they hurt themselfs or come get us...
Huskies don't obey, the cooperate....lol
 

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When we were finally ready to aquire a new pup, after losing our previous one to medical and age, we lucked into a Belgian Melinois who had failed in her protection training (too friendly). The trainer was just looking for a good home. And gave her to us free bono. The trainer just watched my chemistry around the dog and liked what she saw after an hour of interaction.

She had failed due to having a great and sweet disposition and an addiction to her stuffy toys. Her (trainer) loss, our gain. This pup was trained, to a point that we had never appreciated how well a dog could be in obedience. By far, you really enjoy their company and companionship, as their so fun to be around. And once they bond, they stay by your side even from room to room most of the time. By far she loves her ball (ORB) as so many Belgians seem to do. We were not given to much background or how much or type of training she had had, so we were taking a chance also, not knowing or understanding why she would just give her away free.For the amount of training that had been invested into her. We think she had spent most of her time in a kennel, as she likes to lay down with her back supported against a wall or couch, or a pillow. Being a active breed she gets command and fetch play most days and at least personal play time mental exercise in the house to keep her from getting bored and becoming destructive. We rarely kennel her as she really does not like that and gets to free roam the house or sleep on one of her day/night pads in either the bedroom or living room..

Here is a picture when she was a little younger. She has now filled out some and gained another 15 pounds or so. She had never been asked to get into the tub, but jumped right in when asked.

PS:...........From my understanding, Protection training is different in most cases from 'guard' training. So no attack schooling. Her disposition just does not lean in that direction.
I have a German shepherd that turned into a Velcro dog. He stays by my side until I ignore him when at the computer, watching tv or reading a book. As soon as I finish, he's right there in just a few seconds. I figure he thinks he might miss something important.
 

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Same. We assume she just doesn’t want to miss a meal. So in her mind, if we get up it is obviously to feed her.
Hah, mine wake me up at 0 dark 30 .every. .freaking. . morning. so I can feed them breakfast. I have two GSDs, the male is the velcro dog. The female is more attached to her food bowl than she is me although she does like my company.
 
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