‘Fake’ service dogs are hard to identify, the easiest way is to look at the do’gs behavior.
(Photo: Emi Komiya)
Fake service dogs becoming a problem
Service animals help people in need, but not every dog in a vest is properly trained.
People are actually taking to the Internet to buy service jackets for their pets in order to pass them off as service dogs, Jessa Sterling, a service dog trainer at Power Paws Assistance Dogs, said.
1.5 year old female Black Lab. She has been spayed and is up to date on vaccinations. She has hip, eye, and heart clearances. She should be in a home as an only dog. She has great basic obedience skills. She is crate trained, & good with kids. She loves to swim.
Reason for release: reactive to other dogs.
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Quail, a highly trained English Labrador retriever, isn’t just a 15-year-old boy’s best friend.
The Diabetic Alert Dog also is Christian Poorten’s lifeline.
She demonstrated that about a week ago by sensing that Christian’s blood sugar was dangerously low and awakening him from a sound sleep.
“I love her like she’s another human, probably like a sister,” said Christian, a freshman basketball player at Paradise Valley High School.
“It’s really special that she can detect when it happens,” he said.
“I was definitely shaking and [… Read More]
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TEMPE, AZ – US Airways added a new chapter to their ‘Puppies in Flight’ program Tuesday.
Volunteers accompanied assistance dogs on their first flight at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The assistance dogs are completing their training at Power Paws Assistance Dogs, Inc., a local nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering adults and children with disabilities for greater independence.
The latest recruits are Smitty the Golden Labrador and Rusty the Labrador Retriever.
The have been training [… Read More]
Gilbert boy gets much-needed service dog
azfamily.com’s Kirsten Joyce reports a Gilbert boy with a brain tumor received a service dog, which he greatly needed.