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Task: "Sit" Here: Service dog in training Emmy, 11 week old German Shepherd from Team Huerta Hof, is laying the foundation for her training by learning her basic obedience.  Here she practices her sit while increasing the duration she remains in her sit prior to release with "okay"

Service dog in training Emmy, 11 week old German Shepherd from Team Huerta Hof, is just starting to learn her puppy obedience and is already doing great!

If Your Dog Is Going Blind or Deaf...While losing its vision or hearing does make things more difficult for a dog, with a little help, it can adjust to its altered lifestyle rather quickly.

If your dog is going blind or deaf...

If Your Dog Is Going Blind or Deaf.While losing its vision or hearing does make things more difficult for a dog, with a little help, it can adjust to its altered lifestyle rather quickly.

Task: Settle Here: Service dog in training Emmy, five month old German Shepherd from Team Huerta Hof, shaping the settle command. Settle involves the dog laying calmly on their side and remaining their until released. This command is useful for examining the dog or for when the dog needs to be still. In the shaping process Emmy first learns to go in with a lure, which will eventually be phased out as Emmy progresses.

Service dog in training Emmy, five month old German Shepherd from Team Huerta Hof, shaping the settle command. Settle involves the dog laying calmly on their.

Pet Therapy Test, los angeles photographer

Pet Partner Skills Test and Pet Partner Aptitude Test components. These are tests required by the Pet Partners for national licensing as a therapy pet.

Task: Retrieval Here: Service dog in training Emmy, 8 month old German Shepherd from Huerta Hof, practicing taking an object from the floor and giving it to her handler.

Task: Retrieval Here: Service dog in training Emmy, 8 month old German Shepherd from Huerta Hof, practicing taking an object from the floor and giving it to her handler.

Task: Retrieving Phone Here: Service dog in training Zorn, 10 month old Red Fox Lab, practicing retrieving a phone given only the command of "phone".  Zorn knows how to retrieve any object given the commands "take-it" and "give" but is now learning to identify and retrieve certain objects given only their name, such as "phone" seen here

Service dog in training Zorn, ten month old Red Fox Lab donated by Iron Hill Retrievers, practicing a retrieval of a phone. Zorn knows retrievals of any obje.

Task: Retrieval ("Take-it" and "Give-it")  In this video: Service dog in training Oden, 11 month old Golden Retriever from Iron Hill Retrievers.

Task: Retrieval ("Take-it" and "Give-it") In this video: Service dog in training Oden, 11 month old Golden Retriever from Iron Hill Retrievers.

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Skill: Walking with the Wheelchair Here: Service dog in training Zorn, 9 month old red fox lab donated from Iron Hill Retrievers, practices walking with the wheelchair.  Zorn is learning all his tasks with both a standing handler and a handler in the chair, so he is prepared for both circumstances when he is placed.

Service dog in training Zorn, 9 month old Red Fox Lab donated by Iron Hill Retrievers, practicing walking with the training wheelchair.

Task: "Tug"  Here: Service dog in training Oden, 1 year old Golden from Iron Hill Retrievers, tugging a chair cart with two handlers on board.  Oden is practicing tugging a variety of objects to use as skills in the future.  He is learning here how different weights affect different wheels, in a fun challenging manner! Go Oden :)

Service dog in training Oden, 1 year old Golden from Iron Hill Retrievers, practicing "tug" to pull a chair cart with people riding it. Oden enjoyed the chal.

Task: Retrieval (item by name) Here: Service dog in training Zorn, 10 month old Red Fox Lab donated by Iron Hill Retrievers, retrieving a medicine bottle long distance. Zorn knows how to identify certain objects by their name and knows to then go "take" the item, bring it to his handler, and "give" it, all just with the name of the item. He can also retrieve any item with the command "take it" and "give". Here he retrieves medicine from a long distance.

Service dog in training Zorn, 10 month old Red Fox Lab donated by Iron Hill Retrievers, retrieving a medicine bottle long distance. Zorn knows how to identif.

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Disability Sensitivity and Service Dog Etiquette: Viking Pups President Mary and Vice President Allie present at Symposium day.  Thank you to all who attended, asked questions, and contributed quotes for our opening slideshow

Disability Sensitivity and Service Dog Etiquette: Viking Pups President Mary and Vice President Allie present at Symposium day. Thank you to all who attended, asked questions, and contributed quotes for our opening slideshow