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Categories: Therapy, Service & Assistance Dogs

Q. I've taught my Australian GSD to sit in my class of kids with special needs. This woman mentioned
A woman with a therapy dog gave me your web site address. I have an Australian Shepherd puppy that is wonderful with people. Because I am a teacher, I have been taking him to work and training him to sit with kids who have special needs. This women mentioned "home schooling" through your video program. What do you suggest? I need to have some kind of certification process so he can enter nursing homes and children's centers. She takes her dog everywhere and has cards of certification to show her dog is therapy trained. She said that other breeds besides German Shepherds can be trained through your programs.

Thank You for your time, I sent you a photo of "Jinx."

Wendy
5th grade teacher

A. We sell vests for dogs that come with cards as being therapy dogs. With that said your dog need to be trained, it needs to be calm and submissive to be a therapy dog.

I would recommend three training DVDs to you to accomplish this:

Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months

How to Raise a Working Puppy

Basic Dog Obedience

If you do the work in these three DVDs and get a nice vest for your dog there should be no problem. I also recommend that you read the free eBook on my web site titled THE GROUND WORK TO BECOMING YOUR PUPPY'S PACK LEADER – You can find my eBooks at http://leerburg.com/dogtrainingebooks.htm

Kind Regards,
Ed Frawley
  
Recommended Products
Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months
Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months
$40.00
1 Hour, 59 Minutes
This is one of our most popular training videos for new puppy owners. Over 35 years Ed Frawley bred close to 400 litters of German Shepherd puppies. He knows what new puppy owners need to learn to end up with a calm quiet happy dog in the house. The DVD was updated in October 2010 to reflect how Ed and Cindy raise puppies in their home.

$40.00
 
How to Raise a Working Puppy
How to Raise a Working Puppy
$40.00
1 Hour, 15 Minutes
This is a handler training video, not a dog training video. It's a video that explains how we raise and socialize our puppies. If you are looking for a video on how to train a working puppy - this is not the video for you. There is a difference between how we raise a working puppy vs. how pet owners raise their dogs. Working puppies are expected to look at their world through different eyes than a family pet. This DVD on puppy training shows owners how to raise a working puppy.

$40.00
 
Basic Dog Obedience DVD
Basic Dog Obedience DVD
$65.00
4 Hours
This DVD is 4 hours long. The purpose of this Leerburg training DVD is teach you the art of dog training. It's our goal to show you that dog training is not rocket science it's 100% common sense. There are no "Tricks or Secrets of the Trade." Dog training is an art that you can learn if you're willing to put your mind to it. The best dog trainers know how to build a bond based on two way respect between the dog and the handler. These trainers know how to motivate a dog to want to learn. They understand how and when to apply distractions during training so they can show the dog that it must mind under all circumstances.

$65.00
 
Working Dog Bandana
Working Dog Bandana
$10.99
They are sewn with a double layer of bright white washable fabric with all finished edges. The fabric is cut so that the bandanas will hang neatly and correctly on the dog and tie easily. From end to end they measure 30 inches. You adjust the size by where you tie the knot. These highly visible neck bandanas are for your working dog. You can choose from six bandana styles. Your choices are: Service Dog, Therapy Dog, Medical Alert Dog, Assistance Dog, Hearing Dog, and Service Dog in Training.

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$14.99 
$10.99
 
  

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