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Service Dogs for Those In Need
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Hear the stories of the service dogs from the non-profit organization, Canine Assistants, that are trained to help people with disabilities by picking up dropped items, opening drawers, helping with the laundry, and enhancing lives in numerous ways. And they have all been taught using kindness and positive training methods! Susan's guest today is Jennifer Arnold, the founder of Canine Assistants and author of her new book, In a Dog's Heart: What our Dogs Need, Want, and Deserve - and the Gifts We Can Expect in Return Today, learn some of the same best practices and useful tips from Jennifer's work with the service dogs that will help you forge a better bond with your own dog and increase the quality of both of your lives.
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Wild About Pets: Canine Assistants’ Jennifer Arnold
Jennifer explains what Canine Assistants does, and why she considers herself to be much more than a dog trainer. We discuss the three types of abilities they train their dogs in, and learn how Jennifer first became involved with this type of training.

(photo courtesy of Canine Assistants)
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Wild About Pets: The Helper Dogs
In part two, we’ll learn where Canine Assistants gets their dogs from, and how they choose who will be the recipients of the trained dogs. Then – Jennifer talks about her new book, what inspired her to write it, and what’s next for Canine Assistants.

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Wild About Pets: Training Techniques
Jennifer touches on some of the tips and practical advice concerning dog training techniques from her new book; why is socialization so important for puppies, and how can you control dogs’ impulse behavior? You’ll get those answers and more in part three!

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Canine Assistants
CANINE ASSISTANTS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service dogs for children and adults who have physical disabilities, epilepsy, or other special needs. Established in 1991, Canine Assistants does not charge for the service it provides; rather, it relies on the generosity of those who recognize that helping one person benefits us all.

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Visit Wild About Pets.net to view the photos Susan & Jennifer are discussing and for other useful links

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jennifer Arnold
JENNIFER ARNOLD is the founder and executive director of Canine Assistants, a service-dog school based in Milton, Georgia. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Through a Dog’s Eyes, which was also the subject of a PBS documentary. She lives with her husband, veterinarian Kent Bruner, son Chase, three dogs, Bob the cat, eight horses, and a number of other animals.

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Jennifer Arnold on Canine Assistants