Training Your Own Service Dog: Step by Step Guide to an Obedient Service Dog

Narrated by: Kimberly Hughey
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Oftentimes the people that need help the most are unable to afford the training needed to go into a service dog. Sadly, there are many factors that a lot of people may be unaware of when attempting to train their own. This book is here to guide you down this journey. 

The benefits of training your own dog are priceless if you sufficiently follow the rules and steps outlined in this book. By following the guidance in this book, you are accepting an unbreakable bond you will create between you and your service dog - a bond that will mitigate your disability and award you with daily independence. In the book you will learn everything you need to know about the laws that allow you to own and utilize your service dog. You will be well versed in how to properly assess and select a service dog, what type of service dog is best for you, and the ins and outs of why the selection process is so strict. You will also learn how to capture and keep your dog’s attention even under high distraction and build that unbreakable bond. And, most importantly, this book will help you build your dog’s obedience - the very foundation that will make your dog the best service dog ever. 

This book will not leave you hanging when it is time to bring your well-mannered companion out to the town to apply everything you’ve learned and prepared for the access test. Finally, and arguably the most exciting part, teaching your dog the tasks that will gain you that independence! No matter your disability there is something for everyone in here. Listen to this book thoroughly, follow the step-by- step guides, and apply the lessons properly, then you and your dog will excel together!

©2017 Max Matthews (P)2018 Max Matthews

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Helpful guide!!

This is a wonderful book. I thought this book was very informative and I really enjoyed reading it.Highly recommended!

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Useful guide.

This is a very useful guide.From this book you will learn about how to select the breed and type of dog best suited for your needs.the basics of insurance and wellness care for your dog,what is expected from a service animal when in public access areas,the basics of insurance and wellness care for your dog and much more.I hope you must find this book useful. This book is ideal for the individuals who are into this sort of book and for the individuals who needs to know more data about this subject this book will be exceptionally helpful for you folks. I was really astounded by perceiving what number of imperative recommendations accumulated in such a short book. Creator completed a phenomenal activity. I'll most likely prescribe this book to my loved ones. I really appreciate this book. Thanks to creator.

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Clear and concise training manual for beginners

This is a good little book with many of the basics of dog training and ways that it can be adapted to the disabled community. Having trained service dogs, and having had three service dogs from major service dog schools, I would still recommend getting a dog from an IAADP approved school. While this book is excellent for explaining how they got the dogs to do the tasks so effortlessly, it is not anywhere as easy as it sounds. I have been training animals for well over a half century, and unless you are skilled in the selection and training of these very special animals, I would not recommend it. By all means get the book as an adjunct to your obedience library, but do not assume that you can get it and know how to train a service dog.

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This is the perfect book!

This book is written very well and the author has explained each chapter very well.I believe that the bonding of having the puppy from the beginning is also of great importance so I would recommend this book! This book does a good job teaching about how to read your dog behavior. It also does through protocols at the end of the book that helps me understand the importance of planning your training sessions.

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Highly recommend this book

This is a Great book for those of us who need a service dog but cant afford to get one or want a specific breed. I believe that the bonding of having the puppy from the beginning is also of great importance so I would recommenced this book!

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This book is very informative

This is a wonderful book. I really enjoy and appreciate the authors view on training and owning a service dog. Very good training guide.

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Absolutely fantastic

Absolutely fantastic. Very easy to follow and by the end you have a very well behaved dog. This author is absolutely the greatest. Her suggestions are training methods are very sound, easy to apply, and literally take you step by step in service dog training.

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Amazing book

This is a great book and anyone with a dog and the desire to train them will benefit from it. It is laid out in a orderly fashion and easy to understand with great detail in the instructions.

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Great

Absolutely fantastic. Very easy to follow and by the end you have a very well behaved dog. Great training for pets to. Thanks.

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Let's start at the beginning. This book makes a very strong case on the qualities to look for in selecting a service dog prospect. Please do not overlook this even if you have a dog. If your dog doesn't meet these recommendations I strongly advise looking for another dog! Teaching the behaviors is not likely to be what washes out a service dog prospect it's behavior issues. Start with a solid dog not one that already has social, behavioral, phobias, or ANY form of aggression!

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  • 05-23-19

This is a great book that has the beginners guide

This is a great book that has the beginners guide to Training your dog. Each step in this book is well written and easy to follow. A very informative guide on how to train your Service Dog the right way. The guide is very detailed and contains good how-to steps in teaching your Service Dog and preparing yourself for the task of teaching your Dog. From old tricks to new tricks, this book has it. Simple and easy instructions to a great Dog, just be consistent, and praise, praise, praise. I really like this book.

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  • Livingston
  • 05-23-19

Useful guide audible book about Service Dog

I found this book.It gave me all the information I needed to Training Your Own Service Dog. It gave me the training techniques and tips I needed, also it thought me how to Service Dog. A very good book for anyone who is interested in training their Service Dog Step by Step Guide. If you are thinking about taking the heavy-handed approach just because that’s how dogs were trained in your time, you are making a huge mistake. Take this book and learn huge about Service Dog. Thanks for the Author.

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  • Nancy
  • 05-23-19

This audible book is easy to read and full of tips

This book is easy to read and full of tips that can easily be added to any Service Dog. His writing style is engaging and fun, and the information is given in a nonjudgmental way while packed with scientific and personal evidence as to why it works. I highly recommend this book for people who are looking for ways to engage more in their own life! Thanks for author.

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  • Lindsay
  • 05-23-19

This book has a wonderful

I found this book exceptionally helpful in finding out the proper way to train a service dog. Very easy to read and instructions very easy to follow!! Enjoyed this book, and really helped me to understand the training of a service dog!! I would recommend these books. They are easy to read and understand. My dog enjoys the "games" very much and looks forward to training and being short lessons it is easy on me. Thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-15-19

Really useful guide!!

This was a great audible book about how to train your service dog so easily. Step by step you will learn some good and easy tips to training your dog. I believe that the bonding of having the puppy from the beginning is also of great importance so I would recommend this book!!

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  • William D. Farrand
  • 05-23-19

Amazing audible.book by Kimberly Hughey

Great book for prioritizing actions that make a difference in your daily life. I’ve already put into action most suggestions and loving it! This is an informative and well-written book. Honestly, this is my first time to know that there such a training for dogs to be a Psychiatric Service Dogs. And I'm so amazed how this book discussed the training and which types of dogs are best to train. You will be learning also what these dogs play in the lives of people who suffer Psychiatric Disorder and to those people with disability.This book details is really amazing. After reading this book i am really so impressed. I would must recommended for this book to anyone. Overall, specially thanks to author.

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  • 05-23-19

written in a very conversational style about Dog

This is a great book, Aubrey makes it real easy to understand anything scientific that he is talking about. He makes comparisons that anybody can understand. Lots of great health and wellness info, written in a very conversational style, honest, funny, and real. Aubrey sounds like the kind of guy you get inspired just being around, and he wants others to live that way as well! Own it! I keep coming back to it for useful tips. Recommend it

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  • Pakash
  • 05-14-19

Great book

Great book full of so much useful info,i feel much more ready for the training to begin and feel we will be successful! However the book has lots of good advice. I would recommend it.

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  • Molly E. Ervin
  • 05-12-19

Great book

Super easy to read through and understand, very clear steps on what to do, as well as when, why, and how. It is well-written, professional, and thorough. I'm so excited to put it into action as soon as I get my puppy, and feel very prepared having read this book. I know I will be referring back to it again and again!