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Old 04-25-2014, 04:47 PM
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New Here and training a service dog

Hi Everyone,
After being ripped of by a service dog organization. I am in the process of training a new pup (6mo old standard poodle) to be my daughter's service dog. I am working with local trainers and a retired SD trainer, but am doing most the work myself. It will probably take 18-24 mo before he is fully trained. We are training him as a Mobility (this will happen after his growth plates close) and Autism Dog. If my daughters seizures get worse we may train for seizure response later.

I look forward to posting and learning more.
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Welcome to the forum! I predict that you're about to be gleefully mobbed for pictures of the pup, haha -- we have quite the standard poodle fan club around here and we all love puppy pics.

It's great to see that you have a support system in place for working with your SDiT through the training process. Owner/training can be lonely work, but it gets much easier when you have other trainers to rely on and it's much more cost effective than going through a program in most cases.

Have you had a chance to look through the "sticky" threads in the Training and Behavior section of the forum? Most of them would augment SD training nicely. The community as a whole also loves to talk about the details of training and behavior, so please feel free to jump right in.
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Thanks .... Well I will head them off and post pics (If I can figure it out)
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Welcome! I'm sorry your got ripped off. Good luck with your project. The pup is adorable and so is your daughter. I think you made a good breed choice. Please keep us updated on how the training is going.
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Welcome! If you dont mind me asking, how'd you get ripped off by an organization like that?
Your poodle is beautiful! I never see standard poodles so when I do see them, I "oooo" and "ahhh" over them! They are such pretty dogs!
I hope your training goes well.
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Thanks everyone for the welcome.

We contracted with a company for a fully trained service dog and raised over $12,500 and long story short the dog we ended up with was very unhealthy and poorly trained, so much so that he is living with friends of ours due to his issues he can not be around our girls.
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Oh I am so sorry! shame on them!
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Thanks for the welcome. It has been very difficult it was really hard for us to come out about our situation and then we found out we were not the only family to have been scammed by them, but we are moving forward
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