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Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook

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Working Like Dogs: The Service Dog Guidebook is the resource book for service dogs that captures personal stories, checklists and practical tips to provide the reader with an A-Z guide about service dogs. It is a must read for anyone who is considering a service dog, has a service dog, is raising or is responsible for the care of a service dog, and dog lovers alike who wan ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Alpine Publications
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This book calls itself an A-Z guidebook on service dogs. This is not so.
The book should have been presented as a personal account, because that's what it is. On topics such as what to feed your service dog, service dog healthcare, and service dog tasks, the author writes merely about her own experiences with her own service dogs. Topics that are not directly related to the author's own experiences are either touched on very briefly, or omitted entirely. All topics are focused on from a very USA-
Jul 06, 2008 Eileen rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone thinking about getting a service dog.
Recommended to Eileen by: Disaboom Blog
If you are physically disabled, and if you are going to get a service dog from an agency, then perhaps this book is for you. However, there are other ways to get service dogs, including training them yourself, and there are other types of disabilities that service dogs are used for.
The authors are very physical-disability centric, and in the introduction seem to put down psychiatric service dogs as not "real" service dogs. I beg to differ. I couldn't go out without my service dog any more than
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