Kennel Club
Kennel Club #BanShockCollars campaign set to be won in England
The Kennel Club is delighted that, following a meeting with Rt Hon Michael Gove and Ross Thomson MP just last week, it is understood that a ban on both the sale and use of shock collars is to be announced across the UK shortly, following a consultation period on the terms of such a ban, including a total import ban and a possible amnesty.
Read More
Five Hero Dogs
Five Hero Dogs Named as Finalists in hero dog awards
Judges from the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, have selected five inspiring finalists to go forward for the public vote, with the winner being announced in the Genting Arena at the Birmingham NEC on the final day of Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, on Sunday 11th March. These five dog heroes are just some of the dogs celebrated at the show for the ways that they enrich our lives.
Read More
New partner
The Kennel Club announce Purina PRO Plan as their new partner in pet nutrition
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are delighted to be working with Purina PRO Plan who share many of the same beliefs as the Kennel Club in terms of responsible dog breeding through the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme and the important role that our canine companions play in our society.
Read More
Foreign Secretary backs call to ban
Foreign Secretary backs call to ban shock collars
In a video posted on Ross Thomson MP’s twitter account, the Foreign Secretary states: “I am absolutely shocked to discover that electric collars are being used on dogs as utensils of discipline and education. There are far better ways of training your dog. Just as you don’t need to cane children anymore, we’ve moved on from that – let’s move on from electric shock dog collars.”
Read More
Kennel Club welcomes consultation
Kennel Club welcomes consultation on third-party puppy sale ban
The Kennel Club, whose own regulations explicitly ban the sale of puppies to third parties, has long called for an end to the sale of puppies in pet shops and by other third party retailers, as puppy farmers often use such outlets to sell their pups to unsuspecting members of the public who never see the terrible conditions that the pups were raised in.
Read More
Say bonjour
Say bonjour to the UK’s newest pedigree dog – the Barbet
Following the ‘entente chaleureuse’ established between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron at last week’s summit in London, Anglo-French relations in the world of dogs also look set to become even more cordial after official recognition of an ancient French breed in the UK.
Read More
  • Kennel Club
  • Five Hero Dogs
  • New partner
  • Foreign Secretary backs call to ban
  • Kennel Club welcomes consultation
  • Say bonjour

Outdoor dog kennel

If you are looking for the toughest dog kennel, the safest dog kennel, modular dog kennel panels, a backyard dog run or a durable, galvanized dog kennel for your facility, then you are in the right place!

Ten Conditions Service Dogs Can Be Trained To Assist

Have you ever been out shopping and noticed that a dog accompanies someone in the store? It’s pretty common in the Pacific Northwest to see, as we love our dogs here, and many places are dog-friendly. However, look closer, and you might notice that the dog is wearing a special harness with the words “Service...

The post Ten Conditions Service Dogs Can Be Trained To Assist appeared first on Cascade Kennels.


Have you ever been out shopping and noticed that a dog accompanies someone in the store? It’s pretty common in the Pacific Northwest to see, as we love our dogs here, and many places are dog-friendly. However, look closer, and you might notice that the dog is wearing a special harness with the words “Service...

The post Ten Conditions Service Dogs Can Be Trained To Assist appeared first on Cascade Kennels.

Have you ever been out shopping and noticed that a dog accompanies someone in the store? It’s pretty common in the Pacific Northwest to see, as we love our dogs here, and many places are dog-friendly. However, look closer, and you might notice that the dog is wearing a special harness with the words “Service Dog” clearly visible.

Under the Americans with Disability Act, a service animal is defined as “a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.” Let’s take a look at a few of the conditions that a service dog can assist.

Visually Impaired

A common job for service dogs is providing assistance for visually impaired individuals. These dogs are sometimes called “seeing-eye dogs.” In 1929, the first U.S. school for guide dogs opened. It was called The Seeing Eye, Inc. For many years this was the only school in the U.S. for training assistance dogs. Visual Assistance dogs wear a harness that will always have some white on it as white denotes a visual service dog or visually impaired person.

Limited Mobility / Wheelchair User

These dogs serve their owners by opening or closing doors, retrieving objects, and other helpful tasks. Sometimes, these service dogs will simply wear a harness that is used to help pull the wheelchair of their handler.

Hearing Impaired

Some dogs are trained to alert their hearing-impaired owners to sounds such as the doorbell, alarms, sirens, phones, and vehicles. They are often identified with a bright orange vest as bright orange as the color associated with hearing assistance dogs.

Severe Allergies

An allergy service dogs’ job is to alert their owner/handler to life-threatening allergens such as nuts or shellfish. These service dogs will carry their emergency medications in the pockets of their vests, which read: “In case of Emergency, check pockets.”

Autism

Autism Assistance dogs provide a calming effect on the child or adult they serve. If individuals on the Autism Spectrum become anxious, their service dog can be a calming presence for them and provide some tactile stimulation that further calms the individual. These dogs don’t always wear gear unless their handlers are non-verbal, in which case they will wear a vest carrying emergency protocol.

Seizures

Seizure response dogs assist their owner’s seizures by retrieving medication or seeking help. These dogs are trained in these tasks, but they aren’t trained to predict seizures. The dog learns to respond to seizures over time spent with its owner.

Diabetes

Dogs can be trained to alert their owner about sugar fluctuations, which can be deadly. They can be trained to dial 9-1-1 on a special K-9 alert phone if their handler is unresponsive. These dogs will typically wear a vest with the needed emergency protocols and are the first contact for an emergency responder.

Post Traumatic Stress

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is common for military personnel returning from difficult assignments. PTSD can also be experienced by victims of violence or other traumas. PTSD dogs are trained to provide a calming presence for their owners.

Other Medical Conditions

These dogs are trained to alert their handlers to dangerous physical changes such as blood pressure or other issues.

Since service dogs are protected under law, they should be allowed to accompany their owners. Remember, though, just because you see a cute dog doesn’t mean they are o.k. to pet. If you see them, they are working, so just admire the good job they are doing for their owners.

The post Ten Conditions Service Dogs Can Be Trained To Assist appeared first on Cascade Kennels.


Read full article on Dog kennel