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Caring For Your Service Dog

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Taking good care of your Service Dog can make all the difference in the world in the way your Service Dog performs his job.  He has been trained to take care of you in your time of need so it’s only fair for you to take care of his needs as well.  Below are some helpful tips to help you take the best care of an SDWR Service Dog.

Keeping your Service Dog clean, neat and tidy is of the utmost importance. By keeping your Service Dog well groomed you help to maintain the image of quality care that Service Dogs receive. A well groomed dog is always more apt to be accepted by those who may not be dog lovers and it helps those with allergies to dog fur by limiting excess to the environment.

We have many people asking questions on what and when to feed their Service Dog.  Before delivering your dog, we’ll talk about food with you. We feed premium foods to our SDWR Service Dogs, as they tend to be healthier and have fewer issues on high quality foods. We’ve done extensive research on foods of all types, and can certainly make recommendations if you’re considering changing foods after your dog’s delivery. We will also go over your Service Dog’s food schedule. We typically recommend feeding 2 times a day. Remember that the more predictable you are about sticking to a schedule with your dog’s feeding, the more predictable his elimination schedule will be.

Exercise is not only important for you but for your Service Dog as well.  Just remember your Service Dog is working all day to help you stay safe, however; no one likes to work all day without a break! It’s important to remember that your Service Dog is still a dog, and will work best with a structured routine that includes exercise. Set aside some time each day to toss a ball, go for a run, or otherwise let your dog play. It’ll do wonders for his mental health!

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