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Shopping at the mall with a service dog!

Shopping at the mall with a service dog!

Over the weekend, my mom and I went shopping at the mall. And my dad, too! It was a nice afternoon outing. For a long time after being partnered with my mom, you may remember that we had only been doing essential shopping due to the Covid restrictions. And only a...
A service dog adapts to an ever changing schedule!

A service dog adapts to an ever changing schedule!

As a service dog, my days are usually quite predictable. A schedule that stays fairly consistent each day. With occasional variations here and there. But recently, my days have been more unpredictable. This means I need to be flexible. And willing to adapt to the ways...
Restaurant etiquette for a service dog!

Restaurant etiquette for a service dog!

I need to be on my best behavior when I go to a restaurant with my mom. Well, I need to be on my best behavior everywhere I go! But a restaurant can present more temptations than some of the other places we go to. There are often crumbs on the floor, yummy smells, and...
A service dog helps with the phone!

A service dog helps with the phone!

I learned a new task to help my mom with her phone. One that is a bit unusual. But one that is making a huge difference for her.  I already know how to pick my mom’s phone up if she drops it. And I can go get it from various places. So now you are probably wondering...
Refresher training for a service dog!

Refresher training for a service dog!

My mom was reminded this week that sometimes I don’t remember everything that I was taught. Or maybe, instead of using remember, I should say… I get rusty with skills I seldom use. When my mom has appointments with her doctors, she stays in her wheelchair. And I lay...