Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dog Rattle Snake Vaccine Time

Remember To Get Your Dog Rattle Snake Vaccines.

Service dogs like other dogs tend to be more curious about snakes than cats. Hence there appear to be more rattle snake bites on dogs, especially their noses.

Call ahead and ask if your veterinarian carries the rattle snake vaccine.

Vets may not stock snake vaccine because it's expensive and quickly expires.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Dog Training Through Consistency

The Importance Of Dog Training Through Consistency Can't Be Understated

Monday, October 13, 2014

Traveling With Service Dogs To Mexico

Can People Be Traveling With Their Service Dogs To Mexico? Confusing Details Found On The Web.

Proof of vaccines against rabies and distemper, administered at least 3 days or 15 
days before the  arrival of your pet in Mexico (depends on which website you read). 

Links To Start Your Search On Bringing Service Dogs Into Mexico. View multiple sites to make sure you're not missing anything. Some sites mention the Hepatitis (perhaps the adeno virus) vaccine plus ticks and tapeworm test. Some say the adeno is administered normally with the distemper test.

3rd Party Link: http://www.mexperience.com/living/bringing-pets-to-mexico.php

When Service Animal Institute called different US airline staff, it was given vague information and a website to visit.  But the website required a password only available to airlines staff. Here is what was apparently pasted from the site:

Mexico (MX)
- Cats and dogs require a veterinary health certificate (the

  original and a copy), which specifies: 
  -name and address of person responsible for the pet, and 
  -that pet was clinically healthy during prior to departure
  inspection, and 

  -date and validity of rabies vaccination, (exempt are pets

  younger than 3 months), or 
  -a Rabies Vaccination Certificate (the original and a copy).

  Exempt from presenting a veterinary health certificate are

  pets which originally departed from Mexico and that have a
   Certificado Zoosanitario de Exportacion  (CZE). Pets are

  subject to veterinary control upon arrival. For detailed
  information, please refer to: www.senasica.gob.mx 

It appears Mexico does not offer special rights to owners of service dogs (or so we read on the web).

• Confirm with your licensed veterinarian
• While we're read two copies of the health certificate docs are needed with either one or two originals, why not bring extra copies just in case.
• Bring a list of all vaccinations.  Your vet might print out the list of shots even if they're not mentioned as a Mexican requirement.
• You'll need to meet requirements for reentering into your country of domicile.  US Center for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/animalimportation/travelingpets.html
• This blog and its links are opinions for brainstorming and not vouched for accuracy.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Service Animal Institute Offers Free Training

While The Service Animal Institute  is based in Fairfield California, it seeks members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

The nine counties of California's San Francisco Bay area are as follows: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma

Today membership with Service Animal Institute his free.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

No Service Dogs For Deaf-Blind Adults Allowed?

Is This For Real? No Service Dogs For Deaf-Blind Adults?

How Can A Deaf-Blind Adult Get A Service Dog? Please Call 707 428-5022

The Service Animal Institute has found that common service dog charities refuse to provide help to deaf-blind candidates. We need deaf-blind service dog training programs.

The mother a deaf-blind son writes about the past 51 years raising her sight and hearing impaired son. The book "Visions" is at http://janiepbess.com/gpage1.html.
She is looking for a deaf-blind service dog. She prefers the term "deaf-blind service dog" to "sight impaired hearing impaired service dog" in today's vernacular tradition.

The Service Animal Institute believes the following can be done:
• Take a young service animal and slightly modify their training for candidates that are not only sight impaired but also partly or fully hearing impaired.
• Help intelligent deaf-blind people adapt to the seeing eye dogs.  For example the deaf-blind can generally feel the seeing eye dog's actions.
• Train Labradors or German Shepherds to become deaf-blind service dogs.

Join the deaf-blind service dog research program. Anyone interested in deaf-blind service dogs are welcome to post comments or Call 707 428-5022

The Service Animal Institute
Solano Business Incubator
1652 West Texas Street
Fairfield, California 94533
707 428-5000

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dog Intelligence Ratings From Service Dog Institute

Dog Intelligence Ratings. Ratings for canine I.Q. from different sources.

Top Smartest Dog Species:

Very Smart Dog Species:

Reasonably Smart Dog Species:

Somewhat Smart Dog Species:

Somewhat Intelligent Dog Species:

Dumber Dog Species:

Ratings Are Subjective. Please post your constructive comments.