April 25th is International Guide Dog Day

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April 25 is International Guide Dog Day! As a guide dog handler, these dogs hold a very special place in my life. However, guide dogs hold a special place in the history of all dogs everywhere, and that’s why we really should all celebrate them! Guide dogs paved the way for all other service animals in the United States and …

The BlogPaws 2018 Experience

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Last week, Diamond and I attended BlogPaws 2018. BlogPaws is an annual conference dedicated to all things involving social media and the pet industry. This year, the conference took place in Kansas City, MO, which fortunately for us is just a three-hour drive from our home in Omaha, Ne. The location between St. Joseoph, MO and Kansas City, MO is …

Happy National Puppy Day!

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March 23rd is National Puppy Day! We all love puppies, of course. Their adorable and playful nature never fails to make dog lovers everywhere just a little `bit happier. Here are a few things to remember if you currently own or are considering purchasing a puppy. We can find puppies everywhere, at animal shelters, breed rescues, or responsible ethical breeders. Shelters …

Happy National Love Your Pet Day

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Happy National Love Your Pet Day! In honor of this momentous occasion, we want to introduce our faithful readers to Will and his service dog Sprite. Sprite is a 5-year-old Golden Retriever, and she helps 13-year-old Will and his parents. Will has Down syndrome, and Sprite is his companion and confidant. She attends classes with him and helps build self-confidence …

February is Dental Health Month

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  Dental health is an important, but often overlooked, aspect of pet care. According to the AVMA, Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in our dogs and cats. No one enjoys the bad breath our dogs and cats can sometimes have, but Periodontal disease can cause other problems, including loose or missing teeth, bone loss, and in some …

Happy Holidays From Shanna and Diamond

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Hello again, Tevra fans! My guide dog Diamond and I come to you this December bringing the gift of free advice. The holiday season is a busy and wonderful time for everyone, but service dogs definitely have their work cut out for them. Between the shopping, the travelling, and the celebrating, December can be a challenge for even the most …

Giving Thanks for Service Dogs

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Hello again Tevra readers! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so of course I like taking the time to reflect on all the things I get to be grateful for in life. One of the major things I am grateful for is Diamond, my service dog. I think I can speak for the vast majority of service dog handlers when …

Meet Shanna

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  Hello New Readers! My name is Shanna, and I am here to offer information, stories and other insights relating to service dogs. I have been working with service dogs as a handler since 2001, and started training them professionally in 2007. Until recently, all my dogs came from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., San Rafael, California. I worked …