Decked out in some college colors thanks to @tamubrand and @thephodografur!! Balls are my favorite 🎾🤪
Image description: Black Labrador sits on grass wearing a Texas A&M bandana and is surrounded by a food bowl, a tug toy, and tennis balls that are all maroon and white with the Texas A&M colors.
Our next round of #MWDTSA#carepackages are in the making and we have about three weeks to collect these items. Click the link in our bio to make a purchase and help us collect 200 of each of these items. Don't forget to share this post to help us fill our October boxes!
1. Our Amazon Wish List includes two items: a pouch that will be used to make a mini medical kit for the dogs and a multitool for the humans.
2. Pale Horse Coffee has a great donation program set up for our handlers. You can purchase a bag for yourself and MWDTSA gets 50% of the proceeds from your sale...OR...you can purchase a donated bag that will be sent directly to us, freshly ground, just in time for our October care packages.
3. SodaPup set up a toy donation program for our MWDs. For each toy that you purchase, SodaPup will match it, one for one. MWDTSA will receive both toys to include in our October care packages. #taxdeductible#deployed#MWD#supportbothendsoftheleash#military#workingdog#dog#k9
Oliver was a handsome and good boy in the dining court today! 😊 He just stood there so patiently the whole time I made a sandwich from scratch in the deli line and cooked it in the panini press. Like a pro!
I haven’t been taking many photos of Tyson lately, mainly because I don’t have time or I have more things on my mind. I do have some good news to share, as Tyson and I worked with our trainer today for actual Service Dog training. It went really well and we practiced the basics of teaching block and retrieval commands and then walked up and down the busy streets. Tyson handled it well even with seeing other dogs. He held all his sit and down stays and my trainer said his training has improved immensely since the last time we worked together. I talked a lot about how he still has barking issues and my worries with it. He told me not to worry as Tyson shows NO signs of aggressive behaviour and it just comes down to more exposure, he really wants me to join his group classes and offered me the first lesson for free. He says it will be great for both Tyson and I and the group he works with are all really nice people. I’m still having major anxiety over it but I’m trying to work up the courage to go tomorrow 😅 But over all, today went really well and I’m pleased with how well Tyson performed and being told that we are doing great in our training was an awesome thing to hear (and I appreciate everyone on Instagram who says it too!) 🙏🏻😊🐾🇨🇦 #saintbernard#puppy#puppies#fluffydogs#saintbernardpuppies#puppypics#adorabledogs#adorablepuppy#dogphotography#happydogs#saintbernardpuppy#sdit#supportdog#assistancedog#servicedog#cutedogs#workingk9#servicedogintraining#servicek9#workingdog
At Fort McHenry, one of our top priorities is to make sure that everyone who visits the park has an enjoyable and safe experience. Two of our partners that help in keeping Fort McHenry a safe place to visit are @k9_duke_126 and his handler, Inspector McCashland. Duke is an explosive detection canine, and he and Inspector McCashland are highly trained members of the Federal Protective Service, under the @dhsgov. Inspector McCashland and Duke work together to inspect and secure federal facilities, as well as to provide a visible presence of safety and deterrence against threatening and criminal activity, wherever they are assigned.
They often work with Fort McHenry’s Visitor and Resource Protection team to conduct safety checks throughout the park, especially during special events.
Thank you to K9 Duke and Inspector McCashland, as well as all of our safety and security partners across the country, for all that they do in helping us ensure that our @nationalparkservice sites are places where everyone feels welcome and safe!
Service Dogs at Disney
For many handlers, working their service dog at a theme park is a major milestone for their dog, and can be one of the most stressful/rewarding tests of their training and teamwork.
Before taking your dog to Disney, here are a few things to really focus on in your training:
-Make sure your dog is okay with any and all drive by pets and people getting in their face/yelling
-Make sure that your dog is okay with loud sounds such as fireworks, parades, live music, etc.
-Keep your crate training sharp. If you’d like to ride any rides with a height limit (let’s say Space Mountain or Flight of Passage) you must either leave your dog in a crate provided by Disney, or leave them with another member of your party.
-Have a solid leave-it/Drop-it. There is plenty of food on the ground ready for the taking, and a lot of it could make your dog very sick. In addition to this, there are ducks, squirrels, and other small animals running around at the parks, so you want to make sure your dog will focus.
-Having a solid “go-say-hi” command can help a lot of dogs who are nervous with the characters.
Tips and Tricks:
-All quick-Service locations will give you free water
-Some rides will have a back entrance for guests requiring accommodations, ask a cast member!
-Any open planter area can be used as a potty spot as long as you clean up afterwards.
-Good places to cool down: Town Square Theater at Magic, The Land at Epcot, Launch Bay at Studios, and Dinosaur Gift-shop at Animal. Of course, all the shows are good for this too!
Disney is usually extremely accommodating of disabilities, medical requests, and medical equipment (Service Dogs, of course, included) so feel free to ask guest relations cast members any questions that you may have!
Have any Disney suggestions or questions (Dog related or otherwise)? Comment them below!
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Cumberland County Sheriff’s office K9 Thor. Thor is proudly wearing his @julius_k9 American Flag harness.
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