Can a Service Dog Stop You From Biting Your Nails?

Psychiatric service dog

A psychiatric service dog can be trained to do incredible things. One thing you might have never thought of training your service animal to do is helping with self harming behaviors, and yes, nail biting is a self harming behavior.  People who suffer from ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or other mental health challenges may exhibit […]

Why You Don’t Need To Certify Your Service Dog

There are a lot of questions about fake service dogs, fake certificates, and fake registrations. Even in our chat, people ask if US Service Dog Certification “is legit”. We hope you will take the time to read this before you certify your service dog.  There is no official certification that makes your dog a service […]

Making The Most Of The Long Weekend With Your Dog 

July 4th is coming up and it’s finally summer for you and your dog this long weekend. Not just because the weather is getting warmer, but because the country is officially back from a very dark time. Everyone is going to be living it to the max. The 2020’s will be a revival of the […]

Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

When it’s just you, your partner, and the dog, life is good. But what happens when you introduce a new baby into the mix? How will your first baby feel?  Dogs are all about their routines. When dogs react poorly to a new baby, it’s because their routine is being shaken up and they’re getting […]

Are ESA Dogs Banned on Airplanes

ESA dog on plane

You might have heard that ESA dogs are banned on planes. Well, that’s clickbait, sort of.  You can still take your ESA dog on a plane, but they will be treated as a pet and will not receive any special treatment.   Wall Street Journal reported an update mid-February that the change will cost travelers with pets up to $60 […]

Top 5 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Road Trip

Dog on road trip in Jeep: Photo by philip hawkshaw

There’s never been a better time to take your dog with you on a road trip. But making sure your trip is dog friendly can seem complicated. You might be wondering what you need to bring your dog to a hotel or what the rules for traveling with your dog are. Don’t let uncertainty stop […]

Getting A Same Day ESA Or Service Dog Certification

Most people don’t think about an ESA or Service Dog certification until the same day they need it. If your dog provides you with emotional support or you’ve trained them to perform a task that helps you with a disability, you can register them as a Service Dog or Emotional Support Animal. Certifications are not […]

Keeping Your Dog When Your Landlord Says No Pets

A dog lying in a person's bed. Keeping your dog in your apartment when your landlord says no pets

What can you do when you have a dog but your landlord says no pets? Many buildings have a no pet policy or require a prohibitive monthly “pet fee”. If you have a dog, you know they’re a member of your family, and family comes before real estate. But depending on where you live, finding […]

How Can I Get My Dog Certified As A Service Dog 

As our society becomes more open about disability and increasing access for all people, getting a certified Service Dog is becoming increasingly popular.   How can I register my dog as a Service Dog?  A Service Dog is a specially trained animal that performs a task that directly assists a person with a disability. Service Dogs aren’t just […]