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Kennel Up! ⬆️ #workingdoglife is not all powder and fetch games for Pika. Being ready and available for callout often translates to life on the road and some kennel time. #sardog #avalanchedog #workingmalinois #malinoislife @impactdogcrates

#PDKelly schmoozing with PD Snoopy, getting some tips for #workingdoglife

Waiting in the last day of work before Christmas #workingdoglife #vizsla #vizslalove #vizslagram

Shaking hands with the men in charge. #kelpielife #workingdoglife #wasactuallyabigsook #topbloke

Take your favorite puppy to work day! Dad, I guess you can bring little sister too, but I think it means I get extra treats or you track down Tilly for me to play with! @tillytheberner @danielsnelson
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So mommy came home from her bar tending shift at work and came to pick me up at her parents house since they picked me up from my half day of daycare. Well her daddy wanted to know if she would go to Home Depot with him. (Our Home Depot is not pet friendly.) well mommy didn't have my vest with her, but she likes spending time with daddy. She knows I have been trained to work without a vest and so she decided to go with him. However, she could not find our leash before leaving so she grabbed the extra slip lead that her parents had lying in their dogs basket. She put it on me and we were off. We went into Home Depot and she did not worry about me one bit. I walked calmly next to her aware of her every move and hardly made a sound. The workers were almost out of the day so they gathered at the end of the aisle and were watching me walk with mommy. One of the workers was walking behind me and commented how he wished his dog behaved as well as I was! Mommy informed him that i was a Service dog and that my training had prepared me to work under most conditions. I ignored everyone who said anything to me and continued to do my job. Mom was so proud of me. You can see in the picture everything i had on during our trip. (One plain collar from @bobbindoggo) .
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So mommy came home from her bar tending shift at work and came to pick me up at her parents house since they picked me up from my half day of daycare. Well her daddy wanted to know if she would go to Home Depot with him. (Our Home Depot is not pet friendly.) well mommy didn't have my vest with her, but she likes spending time with daddy. She knows I have been trained to work without a vest and so she decided to go with him. However, she could not find our leash before leaving so she grabbed the extra slip lead that her parents had lying in their dogs basket. She put it on me and we were off. We went into Home Depot and she did not worry about me one bit. I walked calmly next to her aware of her every move and hardly made a sound. The workers were almost out of the day so they gathered at the end of the aisle and were watching me walk with mommy. One of the workers was walking behind me and commented how he wished his dog behaved as well as I was! Mommy informed him that i was a Service dog and that my training had prepared me to work under most conditions. I ignored everyone who said anything to me and continued to do my job. Mom was so proud of me. You can see in the picture everything i had on during our trip. (One plain collar from @bobbindoggo) .
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So for reaching 400 followers we wanna do something fun!! So mom wants to know what you wanna see?! Is there someplace you want us to go? Or is there something you want to see us do? Either send us a message or leave a comment!! We will try to do everything you throw at us! If we fail we fail, but that won't mean we won't try! .
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Guess who is has four paws, a fuzzy black tail, and alerted to her handler's rapid heart rate today? This girl!! My girl rewarded a job well done with a special pup cup today from #Biggby coffee (don't worry its whipped cream no caffeine for me ;) )

There are many different types of service dogs. There are medical alert, medical response, guide dogs, allergen detecting dogs and mobility animals just to name a few. Medical alert animals are service animals trained to detect scenarios before they happen, Diabetic alert dogs, and seizure alert dogs do this. However sometimes like with seizure alert dogs and myself a cardiac and migraine alert dog there is an unknown chemical change that only a few dogs can detect. It's something that cannot be trained unless you have a natural ability for it. Since I was a pup I have always been in tune with my girl and stayed by her side when she was having bad health episodes. My trainers at @K9 Heights Dog Training task trained me to be a medical response dog so that I could help my girl as an episode was in progress. Now that we've been reunited and my girl and I are together 24/7 I've become even more in tune with her and I'm showing more signs of a natural alert.
What this means is that she has had her heart rate get high for her without her knowing, if it gets two high she can get easily fatigued or pass out. Lately, I've been alerting to her to get her attention and stop an episode before it starts. I do this by standing on my hind legs and putting my paws and head on her shoulder. Each time I've done this she's checked her heart rate monitor and realized it was running higher than normal and sat down. Then I go and lay on her feet when it returns to normal. I want her to be as safe as possible and remain seated or laying down until it passes and her heart rate returns to normal. Again this is not a trained task but it is one we are recording and shaping to make sure that it becomes a reliable task. We want to know for certain that it can be a reliable cue for my girl to find a safe place to sit down. Yay for teamwork. I'm so happy I can help my girl. #biggbynation #k9heightsdogtraining #servicedog

Oh my word oh my woof!! We just hit 400!! Thank you all so much for the love and the follows! I can't believe it has only been a few months since we started posting pictures regularly! You all have been absolutely wonderful in your support and helping paws!! We look forward to bringing more content and better content from her on and strive to be better for you all! .
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Handler Post: Learning how to open the handicap doors. She loves learning new things and has only practiced this a few times, but she gets so excited when it actually works! .
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So you can see some of the seats in the theater from this one. They are really low to the ground and close together.. however, we had fun and I don't get scared of nuffin at the theater!
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Intermission. Mom says she is very proud of me, but to be honest with how many live plays and musicals I have been to nothing phases me anymore. I have experienced fake gunshots and people accidentally kicking me in the muzzle. There is nothing this show could do that i haven't had to deal with before! .
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Going to see Joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat for the second time. I'm ready and mom is comfy after having to talk to her mom about the fact that I can't sit in the theater seats. It isn't that I haven't sat in those spots before, but I am too big for the very small seats that I spill over to the other seats as well no matter how hard mom and I try. Tonight's show is sold out so she didn't want to make anyone else uncomfortable. They accommodated and we have a spot at the top with a chair I can easily fit under. Again it is not that I can't fit but with how squished those chairs are i would be in other people's seats even in an under. So please understand that we have tried in the past and have not been able to make is comfortable for others. The theater also knows us and our family so finding us a chair for me to lay under was not hard to do. .
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So mom took me to the dog park for 20 Minutes and she said I did very well. There were very few dogs and I was responding well to the dogs when they didn't want to play and I am now very tired. The floor is nice and cool here. .
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Here is more food from the food trucks and more of me! Being awesome! My mom did so well at the food trucks and she only needed me to block for her today! She wasn't scared of nuffin!! So many people were so respectful of me in my vest and even struck up conversations with my mommy! You can see the amount of people in some of these photos and to be honest even this small crowd was big for mommy. However, I'm proud that she did well. I did get a correction when she was eating her waffle another dog was staring at me while the music was playing and I didn't think he could hear me so I barked at him to let him know I saw him too! Mommy did not like this and corrected me. After that I did very well and was a picture perfect service dog! .
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Mom did it guys!!! She braved the food trucks and got chic tacos!! I also ignored a dog who got right in my face!! In the end pictures you can see me blocking for mommy! She gets nervous around large crowds and so she asks me to keep her safe from people coming too close behind her. I did a good job! .
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Gonna try and brave a crowd by ourselves today. Mom is scared, but I am here to tell her I have got her back. We packed some ada cards in our pack and I am decked out in a cool blue bandana. Let's hope mom can do this I really want her to succeed. .
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I met a tiny hoooman yesterday for the first time up close. He was a tiny noise machine and smell generator. His smells were always changing and everyone was using the Nissu voice talking to him. I was confused. It was especially important for me to stay focused on my girl so that she could have quality time with her nephew and family. That meant ignoring the high pitched noises, not sniffing the ever changing smells, and being a professional working dog. We're so glad we got to spend time with the mini Hoooman and his mom. Family time is paws down the best time spent. #workingdoglife #workingdog #respectthevest #servicedogsofig #dysautonomia #potssyndrome #servicedog #goldendoodle #phantomdoodle #goldendoodlesofig #family

I kept pushing the bathroom door open when mom was in there and coming in so she locked me in here with her!! I'm trapped!! Someone send the PUP-11!
Hooman abuse!! .
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