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Tightening the Leash on Fake Service Dogs

Having a service dog is a privilege, but it comes with the not so great benefit of a disability serious enough to warrant the need for such a dog. Unfortunately, like those who use a handicap sign for parking when they are perfectly able to walk, more and more people are claiming their precious pooch […]

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How NOT to greet a service dog.

What is the correct way to greet a service dog — or any dog for that matter. Here are the “dos & don’ts.”

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A Service Dog Named “Blue” and Owner Gets Hired

When a man with a brain injury and a service dog couldn’t find a job, Lowe’s of Canada, stepped in.

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Reversal of Fortune: An Extraordinary Story of a Guide Dog

In an extraordinary reversal, a young British blind woman with a seeing eye dog, has an operation that partially restores much of her vision. Then, her guide dog loses her vision and the young woman becomes her “seeing eye” guide.

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The Newfoundland as a Service Dog?

Larger dogs might be more helpful as service dogs for some types of disabilities, such as balance. The Newfoundland is highly regarded for its calm disposition, stable temperament and working history. What are the pros and cons for using this breed as a service dog? With help from McKenzie, the “Newfie” belonging to Tom and […]

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A Mix or a Mutt?

Standing in line behind a woman in a wheelchair, I was fascinated by the service dog attached to her. Knowing how difficult it is to get through a busy day without having to answer questions from curious onlookers like me, I quietly studied the animal trying to decipher what breed he was. Pale, almost cream […]

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It’s Valentine’s Day! Meet our Team and Share the Love

¬†Happy Valentine’s Day to all our wonderful readers and contributors from the My Magic Dog team! My Magic Dog has been blogging for awhile and we thought our readers might like to know something about the wonderful group of people who help us put together the My Magic Dog posts and feeds. So here they […]

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Pets vs Service Dogs

International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations. This year, IADW was August 4-10, 2013.¬† During that time, there was a considerable jump in news and questions about assistance dogs. But, Dr. B is sorry to report, there were just as […]

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