• After School Care Programs

    Posted on by Don

    Hello to all

    We received and e-mail which we must share with everyone.

    It came form a group called  After School Care Programs, Located in the heart of El Paso County, Colorado.

    Here is what was said.

    Date: Monday, June 1, 2015
    Subject: comments on Kujo Service Dog webpage
    To: webmaster <webmaster@kujotheservicedog.com>
    Hi, My name is Courtney and I’m a mentor and tutor for a small group of kids in my local area. My class and I wanted to give you a shout and send you some virtual “high-fives” on your page, http://www.kujotheservicedog.com/links-service-dog-resources. We’ve been doing a fun research project on the importance of service dogs and decided to bookmark your page, thanks. 🙂 Since we decided to bookmark your page, the kids thought it’d be a brilliant idea to send you a page they found, http://www.dogguard.com/guide-to-service-dogs.html . They figured it’d be a great learning page to add with your other resources. Do you mind adding it? They’d feel so accomplished knowing your other web visitors could benefit from it too. We’d love to hear any feedback you have…maybe even a “high-five” back. 😛 Thank you for your time, Courtney Phillips

    The link was added..

    Here’s more about After School Care Programs

    Our group’s aim is to provide guidance, tutoring and mentoring to those who go without.

    AfterSchoolCarePrograms.com provides educational tools and resources to help kids, and the community as a whole. We provide guidance, education and peer counseling for the youth and those in need.

    Our program is made possible through local and national organizations, community involvement, local businesses and our wonderful staff and volunteers.

    Located in the heart of El Paso County, Colorado, our group of tutors provide kids and teens the adult mentoring they need to succeed. Serving as a positive role model, our tutors and peer mentors can help educate the youth, while simultaneously providing a positive influence.

    Feel free to use the learning resources featured on our website! And if you have any feedback or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


  • Basic Dog Obedience

    Getting a new dog is an exciting time for the entire family, especially if you’re bringing home a puppy. Basic dog obedience classes may be offered in your community but you can train your dog at home by following some general guidelines. Some breeds are quick to learn, including German Shepherds, Border Collies and Shih Tzu’s, but any dog can benefit from acquiring basic dog obedience skills.
    1. Start your obedience training by getting your dog accustomed to wearing a collar.
    Most dogs quickly accept this training aid if you choose a buckle-type collar that does not pinch the dog’s neck or pull their fur. Avoid using choke-chain type collars and adjust your dog’s collar to allow two-finger widths between his neck and the collar.
    2. Hook the 6-foot leash to your dog’s collar.
    A shorter leash does not allow your dog the freedom to obey your commands and a longer leash may be distracting, offering the dog too much freedom. Walk around a bit until your dog realizes that the leash now connects you and him.
    3. Begin training the basic commands.
    “Sit, stay, down, heel and come” are the first five commands dogs most often learn in an American Kennel Club (AKC) basic obedience course. Work on only one or two tasks per day for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. Add new tasks only when your dog masters the previous one.
    4. Train the “sit” command by standing directly in front of your dog, holding his leash above his head with the excess wrapped around your left hand.
    With your right hand, hold a treat above your dog’s nose and tell him to “sit.” Move the treat backward, above your dog’s eye level, causing him to look upward and prompting him to sit down. When he complies, give him the treat and praise him.
    5. Teach your dog to lie down at your feet with the “down” command.
    When your dog can sit upon request, it’s time to train him to lie down. Hold a treat in your closed hand just under his nose and issue the command: “Down.” At the same time, lower your closed hand to the floor just in front of your dog. Some dogs will lie down immediately; others need slight encouragement by pulling downward on their collar. Reward your dog with the treat and praise as soon as he complies.
    6. Position your dog on your left side in a sitting position with his head beside your left leg.
    Wind excess slack in the leash around your left hand. Issue the command, “Heel,” and begin to walk. Take the first step with your left foot; your dog will learn to associate that with heeling. Encourage your dog to walk beside you with gentle tension on the leash.
    7. Instruct your dog to stay in one place after he can consistently sit.
    With your dog sitting in the correct heeling position, hold the end of the leash with your left hand and place your right hand, flat, in front of your dog’s nose while commanding him to “stay.” Step forward with your right foot, turn and stand in front of your dog. Since you didn’t use your left foot, he will learn he is not to heel. After a few seconds, step back beside him, praise him and give him a treat.

    Clicker Training
    Clicker Training

     


  • Dean & Tyler Guide is a mobility assistance harness

    Dean & Tyler Guide is a mobility assistance harness with a sturdy handle, double-ply leather and light-reflective stripes on the chest strap. Girth can fit 25”-31” with five adjustable sizes or 27″ – 35 in size Large. The handle is steel covered in premium leather with a crossbar for additional support; handle may be removed with snap buckles.

    The  DT Guide  is available at The Service Dog Store
    The DT Guide is available at The Service Dog Store

  • ADA Service Dog Law, Inquiries, Exclusions and Charges

    Inquiries, Exclusions, Charges, Rules Related to Service Dogs

      People who have service dogs know the value of having that help that the service dog can provide. Many handlers /owners have confrontations with businesses, hospital staff, taxi drivers, and even doctors and the general public.

    Below you will find the ADA Laws on service dogs.

    Don’t Let businesses run you off. Stand your grown, Stand up for your rights. Our money is no different then anyone else. you are not alone in this.

    Inquiries:

    When it is not obvious what tasks an service dog provides.

    The business owner or their employees may ask you.

    The company staff are limited in their inquiries.

     The Staff may ask two questions:

    (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability.

    (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform.

     Staff may not ask:

    (1) About your disability or require medical documentation.

    (2) Require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog

    (3) Ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.

    The business owner or their employees Not wanting to work around or be in the same room or area?

    I know of  employees of medical centers (hospitals) and even Doctors offices refuse to treat patience because of their service dogs. The staff and even some Doctors have said the dogs can not be in the building or treatment room. Most say they are afraid of, or have allergies to dogs.

     Allergies and fear of dogs are not valid reasons for denying access or refusing service to people using service animals.

    When a person who is allergic to dog dander and a person who uses a service animal must spend time in the same room or facility, for example, in a school classroom or at a homeless shelter, the staff should be accommodated by assigning them, if possible, to different locations within the room or different rooms in the facility or even assign employes who are not afraid or have allergies.

    Establishments that sell or prepare food must allow service animals in public areas even if state or local health codes prohibit animals on the premises.

     

    Exclusions:

    A person with a disability cannot be asked to remove his service animal from the premises unless:

    (1) The dog is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control the animal.

    (2) The dog is not housebroken. ( service dog handler/owner is responsible for clean up and all damages )

    (3) When there is a legitimate reason to ask that a service animal be removed, example: (when having X-rays) The staff must offer the person with the disability the opportunity to obtain goods or services without the animal’s presence.

     

     Charges:

     People with disabilities who use service animals cannot be isolated from other patrons, treated less favorably than other patrons, or charged fees that are not charged to other patrons without animals.

    In addition, if a business requires a deposit or fee to be paid by patrons with pets, it must waive the charge for service animals.

    If a business such as a hotel normally charges guests for damage that they cause, a customer with a disability may also be charged for damage caused by himself or his service animal.

    Staff are not required to provide care or food for a service animal.


  • The Service Dog Store update

    We would like to thank all the customers and followers for the Service Dog Store and Kujo The Service Dog.

    Due to the overwhelming  popularity of our site, we had a Server Crash with the store. All the visitors and orders are safe, not to worry all of your personal information was not jeopardized.

    If you placed orders they have been processed you will received conformation when shipped. You will not be billed until your purchase ships.

    We are rebuilding the store. this will take a couple of weeks or months for it to be complete.

    The new store will be more user-friendly, easier to navigate, easier to complete your transaction.

    You will have to create a new account this process will be much easier.

    Thank You for your countless support.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Don Gillett