Susquehanna Service Dogs

Gold Star Service Dog Behavior: Heel

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All of our puppy raisers teach their service dogs in training 26 behaviors. However, there are a few that we consider “gold star” behaviors. These are the behaviors that we would love for all of our dogs to know by the time they come to the kennel for advanced training. These gold star behaviors are “lap,” “visit,” “heel,” “back,” and loose leash walking.

Right now, all of our puppies in training are working on “heel” in puppy class. When the behavior is finished, the dog should swing his hind legs around until he’s standing parallel against his handler’s left side.

Creative Behavior Challenge: Can Dogs Paint?

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We have some budding artists in our Northeast Puppy Raising Program, and they all have four paws. SSD Olympia and the other service dogs in training in our Northeast group are learning how to draw and paint, and it’s all part of their service dog training.

Future Service Dogs: Whelping a Litter of Puppies for the First Time

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The Jackson family thought that whelping a litter of puppies in their home would be a fun thing to do.

Turns out, they were right.

The Jacksons are whelping their first litter of puppies, the D litter. Dexter, Dory, Dudley, Duke, Delilah, Diesel, Dewey, and Diego just turned six weeks old, and they’ve been living with the Jacksons since they were three days old. The mom, GEB Boise from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, gave birth to the eight puppies on June 25 at the SSD kennel.

Caped Crusader Has Passion for Pups

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High school student Brandon Noggle, a volunteer with Susquehanna Service Dogs, receives the Caped Crusader award from Central Penn Parent Magazine for his dedicated volunteer work with Susquehanna Service Dogs. Noggle and his family have raised several puppies for Susquehanna Service Dogs, and he is always willing to help with any job that needs to be done.

Watch the original video on abc27 WHTM

A Perfect Pairing Wine Tasting Event to Benefit Susquehanna Service Dogs

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Join Susquehanna Service Dogs for A Perfect Pairing, an evening of wine tasting, dinner, a winery tour, and a service dog demonstration. A Perfect Pairing benefits Susquehanna Service Dogs.

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Join Susquehanna Service Dogs for A Perfect Pairing, an evening of wine tasting, dinner, a winery tour, and a service dog demonstration. A Perfect Pairing benefits Susquehanna Service Dogs.

Puppy Raisers Needed for Susquehanna Service Dogs

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Susquehanna Service Dogs, a nonprofit program based in Grantville, Pennsylvania, is looking for caring individuals and families to raise Labrador Retriever puppies to become service dogs. 

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Susquehanna Service Dogs, a nonprofit program based in Grantville, Pennsylvania, is looking for caring individuals and families to raise Labrador Retriever puppies to become service dogs. 

Meet Hamlet, Lancaster Co. Courthouse's Newest Employee

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SSD Hamlet, a facility dog trained by Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg, PA, is now working as a courthouse dog for Lancaster 
County Courthouse. Only the second dog in the nation to work in the treatment courts, Hamlet will help reduce stress and anxiety for participants in the Veterans, Mental Health, and Drug Treatment Courts.

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SSD Hamlet, a facility dog trained by Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg, PA, is now working as a courthouse dog for Lancaster 
County Courthouse. Only the second dog in the nation to work in the treatment courts, Hamlet will help reduce stress and anxiety for participants in the Veterans, Mental Health, and Drug Treatment Courts.

There’s a New Dog in Town at the Lancaster County Courthouse

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On June 26, SSD Hamlet will join the Lancaster County Courthouse as a facility dog, where he will be assisting in the Lancaster County Veterans, Mental Health, and Drug Treatment Courts to help reduce anxiety and tension for participants. SSD Hamlet was trained by Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg. 

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On June 26, SSD Hamlet will join the Lancaster County Courthouse as a facility dog, where he will be assisting in the Lancaster County Veterans, Mental Health, and Drug Treatment Courts to help reduce anxiety and tension for participants. SSD Hamlet was trained by Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg. 

Tee Up for Keystone Human Services’ Golf Tournament

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Join Keystone Human Services for the annual Keystone Golf Tournament on September 22 at the Country Club of Harrisburg. The tournament includes a round of golf, raffles, contests, and dinner, and benefits Keystone Human Services’ children and family services, including Capital Area Head Start and Susquehanna Service Dogs.

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Join Keystone Human Services for the annual Keystone Golf Tournament on September 22 at the Country Club of Harrisburg. The tournament includes a round of golf, raffles, contests, and dinner, and benefits Keystone Human Services’ children and family services, including Capital Area Head Start and Susquehanna Service Dogs.

Service Dogs Embark on Journey of Service

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Starting June 9, five service dogs will join their human partners for Team Training through Susquehanna Service Dogs. These working service dogs will assist their partners in everyday tasks, helping their partners lead more independent lives in the community.

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Starting June 9, five service dogs will join their human partners for Team Training through Susquehanna Service Dogs. These working service dogs will assist their partners in everyday tasks, helping their partners lead more independent lives in the community.

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