The Public Access Test* evaluates the dog’s obedience and manners and the handler’s skills in a variety of situations which include: A. The handler’s abilities to: (1) safely load and unload the dog from a vehicle; (2) enter a public place without losing control of the dog; (3) recover the leash if accidently dropped; and (4) cope calmly with an access problem if an employee or customer questions the individual’s right to bring a dog into that establishment. B. The dog’s ability to: (1) safely cross a parking lot, halt for traffic, and ignore distractions; (2) heel through narrow aisles; (3) hold a Sit-Stay when a shopping cart passes by or when a person stops to chat and pets the dog; (4) hold a Down Stay when a child approaches and briefly pets the dog; (5) hold a Sit Stay when someone drops food on the floor; (6) hold a Down Stay when someone sets a plate of food on the floor within 18″ of the dog, then removes it a minute later. [the handler may say “Leave It” to help the dog resist the temptation.]; (7) remain calm if someone else holds the leash while the handler moves 20 ft. away; (8) remain calm while another dog passes within 6 ft. of the team during the test. This can occur in a parking lot or store. Alternatively, you could arrange for a neighbor with a pet dog to stroll past your residence while you load your dog into a vehicle at the beginning of the test. *You don’t actually have to be tested but should be able to do most of them.
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Here are some of our favorite products.
Service Dog Vest
Properly identify your service dog with our new Quick-Ship Vest. Made in the U.S.A. from a high-denier, rugged poly fabric this vest is made to last, available in three different colors, features two Service Dog patches (one sewn on each side) that are clear and easy to read, clear window on the top with 5 (five) of our Service Dog ADA Info cards. Quick-Ship Vest is backed by the standard Wiredog Lifetime Warranty.
Industrial Puppy Service Dog Patches
Available in five designs: EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, IN TRAINING, SERVICE DOG, SERVICE DOG IN TRAINING and THERAPY DOG. Each service dog patch is constructed from durable polyester and has a Hook back. It can be attached to any type of service dog vest that has a Loop strip, or sewn on to vests if there is no Loop attachment available. These patches make it easy to update your dog’s status and helps you save money by allowing you to use a single vest for multiple dogs.
Outward Hound Backpack
Keep your pup safe and comfortable with the Outward Hound PoochPouch Backpack. This pup pack makes carrying your dog safe, comfortable & easy when you’re on the go! Explore new ground with Outward Hound Gear! Our high-quality performance gear will keep your pup safely equipped for every new adventure! Pouch measures 13″ H x 11″ W x 7.5″ D
Outward Hound Front Carrier
Keep your pup safe and comfortable with the Outward Hound Front Carrier. This pup pack makes carrying your dog safe, comfortable & easy when you’re on the go! Explore new ground with Outward Hound Gear! Our high-quality performance gear will keep your pup safely equipped for every new adventure! 8 x 11 x 10 inches, 0.96 ounces
Natural Balance Veg Formula
Complete and balanced premium food. Contains cranberry powder as well, which is great for maintaining a healthy urinary tract. All Natural Balance pet foods have been developed by veterinarians and animal nutritionists. Ingredients: Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Peas, Potato Protein, Canola Oil, Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Vegetable Flavoring, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberries, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-2 Supplement, Folic Acid.
Wysong Vegan Canine/Feline Dry Diet
A natural, meatless vegan dog and cat food. Vegan ingredients with a comprehensive spectrum and high levels of micronutrients. Contains flax-seeds to contribute important omega-3 fatty acids. No artificial additives or non-nutritional ingredients. Suitable for canines and felines of all sizes and breeds. Ingredients: Brown Rice, Corn, Corn Protein, Soybeans, Wheat, Soybean Oil, Pea Protein, Flax Seeds, Molasses, Peas, Dicalcium Phosphate, Montmorillonite Clay, Potato Protein, Wheat Protein, Salt, Coconut Oil, Taurine, Lysine, DL-Methionine, L-Tryptophan, Choline Chloride, L-Carnitine, Chia Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Rice Bran Oil, Calcium Propionate, Kelp, Organic Barley Grass Powder, Blueberry, Citric Acid, Apple Pectin, Yeast Extract, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Chicory Root, Hemicellulose Extract, Yeast Culture, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex), Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus lactis Fermentation Product, Pepper.
Carrington Farms Organic Extra Virgin Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is the most nutritious oil and the perfect choice for health, energy, and shiney coat! Coconut oil has been described by nutritionists as “the healthiest oil on earth.” This unrefined Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is simply pressed and bottled so it retains its original nutrient content, flavor and color. Also it’s said that coconut oil has properties that are antiparasitic (fleas, worms), antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer. Animals love it! It’s also good for people too and can be rubbed on skin to moisturize and retain body heat in cold climates.
Organic Spirulina Powder
Our organic spirulina powder is one of the most complete food sources you will ever find on the planet. Spirulina is a renowned source of protein, chlorophyll, trace minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and is also a world class immune system booster. Spirulina Powder is known to protect and detoxify your body and can help balance your body’s pH (alkalinity). Our raw organic spirulina powder is tank-grown in an environmentally pristine area in South India, away from industrial, agricultural and human development and is dried at low temperatures to preserve the full enzymatic and nutritional value of this amazing superfood. Add our raw Spirulina Powder to juices, shakes and smoothies for an arsenal of nutrients.
Cedarific Natural Cedar Cat Litter
Cedarific is a blend of hardwood and cedar chips. The soft and porous wood fibers absorb liquids while the cedar leaves a clean, refreshing scent. Careful screening and aspiration results in a virtually dust-free product. Cedarific contains no clay or silica dust. Cedarific is made from reclaimed, renewable wood fiber and contains no added chemicals. It is 100% biodegradable and can even be composted or incinerated. This works awesome and lasts many months.
Oster Slicker Brush
Great for loosening mats and lifting the dead undercoat.
Perfect for maintaining your pet’s coat.
Ergonomic design for easy use.