🔮Severus Snape (Pupdashian)

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One of this communities most controversial topics! Let’s discuss;
For starters, some of you know Severus has been doing LIGHT PA for a few weeks now. He’s turning 5 months old in a few days. He’s starting his first fear stage which has made him unusually stressed while doing PA. But, he doesn’t seem to be phased if I’m carrying him. Well, I’m not going to carry him because that positioning could encourage him to feel like he needs my protection to be safe. We don’t want that. But I also don’t want to stop all PA and allow this fear stage to set him back. So we’ve decided to use a stroller. Why? Because this way he can still be out and exposed to new things without the added stress of navigating between feet the size of his body, carts, kids etc. It’s finding a compromise so he doesn’t “burn out” as most call it, but doesn’t let this stage beat him. So that begs the question, can he even task in a stroller? YES. Now, this doesn’t account for all dogs and any SD should be able to work on the ground as well. Sev will with age and experience. The stroller is not a permanent thing, believeee me. But yes he can task. He’s an alert dog. He doesn’t need to be at my feet to see/hear/smell cues. He also doesn’t need to touch me to alert. As of now, he does alert through touch. But he’s a problem solver. If he can’t reach me, he stands on his hind legs like a kangaroo and just stares at me😂it works. My point being, he’ll still be able to alert in some shape or form while in the stroller whether it’s staring, reaching for me etc. We just have to learn as a team, what the signal is. This goes for any alert dog. While sure it’s not “professional” looking, if a stroller is what’s best for you as a team at the time, use it. Your dog isn’t there to impress other people. They’re there to help you. Even some fully trained small SDs can be safer in a stroller at say amusement parks or large events. It’s a personal preference, but it doesn’t affect your ethicality. If the dog can work and help you, is safe and not a disturbance, IT’S ETHICAL. So small dog handlers, don’t be ashamed to do whatever you have to to keep your dog safe. And handlers with puppies, same to you. Compromise.

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So ignore the fact that my psychopath can’t hold his head still...BUT LOOK AT HIS NEW HARNESS!!! We were going to purchase a cheapy, black Medical Alert harness from Amazon because I’ve decided to switch to harness style vests since I feel more comfortable not walking him on a collar (he’s not a puller by any means, so a harness works fine). He’s still got his wiredog vest but he’s already growing out of his Halloween one (my bad, I underestimated on sizing! Oops!) and his other T&M vest won’t fit til he’s slightly bigger and I’ll need to purchase a small harness to put under it. ANYWAY, so I showed Susan ( @trainedandmaintained ) what I was planning to buy and she insisted that she would make us one even better that won’t fade and fall apart. Love her. And y’all, I gave her no sketch, no model, nothing to follow. Just his girth and neck measurements. AND LOOK WHAT SHE MADE!!! It fits PERFECTLY and looks amazingggg! It also feels super sturdy and I just love the colors😍Susan at it again. She’s friggin amazing. How does she make such good gear? And as usual she threw in some extra goodies. She’s awesome. Seriously guys, what did we do to deserve her? I also love that she placed the patches on this vest in the exact position I put them on his green vest😂She knows me so well🐩

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That face you make when your mom is ignoring your alert to take a picture😧My service lion🦁
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Always learning new things💪🏻So so proud of this boy. I gotta say, Poodles are pretty damn smart🐩Also, ignore the TV blasting in the background lol
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So I made a joke...and now it's a shirt😂Link in our bio👆🏻

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"Excuse me, mom, I know you're doing some work and all but I must alert."😐He just stares at me when he can't reach😂
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When it's finally fall weather but you're tiny and can't keep yourself warm so your mom gets you PJs but they show off your butt and you're happy but mom says you're too young🤷🏼‍♀️🍂🌬Guess we'll be needing to purchase a bodysuit from @trainedandmaintained soon😈Literally the best doggie PJs. Rajah's still haven't faded, ripped, stretched etc. Not so sure about these Amazon ones👆🏻We'll see!
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I've never really noticed how much of a difference a dog with proper structure and build makes until getting Severus. He just looks so healthy and well built! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my rescues. I just really enjoy seeing what a well bred dog can look like🤗
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Sorry the video is sideways, but here's Severus's progress with retrievals! He now knows his "leash" and knows to pick up anything his pull tab is attached to! I'm so proud of this little baby😍
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Practice practice practice💪🏻Sev knows more than just tasks (obviously)! Also, for anyone concerned, my mom was right off to the side blocking Sev from going down the isle lol
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I keep forgetting to post this lol. I love my little boy! Also, let's all wish our friend @westcoast_pups good luck in her show with Cash today! We're going to try and make it to the next one!
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"Step here my ass! It didn't move! Iz broken!"😤
Poor Severus is too light to set off any of the decorations😆We went to visit his "friend" today (the jumping spider decoration that startled us last time). He actually wanted to go say hello to it this time! Didn't even flinch when it jumped out! And, one of the workers who loved him last time recognized him, but knew not to distract him!
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But first, lemme take a #skelfie ☠️💀☠️
(Just an FYI, I told him to smell the shirt. When I pulled it off the shelf I was a bit over enthusiastic and startled him so I had to do some damage control and show him it was just a shirt😂We ended up getting him one so we're gucci, he loves it.)
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"Look Sev!"
*Severus looks*
"That's what I'm gonna be for Halloween!"
*Sev thinking that his costume is gonna be way better than mine*☠️👻🎃
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Here are some of the T-Shirts we are currently selling on TeeSpring! The money will go toward Severus and his gear etc., but I made sure to price the shirts as low as a could so the profit is only about $2 a shirt. But for you guys, that means they only cost about $15! Stickers are $6 and the hoodies/tanks vary👚Link is in our bio for all of these!
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Since we're just a BIT excited for Halloween🎃👻🦇I think I'm going to be "Jackie" Skellington and Severus will be "Hero" aka Jack as a female and Zero as a black ghost dog😆
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Ok maybe I'm the only one but I think he's pretty neat🙉
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That face you make when you got to meet your first cat AND see your breeder today😛I thought he was going to explode into a cloud of glitter, he was so happy!
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Amongst the hurricanes, fires and earthquake tragedies at this time, please take a moment or more today to remember those we lost in 9/11 and the first responders who saved so many lives. And please remember those who were victims, but survived as well. Never forget. Never surrender. We are America, and America is STRONG🇺🇸

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Look at our adorable new profile pic, painted by the amazingly talented @servicedogblog 💚
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We're sending our love and prayers to those affected by hurricane Irma and Jose right now🖤

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Service Dog Chronicles: Today's Story
Part 1 - Walking through the mall with @servicepawz
*Worker makes kissy noises at Severus and pats his leg to call him. I am holding Severus at this time due to crowds*
Me: He's a service dog that's very rude.
Worker: I don't understand-he doesn't have a sign.
Me: Yes he does.
Worker, now yelling after us: But you're carrying him.
McKenna: Doesn't mean he's fake!

Part 2 - Trying To Get Past a Crowd
Lady, leaning in to pet Severus: Oh he's so cute!
Me, pulling away: He's a service dog please don't pet him.
Lady: Oh...so he's a service dog. What kind of dog is he?
Me: Toy Poodle.
*we quickly get past the lady*

Part 3 - Waiting Outside
*Severus is laying in the shade. It's only 85 degrees out.*
Lady, yelling across the parking lot: He's too hot!
*I ignore her until she repeats herself*
Lady: You need to take him inside.
Me: He's fine.
Lady: Ok but he's panting.
Me: Yes dogs pant.
Lady: He's too hot.
Me: He's fine.
Lady: Ok but I know dogs-
Me, cutting her off: I work with dogs for my career.
Lady, walking away mumbling: You shouldn't take your dogs out if you won't bring them into the AC.
Do not call a service dog or any strange dog to you. Do not back talk someone for informing you not to do so. Do not pet strange dogs without asking. Do not assume that I don't know what's best for my dog and that he's "too hot". I was in pants and a long sleeve and was barely warm. Dogs pant. I know what panting and symptoms to watch for and I know my dogs go out in 100 degree weather to sleep by choice. Dogs are animals not glass. If it's not too hot for me (and I'm sensitive to heat) it's not too hot for him and it's not your business. You had no idea I was just waiting for someone. And you had no right to yell at me infront of everyone in the parking lot. Be respectful. It's not that hard.

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