Updated: Mar 24, 2021
Buckeye Service Dogs receives calls daily from people wanting to train their own service dog. Perhaps the biggest barrier to success for these individuals is finding the right dog!
“ Sadly, most dogs selected by individuals who want to train their own dogs just aren’t appropriate for the work."
So, Christy Talbert has written the book Unicorn Wanted! A Practical Guide to Service Dog Selection to address the overwhelming need for reliable information.
If you want to select and train your own dog, this booklet will be an invaluable tool. If you are considering purchasing a trained service dog, this information will help you judge whether the dog you are being offered is up to the task. If you want to train service dogs professionally, this book will help you select the best dogs for your clients.
You will learn which breeds work best and why; what temperament a dog should have for service work; and how to handle your search and evaluation from first contact with a dog owner or rescue through the dog’s first month in your home.
Christy Talbert has 35 years of experience selecting service dogs and has worked with more than 250 teams.