Is anyone familiar with service dog training? How does obedience training in these dogs differ from what we train for in our hunting and test dogs? Is it mostly positive reinforcement and who puts out books or videos on this type of training, or references?
THe part I'm most curious about is just OB mainly. Not knowing anything about their training it seems like these dogs would need an extreme measure of socialization to be able to do what they do. I talked with a guy camping this weekend who was training his dog to be a seizure assist dog and just noticing how he went about handling the dog around people and new situations and then doing a little OB with him on the side with some bacon from the morning breakfast, the dog was only 7 mo old so still a pup but very easy going already.