Greenfiretrucks

231d

Hello! I have a autism service dog named moe he’s the best!! Does anyone else have one and know what to say to people talking to your dog when ur pretty much non existent in public or super over stimulated like me?

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    • spookyspoonie

      231d

      All you have to say is that he's working and needs to focus. I always tell people that my boy is still in training and cant have strangers talking to/touching him. That being said.... my boy is a 90lb German shepherd and most people in public seem afraid of him even though he's a service dog 😅 so I may have scary dog privileges on this one haha

    • Mouse12144

      231d

      Does he have a service dog jacket,harness, bandanna, lead or collar or any identification that he is a service dog ?

      • Mouse12144

        231d

        @Mouse12144 If not get something to identify that says I’m working no look , no talk, no pet , don’t distract kinda thing and maybe get your self some kinda vest or something that also identifies him as a working that says something like my dog is working don’t distract as it’s dangerous for me when he is distracted

        • Greenfiretrucks

          228d

          @Mouse12144 yeah he usually does, I just find it really hard with kids.

    • ItsErin

      231d

      I have extreme autism and anxiety and have a service dog called Rory. I tend to say sorry he's working or sorry he's a service dog and Rory leads me away although recently my anxiety is so bad that I avoid going out because of how many people are standoffish, claim I don't need him or just are generally quiet judgemental whenever I go into places with him. One particular place was The Range, I took him in there and they said no dogs so I explained that he was an assistant dog and they were like "mhmm" and followed me around the whole shop, I had a panic attack and Rory took me out of the shop. Haven't been there since. Sorry, I know I got sidetracked anyway all I can suggest is you have someone with you who can speak while you're overstimulated or panicked.

    • j_Bug

      231d

      would you be willing to share any of the tasks that Moe helps you with? I'm starting to get super curious abt SDs for autism

      • Greenfiretrucks

        228d

        @j_Bug yeah! When he realizes that I’m starting to feel overstimulated he performs a task called “takedown” which uses deep pressure therapy to ground me! Also ptsd and autism don’t go well together for me so he disrupts any harmful behaviors! Hope it helps! Moe is also a seizure alert dog!

    • ambll1031

      231d

      I always freak out when I have my service dog with me and people want to touch her sometimes I can get out no she's training and other times I freak and say sure because they are expecting me to say yes. I need to be more firm in her training outside the house and idk how to either.

      • Greenfiretrucks

        228d

        @ambll1031 me too! With my autism I find it really hard to talk to strangers and especially when they create small talk

    • Starcycle

      231d

      I'm so sorry I have no help but I'm autistic and have been hyperfixating on Service Dogs (going to train one) and PUPPERRRRRR sorry again just had to freak out about hyperfixation for a second 😅

    • Whitelaws254

      231d

      Listen I got an emotional support wolf yes wolf not a dog she’s the best as she is not friendly but if people are speaking to him you tell them no don’t touch him he’s here for me not anyone’s else’s satisfaction if he talks to them you will have to teach him that he doesn’t speak to anyone but concentrate on you unless he is not working your best to say he’s a service dog because many will use working against you and say if it’s a working animal it’s not special so what right you to tell us no As a result you will get major abuse so you are best to say service animal Because then they cannot under any surcomestances hold that against you so you don’t want that people are very incredibly selfish nowadays good luck to him and you I say this with experience of owning a wolf but also I got her as an emotional support animal the difference with me if they don’t listen when I tell them no I can literally simply say it’s a wolf not a dog so don’t approach her lol🤣🤣🙂

      • Greenfiretrucks

        228d

        @Whitelaws254 that’s awesome! Wolf seems amazing! It’s just having autism I don’t really talk out loud so it’s alittle hard.

        • Whitelaws254

          228d

          @Greenfiretrucks that makes sense I rarely talk out because of anxiety is usually the wolf that chase them away or my mum

    • Ash.G

      230d

      I wish I could have a service dog for my disabilities.

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