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Hennessy

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Does anyone here have a service dog? I’ve been thinking about getting one for all my disabilities. I also want to become a trainer. I believe in the force free method.

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    • Student_girl

      772d

      @Hennessy I have physical disabilities that would wualify me as well as the emotional stuff, my mobility problems are bad enough that I walk with platform crutches, but the asking doc part still stresses me out a lot

    • Chloerando

      773d

      My father has One, For his PTSD. I recommend a Professional trained american Bully? They are great family dogs and Amazing to have around the house, But also can be trained to know where to go, and if they have there vest on they can be very Calm, Very good with Kids Too, So if you want a Friendly but Means Business I recommend a American bully (This is My opinion, you could get something else, get a Chihuahua, There very Ferocious lol)

      • Hennessy

        772d

        @Chloerando I probably will have to get a poodle because they’re hypoallergenic and I also need the dog to guide me because I’m completely blind. There’s a lot more stuff to it too. I have multiple illnesses and disabilities.

    • Maddawg

      773d

      @MJ17 I feel that’s same way since my parents aren’t very good at fully accepting the current reality. I would talk to your therapist or a friend about your fear of doctors to get just over that wall that’s preventing you from asking about a service dog

    • Student_girl

      774d

      I always feel like I don’t deserve help or I’m faking it, even though there is so much evidence that my conditions are real. I also have really bad anxiety around doctors even though I see them all the time. I have a hard time asking or saying stuff to them. My dog is super good with people, but not great with other dogs so idk. I’m super attached to him and terrified to go to college without him next year

      • Hennessy

        772d

        @Student_girl I would say the one thing that can be difficult having a service dog is people are going to stare at you and ask questions. So that can be hard for people who have social anxiety or something like that. If you live in the US I suggest search up the ADA laws that way you know the laws between service dogs and emotional support animals.

        • Student_girl

          772d

          @Hennessy I have physical disabilities that would wualify me as well as the emotional stuff, my mobility problems are bad enough that I walk with platform crutches, but the asking doc part still stresses me out a lot

    • Maddawg

      774d

      @MJ17 why are you scared to ask your doctor? Also there’s a temperament test you can perform with your pet dog to see if they would be a good fit

    • SkylerRose

      774d

      They take care of you, but you have to take care of them to and that can be extremely difficult. I qualify for a ESA, but I can't tell you how many animals I've had that I had to give back cause I couldn't properly take care of them due to my conditions.

    • Student_girl

      774d

      I want one and think I qualify but I’m scared to ask my doctor. Also I have a good pet dog and would want it to be him but don’t know if that’s possuble

    • Maddawg

      774d

      I have one! He’s a multi-purpose service dog

      • Hennessy

        772d

        @Maddawg I definitely need a service dog for multiple purposes. Except I have no idea where to look. I don’t trust myself to owner train because I’m not a trainer yet.

    • Invisible

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      I think it is a wonderful thing for the unconditional love we all so desperately seek.

    • Invisible

      774d

      I wish I could take care of one.

      • Hennessy

        774d

        @Invisible yeah, I think it helps knowing that they will take care of you back.

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