01-18-2015, 06:42 PM
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And you have a right to be proud of your dog and yourself.
Have you read The Possibility Dogs? It involves, among other things, a woman who's already done search and rescue work with her golden retriever training an abandoned dog to work as her assistance dog. One of the issues she has is OCD, which is why I thought you might be interested in reading it if you haven't. She also tells the stories of a number of other people with PSA dogs, such as a fireman who had PTSD issues after surviving a particularly horrible fire. Really, it's a good book if you just love dogs and are interested in what services they can learn to provide, but since you have a dog who is a PSA dog, I would imagine you might find it even more interesting, since you could relate to the whole process of training a psychiatric service dog in a way I couldn't. The most I've done is trained a therapy dog, which isn't even close to as much work from what I could glean from the book. I don't know if it's still on sale, but a while ago, I got it for my Nook for something like $2.99, and I know I could have gotten it equally cheaply on my Ipad. I just prefer holding my Nook to holding my Ipad when it comes to reading.