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  1. Dog Breeds
    Hello all! I am currently looking at different breeds for my next service dog prospect and am asking y'all for help. I would first like to add that you need not have experience with service dogs to suggest a breed. So I will first list my requirements then preferences :)...
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    Hello all, I'm new to the forum, next year I will be getting a puppy to train as my psychiatric service dog with the help of a professional service dog trainer. The catch is I'm stuck between two dogs German shepherds and Goldendoodles, the trainer says both are successful in this field...
  3. General Dog Discussion
    Have a friend that has a service dog that is getting up in age and wondering at what point would he need to start considering another addition to the family? Seems like it took a while the first time around. Any advice appreciated.
  4. Working Dogs
    Hello! My name is Hannah, and I am wondering if a service dog would be a good fit for me. I struggle with OCD, hallucinations, delusions, and panic attacks. I will try my best to explain my difficulties to the best of my ability. With my OCD, I am constantly checking and hand washing to the...
  5. Working Dogs
    While completing my clinicals for occupational therapy school, I discovered how costly it is to purchase, own, and train service dogs. I began a change.org petition to help patients who are lacking in funds but need a service animal. Could you please sign and SHARE this petition? Please see...
  6. Introductions
    Hello, I am looking to find a Bernese Mountain Dog mix puppy. I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion which mixes are better. I am also looking to find a breeder that I could get them from. I would like a puppy that is affectionate, moderate energy, loyal, intelligent and outgoing. The...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    This might be a long post, so I'll just jump right in to it. I can't seem to find the right dog for me. Maybe it's just me.. In less than 2 years I've had 5 different dogs (awful I know). I got them with the goal of training them to become service dogs for myself. My first prospect pup was a...
  8. Working Dogs
    Hello everyone. I'm new to the forums and hope I've posted in the correct place. Pardon me if not. This is a long and slightly confusing story, so please bear with me. Seven months ago I bought a service dog prospect (purebred rough collie)named Bonnie from a breeder about an hour away. She was...
  9. Working Dogs
    If you have a disability and use a service dog, can health insurance cover a portion of the cost? Helpful guide for guidedog owners:https://www.healthcare.com/blog/2017/08/03/insurance-cover-service-dogs/
  10. Working Dogs
    Hi there! I'm in the beginning stages of searching for my first psychiatric service dog and am trying to decide on what size breed I should go with. We currently have a boxer who has the perfect temperament for this sort of job, but is too old to start training. If I go with a larger breed, they...
  11. Working Dogs
    I need a psychatric service dog for PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression. I have afew dogs that I prefer to have and I've read about all of them but I have information that has been contradicted by multiple sites and I don't really know what to believe haha. Please do not ask why I want specific dogs...
  12. General Dog Discussion
    Chance is a four year old Flat Coated Retriever that is my task trained service dog. He also competes in agility, is a demo dog for positive reinforcement training and responsible animal ownership, and is just about the sweetest dog I know! I adopted Chance when he was ten months old from...
  13. New Dogs and Puppies
    so in late september/early october, after months of searching, i adopted a border collie puppy to be a candidate for service work. i was told she enjoyed cuddling and would very much have the drive / desire to work. she is now about eleven months old and has been with me for months. when i...
  14. General Dog Discussion
    More and more people are faking 'Service Dogs' in order to bring their dog with them anywhere. Have you encountered this and what are your thoughts? Interesting article about the subject: http://www.animalhearted.com/blogs/animal-blog/19074811-what-s-the-deal-with-fake-service-dogs
  15. General Dog Discussion
    So we're going on vacation this winter, and the resort we're going to only allows 'service dogs.' I did some research on what service dog means, and found out that my Doodle could tecnically be an Emotional Support dog. (He's been very therapeutic for me as I'm recovering from some mental...
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