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  1. How Old is to old for a service dog?

    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.
  2. Guidance Please?

    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...
  3. Service Dog --please help :)

    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 petition to help patients who are lacking in funds but need a service animal. Could you please sign and SHARE this petition? Please see...
  4. Looking for a breeder of a Bernese Mix puppy

    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...
  5. Bad luck with service dog prospects!! Is it me?

    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...
  6. Have I made a mistake?

    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...
  7. Can [Human] Health Insurance Cover Service Dogs?

    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:
  8. Psych Service Dog - Boxer or toy breed?

    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...
  9. What are you opinions on these breeds as Service Dogs?

    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...
  10. Chance needs your help!

    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...
  11. help with post puppy depression

    New Additions
    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...
  12. Fake Service Dogs Becoming Increasing Problem

    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:
  13. Should I Register My Dog as a Emotional Support Dog?

    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...
  14. Worried about qualifying for service dog.

    Working Dogs
    Well I'm a college student and I've begun the process of trying to have a Psychiatric service dog awarded to me for my agoraphobia. I'm just worried because, while I know I have agoraphobia I also know other people have it worse than I do. I get intense chest pain with anxiety attacks while in...
  15. Program vs. Owner Trained PSDs

    Working Dogs
    I need a service dog, I am considered disabled and my other treatments aren't working. I've been researching PSDs for years, and I'm a bit baffled by the responses I keep getting. While I've had loads of experience having dogs, my family has never focused on traditional training. Our dogs were...
  16. Neighbor's barking service dog HELP!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone, my neighbor has a dog that barks incessantly and particularly when he is left alone. When I notified the neighbor that the dog was barking non-stop, he informed me that he was a service dog in training because he has seizures. Of course, I said no problem but I would appreciate that...
  17. Getting Dog Certified as a Therapy Dog

    General Dog Discussion
    Hello All! I live in Massachusetts and would like to get my dog certified as a therapy dog. How does this work exactly. Must I register for a team or can I get him certified privately? I have heard that they hold Therapy dog tests at pet stores around the Boston Area. Thanks for any advice...