It seems like I see a lot of dogs in service vests. It used to be really rare to see a psd.
I am allowed a dog where I live. He does some things naturally that help me. He licks my face until I get out of bed in the mornng. I get some execise by walking him. And, he is a comfort. Nothing he is trained for that would count as a service.
I have a mental condition that includes anxiety. He does help with some symptoms. (Like responding to noise, helps me know it is real)
I already feel like people are watching and judging.
I hear people saying they want to take their dog everywhere and I don't get it. I do understand if it is a need, but I don't get the desire.
My dog is still trainng and I get stressed just taking him for a walk. I have concerns of him misbehaving, but even if he were trained well I would be anxious taking him in a store or airport.
Don't get me wrong, I love my dog. I don't think I would be a candidate for owning an ESA or psd.