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My name's NJ ,this is my service dog Hero, and today I'm going to tell you how to get a service dog! Now, this is not going to be a sarcastic video and I could miss out on things, so if you think I missed something in this step list, so
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The first step in determining if a service dog is right for you is going to be what are your needs? So write down things that you cannot do for yourself and, obviously, you have
If you're not disabled, you cannot have a service dog by law.
This is a federal law.
Moving on, you need to make a list of what your needs are so now that you've determined yes, you are disabled, that means that you have one or more life activities that are limited due
So you're going
This means, for example, for me, my asthma, when I have a severe cough attack, I have a tendency to fall to the ground, because I lose my balance from the sheer force of coughing.
A dog could help stabilize me by going underneath me and bracing for me
Similar to what Ollie boy does for Mary Frey.
Another example is that, for instance- I'm trying
Oh! I have severe PTSD.
This means that I have flashbacks and severe panic attacks that often lead
So, with that said, Hero helps me in this way by allowing me- he does blocks for me, he does Deep Pressure Therapy, and he responds to my panic attacks and breaks me out of my flashbacks.
Basically, he enables me
At this point you've decided that yes, a service dog is right for you, or no, maybe a dog isn't the right answer for this.
Maybe a walker or a wheelchair would be better suited
But if your answer was yes, let's continue on to the next step: talking to your family.
It's important that your family and doc
This means you're going to be losing some privacy.
Family has decided that yes, you- it would benefit you, your doctor says yes, you would definitely benefit from having a service dog, so the next step after this is
The best way
This does involve a high risk of the dog not making it as a service dog, or "washing out," which is the term service dog handlers used that basically means the dog has to go through an early retirement, kind of like when someone gets hurt at work or they decide they don't like their job, and they have to quit.
Owner training should only be done if you yourself have extreme amounts of dog experience or if you are very experienced with dog training and have trained working dogs before.
This means you've trained dogs
Program dogs should be utilized if the person doesn't have the time or energy
This is the best option in my mind because you basically are guaranteed a dog, and it's probably going to be around the same wait time that it would be if you owner trained, because you can't technically take that dog out in
This will take the same amount of time that it takes to receive a program dog, generally.
The wait time is worth it.
If you are not willing
You have to take care of that dog, feed that dog, train that dog keep that dog up on their tasks and their skills, and just generally do stuff like that.
So, having a service dog is a lot of work, but it is worth it in the end if you would benefit from having a service dog.
I hope you guys enjoyed this video.
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In the comment section, let me know if you have a program dog or whether you owner trained, and if you think what I've said in this video is correct.
If you guys are interested in doing the giveaway, there's a link down below, where you can enter.
It's just a form that you fill out on Google, and then I will pick a winner at random and then send you your goodie box.
This is thank you for 5,000 subscribers, because I never thought that that would happen.
You do have
I hope you guys enjoyed this video.
I know Hero and I enjoyed filming it, and we will see you guys next time on Paws and Love.
Stay pAWESOME y'all.
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