🐕How To Get A Service Dog ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ

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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 an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> speak, then go ahead and let me know down below in the comments.

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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 an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> be disabled so if you are not disabled and you still want to get a service dog, unfortunately, that is not an option for you and I will make a video all about why that is and why it is actually fair, in another time.

You have an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> be disabled.

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 an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> your illness or disorder and.

So you're going an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> make a list of things that you cannot do for yourself that you think a dog could do for you.

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 an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> lean on them while I finish my cough attack.

Similar an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> what, um.

Similar to what Ollie boy does for Mary Frey.

Another example is that, for instance- I'm trying an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> think of a good one.

Oh! I have severe PTSD.

This means that I have flashbacks and severe panic attacks that often lead an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> me passing out and, for a time, actually prevented me from going an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> school, and grocery shopping, and just doing basic things that humans need in their lives in order an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> be successful and live.

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 an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> be able to live normally and go out and not be limited by my disability.

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 an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> help you with your needs.

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 docan style="text-decoration: underline;">toan>rs are all on board with this decision because it's kind of like deciding to have a child.

You need an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> make sure that you are prepared: physically, mentally, and also financially, an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> care for an animal that will be by your side 24/7.

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 an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> determine whether or not you have- you want to go: through a program or an organization that trains service dogs for you and then places you with one, or whether you want to owner train, which is what I did for Hero technically, and is basically you training the dog yourself.

The best way an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> determine this is to ask yourself: do you have the time, energy, and financial stability in order to train a puppy, bring a puppy into the household, take care of that puppy for two years until the dog is fully trained.

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 an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> do agility, or trick dog training, you know stuff like that.

Program dogs should be utilized if the person doesn't have the time or energy an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> deal with a washout, a puppy, or if they just simply don't have enough experience an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> train a dog on their own.

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 inan style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> public 24/7, unless your dog is fully trained.

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 an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> wait for something like this, then a service dog probably is not the best option for you, because service dogs involve a lot of patience, time, and waiting.

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.

If you did, please leave a huge like down below.

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 an style="text-decoration: underline;">toan> be subscribed to me and be following all of my social media accounts, which are listed down below in the description box.

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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