|Barked: Wed Jan 16, '08 7:33am PST |
I have a Lhasa apso (Harley), she will be 2 in febuary. I got her from a lady who could no longer take care of her due to a newborn baby, when she came to me, Harley was 18 months old, It was very obvious she had not been trained. I've tried my best with her and she can now sit, lay down, "dance" turn around, stay.
Right, s the reason i decided to get Harly is because i have severe anxiety problems, consisting of panic attacks, agrophobia, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Harley has helped me so much to get out and begin to overcome my agrophobia, however... Now is the time when i need to get back into the community, going to town ect, i feel i cannot do this without harley, she really does carm me down and takes my mind off a panic attack.
She's very playful, loud, always running about and wanting attention from people.
I cannot have her doing this if i am to take her into town, into shops, and to therapy appointments.
I would love to have her as a service/working/therapy dog, so what can i do? is it too late to train her being nearly 2 years old?
Because of my problems i do not work, therefore do not have much money so cannot afford expert training. any ideas?
Thankyou for reading this, sory it's so long, i thought i would give you as much info as possible.
Kara & Harley