|Barked: Sat Dec 31, '11 7:10pm PST |
|Hi, I've seen a lot of forums on here and decided to join finally. I'm trying to find a psychiatric service dog and had a rather dismal first trial adoption. It was a Saint Bernard, which triggered my disability with her particular snoring to the point I was so anxious she picked up on it and licked her legs so bad it began to bleed. Which at that point I gave her to the rescue I was doing the trial with especially since I wasn't getting any sleep and was in a constant state of worry. I really need a dog to help me sleep. So now I feel horrible because I gave up on her early, before the week was up. And wondering how a Saint Bernard would be able to hike/backpack in New Mexico in the first place given she was hot just riding in the car in the middle of winter. PS our weather is hot (highs 70-100 degrees) for 6 months out of the year and the other 6 we usually have temps in the 35-60 range, rarely do we have highs below this.
I need a dog to help interrupt a lot of anxiety stuff that won't be overly adversely affected, that can be trained to do grounding/deep pressure techniques, and could search a room for me. And I'm a active person but no super active border collies for me. Does anyone have any suggestions for breeds? Or whether I'm an awful person for turning this dog down?
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