|Barked: Wed May 16, '12 6:51pm PST |
|This is basically the situation I am in with Aidan. He works for me at home and work, that's pretty much it. Since the laws for housing and employment are different from the ADA, they aren't necessarily linked to being public access trained. Aidan has some public access training, enough that I feel comfortable taking him with me to the quiet pharmacy down the street, but I would not take him to the mall or the grocery store where it is considerably a more stressful environment.
This is a temporary situation for the next year or so while I'm on a waitlist for a program dog, since I would like to be able to go more places and it is very difficult to do that right now. Obviously when I made the decision to essentially "wash" Aidan from public access, it didn't make sense to wash him from working at the office, where he is near perfect, and go without a dog for 2 years while I wait for the program! Aidan's task training and public access work has been documented in the event that I would need it for some kind of emergency access or future employment/housing situations!
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