|Barked: Wed Jan 23, '13 8:06am PST |
|I think my last (double- sorry!) post might have been unclear as to exactly what my question is. I live in Canada and when i had a Service dog, i didnt have trouble getting him into places and as you all said people want to pet your dog. I always felt responsible for being a public relations person for Service dogs and now thinking back, i let people pet him but they always asked first. Not being firm enough myself, i guess my Service dog got mixed signals.
As I now go into training my puppy, what did those of you who trained your own Service dog do, like can you bring them to a Farmer's market etc with a vest saying "Service dog In Training". Or later, in teaching them how to behave on a bus? (I do not drive because of balance, vision and hearing problems and an ataxic right side due to brain tumor removals).
And at the end of training your dog, how do you get certified? Or do you really need to? I read here in canada that you have to go through the ADI if you train them yourself which would mean actually going there?. Or that Top Dog, if you go there with your dog, can? Please let me know what I can do and thanks so much for any response.
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