|Barked: Tue Oct 30, '12 4:06pm PST |
|Owner training a service dog is a huge undertaking. If you are sure you want to owner/train, then I suggest finding a good trainer to guide you.
Not only must you train your dog to perform the work or tasks to mitigate your disability, you must train your dog to be steady, calm and comfortable in public.
The Psychiatric Service Dog Society has some information describing Service Dog and public access training.
PSDS Owner-Training Standard
Public Access Standard
It is not something to be chosen lightly. This is not meant to discourage you, but to let you know what you would have ahead of you.
Best of luck to you!
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