|Barked: Tue Nov 6, '12 12:01pm PST |
|I know this might be overdoing it a bit, however thought I'd ask anyway. Does anyone have a vest for their ESA? I know an ESA is not a service dog, and I'm aware of the differences, but I've been having some issues with me ESA Bella.
Basically with my Agoraphobia the only places that I can go are the places that she can go. So technically she goes with my everywhere to the few places I go to such as therapy. Though I've been having a few problems even at the few places I ever go to. When I'm out, I'm basically peting Bella non-stop, it keeps me focused on her and what she's doing and not on my wild thoughts which lead to panic attacks. If I'm not, my mind goes absolutely crazy which leads to a panic attack in most cases, and though she is trained in grounding during them, I'd rather it not get to that point if I can help it.
So anyway, the problem with having a dog in therapy and places like it is that they don't allow dogs (I cleared it with them though) so everyone thinks it's cute and odd to see a little pug/shih-tzu mix come in, and I get a lot of people who just run up and pet her like crazy, which prevents me from petting her (Not to mention they don't even ask so there is no way I can refuse) This makes me panic, since in the first place it's horrible having someone come up to me, let alone them proventing me from peting her to calm me during it.So I'm wondering, would it be overkill to get her a vest that has "Emotional Support Dog" "Don't Pet Or Distract" "Don't Separate From Owner" On it? Does anyone else do this?