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Service & Therapy Dogs > New to the forum
Queen- Belladonna- PSDiT

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Barked: Sun Jun 21, '15 6:05pm PST 
First welcome! And on the other thing the site has been going through some changes in the last couple months so yeah you are gonna have that. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > How young is too young for Service Dog training?
Queen- Belladonna- PSDiT

I'm a Queen who- works like a- pesant
 
 
Barked: Sat Jun 13, '15 9:32am PST 
Isis learns everything really quickly. She already knows that one of her two harnesses means that she gets to go in the SUV for rides. She also mastered the ramp like it was nothing. She learned MY hand signals for sit,stay and wait in a few days. She is getting to a point where she can be allowed to run in the yard without a leash and wont leave the yard. Her owners and I use that term very loosely, dropped her off a couple weeks ago along with about 1/8 of a bag of puppy food that she wouldnt eat and that was making her sick and havent returned any of my texts or phone calls. I have even had their family members who are friends of mine try contacting them so that they know I have had to change Isis's food and take her to the vet to try and make her feel better. I withheld food for 24 hours then gave her a tiny bit of boiled venison and rice to see how that would sit on her tummy and she was able to keep that down. Vet told us to give her a little pepto to settle the tummy. Anyway Isis is VERY smart, just with not knowing what breed(s) she is its hard to know if she will be the size I want for my Service Dog as I like a bigger dog. I am only saying this as an IF I am right and her owners aren't planning on coming back for her. I know I have to wait 30+ days before we can legally say that she is our dog.
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Puppy Place > Quick couple of questions about my pup! Please help!

Queen- Belladonna- PSDiT

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Barked: Tue Jun 9, '15 5:04pm PST 
The thunder shirt does work really well. At least it did on my Bella.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Few quick questions about flyers and vests

Queen- Belladonna- PSDiT

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Barked: Sun May 31, '15 3:21pm PST 
Sitstay.com has good looking durable vests for your dog. They are pretty cheap from what I have seen and I have purchased two of them one for my husband's first SD that has now lasted through 3 dogs and one for my own dog
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Service & Therapy Dogs > How young is too young for Service Dog training?

Queen- Belladonna- PSDiT

I'm a Queen who- works like a- pesant
 
 
Barked: Fri May 29, '15 8:46pm PST 
I know that I might end up having to partly retire Bella because of an issue that has come up and am looking at possibly getting a puppy to take over for Bella. I dont want a really young puppy under 3 months old as I dont really have the time to really handle the housebreaking part with school and homework. I have been puppysitting a young Dutch Shepherd puppy and have fallen in love with her. I get the feeling that her owners are getting ready to do what I call a dump and run out on her. She is so completely glued to my side during the times I am home like now that I am home for the summer that if I even think of moving from my spot to go to the bathroom or the bedroom she has to be right with me. She is about 4 months old I THINK but I am not sure right now. I know that Tank was around 3 months when he started training because it was around the time that Katana passed on. Bella was older around 9 months when she started training. IF I was to end up with the puppy how young is too young to start teaching her what Bella knows?
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Camping with SD
Queen- Belladonna- PSDiT

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Barked: Tue May 19, '15 12:25pm PST 
I'll add in one other thing and that would be the doggie first aid kit. I doubt that the camp would be prepared for any emergencies concerning your dog, should they arise, so make sure that you carry a first aid kit for your dog and for yourself. My husband and I have taken Tank and Bella out on hikes and made sure that we had boots so that their paw pads didnt get torn up on the trails so that is another thing you might want to look at.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > How to explain to family why you are taking your dog everywhere when the family don't care.

Queen- Belladonna- PSDiT

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Barked: Mon May 18, '15 11:19am PST 
The brother that made the comment has seen how Tank and Bella help us and he seemed like he wanted to learn. Now he has to be snotty and cruel about the fact that we need the dogs. My husband who is Tanks handler is a disabled veteran who suffers from PTSD as well as other issues and I have been told I have secondary PTSD as well as PTSD myself that's why I have Bella. She will alert me to people behind me and will put herself between me and the people behind me to keep me safe. Tank does DPT for my husband and Bella will curl up and cuddle on my lap if we are in a location where I can sit on the ground. My siblings are all older and although we have the same mom we have a different dad but they treat me like I am a leper and have since before my mom passed away 7 years ago. I have pretty much given up on getting through to them on anything. In fact one of my sisters told me to quit writing and get a real job because writing will never pay the bills.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > How to explain to family why you are taking your dog everywhere when the family don't care.

Queen- Belladonna- PSDiT

I'm a Queen who- works like a- pesant
 
 
Barked: Sat May 16, '15 8:59am PST 
First let me start off by saying I know its been a while since most of my friends here have seen or heard from Tank and Bella and I but we have all been busy. Now on to what I have a problem with... This week my soon to be 18 year old son had an awards program at his school for the NJROTC or Naval Junior Recruit Operations Training Corps, which he is a third almost forth year cadet. He called and asked if my husband and I would be there and we told him that of course we would be. To make a long story short we took the dogs to the awards ceremony and since my sister, who my son lives with, is "allergic to dogs" (total BS because they share the home they live in with my step-dad and his Chi Bandit) we sat on the far side of the room. My brother walked by us and made some snide comment along the lines of "its pretty damn bad when you cant even go to your sons awards ceremony without having to bring the two dogs along. Just goes to prove that the dogs are more important than your kid." I have tried time and again to explain to my four siblings that Tank and Bella allow my husband and I to be able to be out in public because they keep us calm and ground us when we start getting too stressed. They think its all in our heads and that we are just trying to get attention. How do we explain it any better than what we already have tried?
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Booties, A question and advice needed

Queen- Belladonna- PSDiT

I'm a Queen who- works like a- pesant
 
 
Barked: Mon Feb 16, '15 6:44pm PST 
Tank and Bella both have the ruffwear boots and they dont seem to bother their paws at all. I bought Tanks in the grey and Bella's in red then dyed Tanks blue to go with his gear. I love the boots and so do the dogs. We used them last fall at a car show and although we got some funny looks the dogs paws didnt get hurt.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Veterinarian for SD
Queen- Belladonna- PSDiT

I'm a Queen who- works like a- pesant
 
 
Barked: Sat Nov 1, '14 4:17pm PST 
Hey Breezy have you tried the ruff wear grip tex boots on her? Thats the type that my husband and I use for our two SDs. They dont seem to rub their dew claws at all. We use a liner first then the boots and they seem to work well for them. You might try those before thinking of the surgery.
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