Sup guys. . Is anyone's gsd a service dog? I want to get my dog certified? Does anyone have v any info they can give greatly appreciated!
Wouldn't it take almost that long to start from a puppy and get them to a fully trained service dog anyway?Understanding that getting an already certified SD is impossible here ..there is a 2 year waiting list with all the agencies that provide affordable dogs..privately trained and certified run about 30K :shocked:
Yes , we are looking at about an 18 month ( so , not quite 2 years) and 5 thousand dollar investment in training if he passes and becomes SDIT once he hits about a year and finished intermediate and CGC with this same trainer.Wouldn't it take almost that long to start from a puppy and get them to a fully trained service dog anyway?
Actually there are service dogs for anxiety/depression. The condition must disabling and the dog does tasks to mitigate the disability to be a service dog, but these conditions can be.And also, as said, the dog needs to be trained to do an actual task that mitigates your disability. A dog that helps with anxiety or depression does not count as a service dog and does not have public access rights.
I think you're thinking of an Emotional Support Dog. However, there are service dogs for extreme cases of anxiety-- such as severe PTSD.And also, as said, the dog needs to be trained to do an actual task that mitigates your disability. A dog that helps with anxiety or depression does not count as a service dog and does not have public access rights.
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.