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Where do I post for help in asking in aid getting a service dog?
My current dog has been coming off like shes a TWO(Total Wash Out), as shes not been able to pick up on alerting to my anxiety symptoms or start of my attacks at all... which makes her more of just one more thing I have to worry about when it happens, rather than an aid for me to help lessen the blow.

But I wanna get a pup from a breeder so they can be fully tested to be sure they are going to be suitable for what I need.
Please tell me which forum I should post a link in for it?
I made a PayPal Pool for it... I just don't wanna post in the wrong zone...
 

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Thank you for checking first, and I wish you lots of luck! Unfortunately, this forum doesn't allow any kind of fundraising/crowdfunding posts, since we can't possibly screen and confirm every one to make sure it isn't a scam. Our members can absolutely offer advice about how to select and train a service dog, however, or offer advice if they know any charities or tips for raising the money you need!
 

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Where do I post for help in asking in aid getting a service dog?
My current dog has been coming off like shes a TWO(Total Wash Out), as shes not been able to pick up on alerting to my anxiety symptoms or start of my attacks at all... which makes her more of just one more thing I have to worry about when it happens, rather than an aid for me to help lessen the blow.

But I wanna get a pup from a breeder so they can be fully tested to be sure they are going to be suitable for what I need.
Please tell me which forum I should post a link in for it?
I made a PayPal Pool for it... I just don't wanna post in the wrong zone...
Do you have allergies or breed restrictions? I am in a similar boat- and ended up asking breeders of poodles (due to my own allergies) if their breed lines have been used for service animals, what their temperaments are, and the like. Most reputable poodle breeders (and I'd imagine, other breeders as well), keep in contact with their dogs so they know who washed out, etc. Even the dogs that they breed will sometimes become certified therapy dogs, and have certifications for 'canine good citizen' and the like, which points to their ability to train, and ability to meet new people, etc.
I ended up going through the Carolina Poodle Rescue, and they matched me with a dog who will be able to train for 'deep pressure' therapy.

May I also ask, were you doing owner-driven training, or were you working with a trainer who specializes in P-SD?
 

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May I also ask, were you doing owner-driven training, or were you working with a trainer who specializes in P-SD?
I already have a breeder I have picked. I just need the help with getting up the money to get the dog.

I taught my current girl personally and still feel she would make someone a wonderful service dog... just... not for what I need her for...

She only washes out because she can't pick up on the subtle cues for being a psychiatric service dog. But she tasks very well in other areas and even has done good with commands I only told her on the fly.

By this I mean... I was struggling to get up and said, 'brace'. Mind you, I never taught her this command or even mentioned that word before then.

She braced beautifully and did not move till I was stable.

If she could sense what I need her to she'd be great but she can't pick up on it at all.

Some dogs aren't meant to work that field.

This breeder doesn't breed specific for service dogs but has had some people buy some from her and had an evaluator come and pick for her client.

If I can get up the money for the dog fast enough I plan to see about getting someone to do that for me too. But right now I can't even afford the dog and only have till around October.
 
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