I NEVER WANTED A DOG. WE never wanted a dog, the adults, that is. Don’t get me wrong, dogs are great, when they are someone else’s responsibility. A kid is plenty of responsibility for us. A kid with special needs….more than enough. A kid with special needs AND a dog? Our cup runneth over. But … Continue reading Levi, the autism service dog in training
Training your own service dog isn’t cheap, it’s not easy and there’s no guarantee of success. THE AVERAGE PERSON who wants a service for him or herself or a loved one and decides to owner-train, likely has a 50:50 chance of succeeding. That's not scientific. It's an observation based on my career as a service dog … Continue reading Owner-training: does it work?
The Invisible Disabilities Association defines invisible disabilities as a physical, mental or neurological condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities and is invisible to the onlooker. YOU'RE AT WALMART. You see a dog wearing a vest that says "service dog in training". You're a dog lover, so you start talking to the dog and approach … Continue reading Invisible disabilities