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Is a Service Dog Right for You? Owning and working with a Service Dog could be one of the most satisfying and beneficial experiences of your life. However, it could also prove to be a frustrating and taxing endeavor. The difference between benefit and burden lies solely within you. Since you are visiting our website, you may have already dreamed of all of the benefits this magnificent animal might bring you. The purpose of this page is to guide you to the best possible decision for you.
The Bottom Line PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION found in the tabs above. After taking the time to answer all of the questions that have been proposed here, it all boils down to answering this question “do the projected benefits of a Service dog outweigh the expected burdens?” If the answer is yes, then you may very well be an excellent candidate for a Service Dog. However, if the answer is no, you may be better off seeking alternative interventions for your disability. Consider making a chart with Burdens on one side and Benefits on the other. List all the possible pros and cons and then take time to review the lists. If you are happy in your decision that you can accept all of the burdens a Service dog may bring in order to reap the benefits, please review the pages for the T.E.A.C.H. program or a Custom Trained SD . Then, if you are still happy with the decision to participate in a Committed Canine program, feel free to complete the application, which will contain a question as to whether you have read and fully understand the information on this pre-work page. There is no cost to submit an application. When we are excetionally busy, we prioritize our telephone-return-call time based on whether we have received an application.
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