Thoughts on a service dog
Today, my aunt came up with an idea that was floating around in my head for a few days now. “What about a service dog for you?”
It would aid me in many different ways. I like to make lists so let’s do one with pros and cons for getting a service dog.
- Aid in daily tasks
- Provide me with protection when I’m alone in the city
- Make me walk him or her when I don’t really feel like moving around too much
- Give me reason to be proactive instead of being passive
- Develop a close bond between the dog and myself when I am the one training him
- Provide people with a clear visual image of the fact that I am in fact not drunk (most of the times)
- Needs to be trained over the course of a few years
- Weekly trips to the trainer
- Food and other accessoires
So, apparently the Con list is much shorter than I initially expected it to be, as it is apparent that a trained service dog can be taken virtually everywhere. And no one will tell him or her to stay outside if I need him or her to be with me.
I like the idea of having a dog that takes care of me just as much as I take care of it.
You virtually start a family when you get a dog. - My mum
I like this idea of my mum. But it is never the less a quite lengthy process to find a suitable dog and to train him, it will be a challenge but nevertheless a challenge that I am willing to take on.
Till next time.