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J Term --- Service Dog Training

Jan 05, 2016 8:59 AM

Okay, do today is the fiat day of "J Term" aka January Term, because my school said the rush of tests after break is stupid, let's take this extra month (after final projects) and let the teachers geek out on their favorite topics...

So yeah. Anyway, I'm taking a class on dog training, which I'm hoping will be useful, but it is also about service dog training this year...

I'm wondering if the walking and being around dos all day will make me feel better, through all the crap going on at home. On a side note, my grandparents said "you canmoveinwithus, but not your roommate" Grrrrr... also, their dog is mean and I don't trust her with a sweet shy dog like Gussie.

So yeah...pretty excited for J Term, the only other class is math 😉 Wish me luck!

Jan 05, 2016 9:35 AM

I'm getting an emotional support dog later this year thru companions for heros (dogs/cats for disabled veterans) I'm so excited to have a dog that I can take with me everywhere and help me deal with the pain! I start training with her later this year since I'm probably having another spinal cord stim put in my back soon since my CRPS spread to most of my body this year.

Jan 05, 2016 6:59 PM

Ferretbandit, I wish you the best! Learn all you can, and enjoy your class.

Congratulations Meganblonde! 😷🙏🌼

Jan 05, 2016 7:52 PM

Megan, I'm really happy that you will have a service dog. Mine is mostly just comforting, but since we adopted her I've only been sick once (normal is about 20 times and at least one round of antibiotics) and I feel so much better with her around! ❤🐕 I don't know why, I just feel better with her. I hope the scs works.

I'm really exhausted, we had 5 dogs with our class today. Everyone took turns walking them. Three if them were about a hundred pounds, the other two were smaller. I walked two of the last trained, and my back can feel it but I learned a lot about how to get a dog's attention without accidentally teaching them to misbehave. One of the dogs, Sue, needed a lot of circles to calm her down.

Jan 05, 2016 8:07 PM

Your class sounds enjoyable ferritbandit yet tiring. I hope it is not hurting you at the same time. I am sure it is giving you joy despite some pain. I am sure you are doing well at it. You have a good head on your shoulders. I am home all the time. My wife plays games on the computer most of the day. I read or watch tv. But I would so love a dog in the house to be my friend. I thing I would be a happier and livelier person if I had a pet. I think it is just what I need. But my wife says she is allergic to dogs. The funny thing is she says she is allergic to a lot of things but I notice she never has a reaction. So I have come to realize that when she says she is allergic she is really saying I don't like it and it's not happening and you can forget it.

Jan 05, 2016 11:42 PM

That's so sad profiler, I am so sorry that you can not have a dog. ( what if oops one of us sent you one?) It makes me sad and mad...especially since doggies are wonderful and therapeutic as well. OK sorry I got upset...I am not trying to cause trouble. Love ,Terri

Jan 06, 2016 9:41 AM

Profiler, have you liked into small animals, like hamsters and guinea pigs or ferrets? I use to love them, before I got my dog. I'm pretty allergic to cats, and I guess it's mutual. I walk next to someone with cats (nothing against them, though, just stupid allergies) and I sneeze and cough and wheeze, get a rash...not fun.

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