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Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 7 years ago

Is it possible to get a trained emotional support dog?

Im going through some tough times physically and would love a dog

I cant really walk the dog but my parents have agreed to help out with that

Is this a possibility?

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  • 7 years ago
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    If you can't physically care for a dog, and exercise it - and want it for emotional reasons .... then what you need is to have your parents adopt a nice quiet dog to bring into your household.

    You are not requiring a trained service dog to do tasks for you (you live with your parents and they can do tasks for you) - you just need a friend to snuggle and hug from time to time. Call a few local rescue groups and tell them what you need in a companion dog, and they will help match you with a dog with the correct disposition and basic training you need.

    Greyhounds are very sweet and emotionally "in tune" breed of dog - you may want to consider adopting a retired racer to use as your ESD. Many are now being used as Service Dogs for disabled Vets, and I use my adopted ex-racers as Therapy Dogs. If you have a fenced yard, and a warm coat for it in the winter - you would be good to go.

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  • 7 years ago

    an emotional support dog is JUST A PET

    sure it can be trained to do anything.. same as a PET can be trained.

    It is NOT a service dog tho, and does NOT have the same public access that a service dog has- it only has the same public access that any PET has.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Yes it is here is a link that explains it all,

    http://servicedogcentral.org/content/ESA

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  • 7 years ago

    It definitely is possible!

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