Has anyone used one of teh programs where you train your own dog and then get help training to meet service animal qualification standards? There is a group near us who offer training but we'll have to invest 1500 dollars for their portion. I am an insulin dependent diabetic, and I have insullin resistance that vascillates- some weeks it takes 20 units of concentrated insulin to bring it down 50 points on my meter some weeks 10 units will get it from 300 to 90. Its hard to calculate when it changes like that and I have kids, so I want to make sure I have a service pup. I'd like to train our own dog, because he's smart as a whip and already very much a dog who is with me all teh time, very dedicated.
Has anyone had service animal experiences? Was your dog trained for you, did you train them partially? WHat did you do? And how helpful has it been?
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