Kelin contacted me with questions about how to get a service dog — train one herself or use a program? How to find the right dog? What goes into service dog training? After I met with Kelin and her husband, Michael, she sent this email.
Thank you so, so much for meeting with us yesterday!
We had a really good talk after you left, and we made some choices!
-We definitely want to self-train my service dog with the help of a professional.
-We would love to use your dog search support service.
-Below are our next steps and a testimonial.
“The journey to the right service dog is intensely confusing. I’m a professional researcher, and even to me it seemed like the more I researched service dog training organizations, dog breeds, dog trainers, and dog breeders, the more opinions I heard–and the less I understood. Talking with Sharon helped me get some perspective, figure out what I wanted, and make a plan. She was warm, accommodating, a great listener, and a great educator. I’m very excited about training a service dog to support me in staying healthy as a disabled person.”
Thank you so much, Sharon!! I feel so much more relaxed and excited. And now that we have more of a plan, my desperation is easing up. 🙂