Service Dog Saga Part 1: Adventure Awaits
Somehow the mini van fit not only myself but my Hoyer, shower chair, bed roll, snacks and a weeks worth of clothing along with my mom, a driver and her puppy in training. We don’t travel light. I’m not quite sure how we’ll fit in an extra dog on the way back, I’m sure we’ll figure it out somehow. The most daunting part of the trip is now behind us. It took about 16 hours to get from Minnesota to Ohio, but we’re here!
Since I received my first service dog in 2004 Canine Companions has been talking about building new regional training center. Finally it’s come to fruition. Instead of staying in a hotel for the duration of training we now stay on campus. I’m excited to be a part of the inaugural class. The new facility is AMAZING! Everything has been thought out from roll in showers to low door buttons.
Because of the current health crisis the normal two week training has been cut down to a week. Fine by me, yet there’s a lot to pack into that time. Today myself and 5 other teams got partnered with our dogs. My match is a handsome fellow named Horton. I’ll tell you more about him soon.
Have you thought about seeking a service dog? Do you have questions regarding the process? Every program is different, but I can share my experience.
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