MY service dog and my 8 yo DS

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Registered: 06-11-2007
MY service dog and my 8 yo DS
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Sun, 08-14-2011 - 9:54pm

This year when school ended I sent my son to live with my mom and I flew to Fl to acquire MY service dog. That was almost 2 months ago. Every week I go once or twice to visit him and my dog Beau comes along.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 08-15-2011 - 2:29pm
Hi Stephanie, congrats on getting your service dog! Although it's going to be a hard concept for him, your DS needs to understand that he's your dog and not his. Does he understand the purpose of you having the dog, that he has a job to do?

The members over on the Dogs & Puppies board might have some advice for you: http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Dogs-Puppies/ct-p/iv-ptdogs

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Registered: 06-11-2007
Mon, 08-15-2011 - 8:29pm

No, he has been told that the dog is working for me but..... though very functional, I dont think he understands that I'm sick - mommy just acts funny. (juvenile diabetic 34 yrs). We do have some rules in place already but..... I am facing the diff between a few hrs at my mothers where she can help me to full time Me, DS and D.A.D. and no help.