Psychiatric Service Dogs & Emotional Support Animals

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Ignored, Jan 29, 2009.

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  1. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    I was semi joking that I could do with a dog to provide me with emotional support when I go out, as at the moment can only go out with support workers etc. Then I saw something about this in the USA... that emotional support dogs can be allowed on airlines etc. Have any American members heard of it? I would love a woof, trained to support me through panic attacks etc.
     
  2. soliloquise

    soliloquise Well-Known Member

    you dont need a trained dog for that.. any older mellow rescue dog for example would help you loads. you just need an older chilled one. all dogs respond to human distress with love etc

    there is more info here:

    http://www.psychdog.org/news.html
     
  3. alimar

    alimar Well-Known Member

    I honestly wouldn't be here now if it were not for my dog. He's almost 6 and I've had him since he was 8 weeks old. Right now he's curled up next to me snoring... :tongue:
     
  4. HOW

    HOW Well-Known Member

    ohh cute, I so which I had a dog as a child. I'm sure it would have helped me loads and stopped me ending up being depressed.
     
  5. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    Not so sure I'd be so pleased today when the lift in the flats I live in isn't working. That's a LOT of stairs... :dog: :faint:
     
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