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Looking for a four legged best friend!

I would like to get a service dog, who will also help with my anxiety. I am working to reduce the amount of anti-anxiety pills (klonopin) I have been prescribed since 2010! I was diagnosed 3 years ago this month. Cannabis helps reduce the anxiety but I also want to get a service dog. Any ideas?

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I don't have a service dog but I have 3 Chihuahuas and I love every single one of them. Very nice dogs they are not yeppy at all. I have a small, medium and large Chihuahua.

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I found this link. I hope it helps

healthline.com/health/servi...

Most people I know train their own dogs but housebreaking a puppy is not a cute for anxiety. You might be able to find a shelter that can match a dog with a calm personality with you. I have a 15 year old miniature poodle that has been a lifesaver. I wish you luck.

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thanks paul, it was a good article!

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I have three dachshunds, all small. They are stress-relieving at times, although they can cause stress, too!

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I have a 6 month old puppy who I call my Velcro dog because he sticks right to me. 😉 He was litter box trained but I switched to wee wee pads. Love that he uses pads so I don't have to take him out at night.

He is a nonshredding breed so little no dog hair in the house, but I do comb him EVERYDAY so he does not mat. He is not registered as a service dog, but I have been tempted to register him. Keep us posted on your decision!

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what kind of puppy do you have?

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Coton de Tulear - beautiful dog. About 16 pounds. Not a barker, very smart and easy to train. Watch the Animal Planet video here of the breed:

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I have a golden retriever who is the love of my life..He is intuitive and low key. Hope you find what you need.

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I have a Labrador, and they make excellent service dogs and also guide dogs for the blind. They are very intelligent and very loving.

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thanks!

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Where are you located?

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hilton head south carolina

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True trained service dogs are very expensive, and you need to be involved in the training as well.

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