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service dog
hawiian_girl11 posted:

We finally have a system installed where Fly can get a phone, any phone in the house and step on it with her foot and it will aoutomatically call 911 when I can't when I am home alone.

She has been taught to bring my meds when I forget them. I take them at 10a and 10p, usually I wait until 10 30 pm to go and take them after the news, but she still brings them to me even if I don't want them right then.
She is a NO PET dog when she working. On the top of her service coat there is a stop sign that says STOP do NOT pet.

On the side of the coat there is a note to people that says "EPILEPSY SERVICE DOG", so they will know.

When I have my auras then she leans into my left leg hard and puts her left paw on my left foot when I am with in minutes of a sz. I have already swiped my self long before that, but she doesn't know that, but better to be safe than sorry. so I go have a seat on the floor even if I have complex partial szs. I go unresponsive lick/smack my lips, and jerk my head relatedly to the left hard. My aura is butterflies in the stomach like I am about to something in front of a big audience.

just thought I would share that with you.

dancer86442 responded:
Sounds to me like Fly is an Excellent service Dog. I wish I still had my Maiden. RIP She was sooo good in stores. Even if ppl wanted to pet her she would sit & wait for them to approach me & ask. I know it ain't allowed when the Dogs are working. But, Maiden was 'special'. She loved to interact w/ ppl. But, she wouldn't leave my side, while I was in the store. So, I would 'reward' her w/ a friendly person meeting & greeting her. It was a good way/opportunity to inform ppl about Epilepsy, too. I had to quit training her when Hubby moved from UT to AZ to be w/ us again. He is my "Watch Dog" & that was That!

It seems to me that is the Biggest complaint ppl w/ service dogs have. Everyone wants to pet them & most will Ignore the Do Not Pet warnings. And Rarely Ask what Epilepsy Means.

Thanks for Sharing. Service Dogs are a Popular Topic. I have several Friends on FB w/ Service Dogs. In fact, one of the Groups I am w/ raises funds to help ppl get their dog & training. She charges a Lot Less than the Big Trainers here in the US. W/ same results.

Love Candi
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