A few years ago I found out psychiatric service dogs existed. I started looking online for information about them to see if maybe I could get one. I was cautious because I didn’t think I qualified, especially since I was 23 and had “survived” that long without one.
Through searching online, I found this group and joined to find out more information about psychiatric service dogs. PSDP is based in the states, but I have a trainer who explained to me that under the laws in Ontario, I qualified to work with a service dog. I just needed lots of help with tips and information about living with a service dog!
The first time Thor came with me to school, it was almost weird to feel…comfortable in my own skin in public. For once in my life, I felt like I deserved to be there, just as any other student. PSDP has been a great source of information and a great way to learn from the experiences of others when it comes to training and working with a psychiatric service dog.