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Trigger Warning! Service Dogs for Survivors Of Violence

Discussion in 'General (Off Topic Lounge)' started by Most Bald, Oct 12, 2019 at 12:19 PM.  |  Print Topic

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  1. Most Bald

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    Greetings! ThIs is a query about whether you believe LGBTQ+ community members who are survivors of violent crime and who are affected by mood and/or anxiety disorders may value a LGBTQ+ welcoming organization that provided service dogs and supported their handlers in living inspired lives?

    Bias is sometimes a challenge when searching for service providers. Having LGBTQ folks involved in the leadership in a provider organization would be a good move, I believe.

    Thoughts?

    Thank you.


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    It sounds like a good idea. I may not be suitable because I have a fear of dogs. I do need exposure therapy.
     
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    Thank you, Tragic. Yes, I guess it could be a little inconvenient if you are dog-phobic.

    We were once asked to consult with someone who very much wanted a dog, however the prospective dog handler was very concerned about dog saliva and was repulsed by the thought of being licked. It was enough of a concern that the client ultimately decided that not being licked was a significant part of the customization of their dog’s training.

    Different strokes for different folks...

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    I kind of like feel uncomfortable around big dogs...
    When i was little every single dog i met goes like weird around me..
    So i tend to stay away from dogs.. I've not tried to build a relationship with a dog... like ever.. i'm a cat person.
     
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    Claire15,

    One day, you might have an occasion to develop a relationship with a dog, perhaps not. I think it’s great that you enjoy cats.

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    I have thought about it. I would consider having a service dog. These are professionally trained dogs and I need support.
     
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    I cannot have animal friends in my house.. Its that kinda situation. And i don't get out much to get to know even people let alone their dogs. But i'd love to get to know one sometime.. Maybe in the future, Dogs are amazing.
    I have cats around,In the neighbor hood, And they like me <3 lol
     
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    I raise dog and have official pedigree kennel. When I brought my first dog it helped me soooooo much. I never thinked it will have such a big help on me and it was not a therapy dog. Just a simply family member. Sadly she passed away, but thanks to her I improved a lot and built self-confidence. So I would definitely think this is a very good idea!
     
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    Hey SpilerM! How’s it going?

    I’m curious? What do you breed? Dogs can truly be life savers! Magic can develop in the bond that develops.

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    Most Bald I've a question for you, Just a little curiosity , Since you seem knowledgeable about dogs..
     
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    Hey, Claire15! How can I help?
     
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    So this is just my observation..
    Dogs are very sensitive by nature.. They can sense so many things humans can't .. not just smell of matter... I find they can pick up a lot of frequencies.. and perceive way more than a human being can by default..
    But the thing i noticed is, the more they are trained by humans, they more they are 'civilized' the more they become like humans and the lesser their sensitivity gets? I mean.. only humans used to go mad... no other creatures. but now humans have started to influence other creatures too.. like i find dogs can get mad now.. lol just a crazy observation.. If you lock em in a cage for a while.. they get that way.. it wasn't that way before..
     

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