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    • notclover
    • By notclover 2nd Oct 19, 10:36 AM
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    Emotional Support Dog Training
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    • 2nd Oct 19, 10:36 AM
    Emotional Support Dog Training 2nd Oct 19 at 10:36 AM
    Hello everyone! Just wondering if any dog owner has any experience with their dogs being trained as an emotional support animal? I'm interested to know if it cost you anything, where and how long was the training, and the overall experience? Thank you!
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 2nd Oct 19, 6:43 PM
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    I think you will find emotional support dogs are not recognised in Uk - assuming you are in UK .

    Assistance dogs are normally trained and supplied by recognised organisations.

    https://www.assistancedogs.org.uk/law/
    • elsien
    • By elsien 2nd Oct 19, 6:49 PM
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    Yes, it's a US thing. One that's gone just a tad too far.

    https://bestlifeonline.com/emotional-support-animals/

    There's even an emotional support alligator.
    Last edited by elsien; 02-10-2019 at 6:52 PM.
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    • Artytarty
    • By Artytarty 2nd Oct 19, 7:02 PM
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    I think you'll find most dogs give emotional support even without training!
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    • jseagullz
    • By jseagullz 3rd Oct 19, 8:35 AM
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    Training's just a few weeks, I heard. But that's outside UK.
    • Blinkyspears21
    • By Blinkyspears21 7th Oct 19, 4:39 AM
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    • 7th Oct 19, 4:39 AM
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    Yup, it's more of a US thing. Although you might want to check out Support Dogs UK (that's what I saw on a quick search) if you are really interested. As for information about the training, I think this article has the information you need.
    • *Tangles*
    • By *Tangles* 7th Oct 19, 5:38 PM
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    • 7th Oct 19, 5:38 PM
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    • 7th Oct 19, 5:38 PM
    If the owner also has a physical disability Dog Aid can help.
    I've assisted in training 2 support dogs for autistic young adults.

    Like any other dog a good level of basic obedience is needed, as well as a good owner/dog relationship.
    A good Kennel Club Good Citizen club can help with that.
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