When we first moved to Texas state law made my service dog illegal. I could have fought to bring the state laws in line with federal law but I didn't need the stress. I retired my dog and he enjoyed a year as a pampered pet until age caught up with him. Danes are great dogs but unfortunately they don't live long lives.
Something happened at church to make me dig into the legal books again. People with service animals and those training them should always be considerate. They should always follow the law. I discovered that the law had CHANGED!
This is great news. I have never had a dog trained by someone else. I have always trained my own dogs to do what I need them to do. When I looked into the cost of purchasing a service dog, I got discouraged and gave up.
The change means that I am now looking for a dog to train. With a dog, I have independence. I can go ffor a walk or run without someone holding my hand. I am so excited.
Take a deep breath. Breath! Looking for the right dog to train takes time and I need to save my pennies.
I can have a dog again!