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Poor baby was so so scared at the vet, he leaked a lot but he got his shots and we checked out the rash under his armpit, which they said was acne. So over all it wasnt terrible but it wasnt a good trip - Check out my Pawtners! @2hearts.1team @bubspurpose @oakley_the_german_mix @seeking.argos @couple_of_mals - #servicedog #servicedogs #psychiatricservicedog #tasktrained #mobilitydog #mentalhealth #ptsd #posttraumaticstressdisorder #panicattacks #panicdisorder #disability #anxietydisorder #anxiety #anxietyattacks #depression #donotpet #medicalalert #workingdog #medicalalert #aspergers #training #sdit #servicedogteam #servicedogintraining

Story time from last week. Some lady comes up while we’re eating lunch and I she asks “oh did he go through trauma? (PTSD Dog patches) Does he have seizures? (Seizure Alert patches) I was so confused for a second before it registered in my head. Why would I take a dog like that TO A RESTAURANT AND WORK IT 😅😅😅 people I swear, sometimes they make me scratch my head and go hmmmm. We’re such strange little creatures. Pawtners! @perseusandco 🦈 @zelda_the_service_dog 🦋 @tucker_and_brody_vs_evil 🐶 @russell_the_doge 🐊 @nona.the.husky 🐺 @k9_fox 🏞🦈 @the.misadventures.of.j.p.and.l 🐉 #servicedog #servicedogs #SD #workingdog #workingdogs #workingK9 #K9 #k9 #dog #gsd #GSD #germanshepherd #tasktrained #respectthevest #thinblueline #RayAllen #icon #rexspecs #bluelivesmatter #rawfed #raw #rawdiet #meat #rawmeat

Finley's alerted five times today: twice to high heart rate (one when I was in the shower, one when he was tethered & I was tidying!!), once because I did an irritated slow blow out of air (he came rushing thinking I was gasping for breath due to high HR 😭), & twice to interrupt me scratching an itch. None of these were set up, & this is a pretty standard day for alerts...bloody proud of this boy 😃 -24 weeks 4 days- #Labrador #sharpei #puppy #instadog #instapuppy #SDiT #assistancedog #puppiesofinstagram #labradorsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #sharpeipuppy #sharpeisofinstagram #ukdogsofinstagram #servicedogintraining #workingdog #tasktrained #potssyndrome #potsie #spoonie #disabled #disability

Today marks less than 3 weeks until Chester comes home! He's baby blue 💙

I cant post multiple photos bc my insta is broke but we found a flower 💚💚 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow our pawtners! @snicky_snack @the.service.lab @servicedog_piper @iamsampup ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #servicedog #assistancedog #serviceanimal #workingdog #collie #bordercollie #psychiatricservicedog #psd #ptsd #ptsdawareness #ptsdservicedog #ptsddog #endthestigma #mentalillness #mentalhealth #medicalalert #medicalalertdog #anxiety #depression #tasktrained #bordercollie #dogsofinstagram

Holy guacamole you guys, I just realized we hit over four thousand followers today. 🥑 It wasn’t too long ago that this baby scruff monster and I first dipped our toes into the service dog and Instagram community, and it has been one hell of a ride. Some of you have been here from the beginning when we completed our CGC test and were doing our very first public access outings. Many of you have been along for the (very) bumpy health ride of one diagnosis after another, several hospitalizations, multiple infusions, and countless medications. Some of you came to see me struggle with training like having Rosie hold absolutely anything in her mouth or get over her fear of refrigerators. Others of you have tuned in and come to relate with traumas, early or recent. But many of you, most of you, are here because you see something in us and something in this amazing, wonderful, incredible, lifesaving, ridiculous, goofy dog. I am so unbelievably grateful to my followers and to this platform to share my experiences. It has connected me with the most incredible people - handlers, spoonies, and advocates alike, all over the world (it even keeps me connected with Rosie’s original shelter). I have access to the purest hearts, the best memes/comedians, sage advice, unique insights, crafty problem solvers, and true compassion. I can find all of that here, even when I cannot always find it immediately around me. So thank you, all four thousand and some of you (even the bots and the weird accounts that keep changing which dog breed they’re obsessed with). I hope I can keep providing content worthy of your “follow.” Here’s to more Rosie pictures. #rosietheservicedog #servicedog #servicedogteam #servicedogsofinstagram #medicalalert #medicalalertdog #psychiatricservicedog #tasktrained #tasktrainedservicedog #notalldisabilitiesarevisible #respectthevest #dog #dogstagram #dogsofig #dogsofinstaworld #dogsofinstagram #instadog #dogoftheday #dailyfluff #mutt #welovemutts #shelterdog #rescueddogsofinstagram #dogs #alwaystraining

He’s being sensitive about the fridge door today, but with lots of encouragement he did it! #scaryfridge #tasktrained #ptsd #servicedog #respectthevest #posttraumaticstressdisorder #panicdisorder #adjustmentdisorder #endthestigma #rottweiler #rottie #rottweilersofinstagram #dogtraining #mentalhealth •••• 🌩🌩 use code SERVICEROTTIE10 for 10% off @lightningsoftpaws 🌩🌩••••

Let's talk about heat exhaustion and heat stroke☀️I know this isn't a fun topic, but especially during the summer months it's so important to talk about! Dogs can get overheated easily. They've got lots of fur and don't sweat, except through their pads. So if you have an active dog or working dog who is spending a lot of time outdoors, please take precautions! • Heat exhaustion occurs when your dog's body temperature rises to between 103 and 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything above that and you dog is at risk for heat stroke, so please call a vet. • Signs of heat exhaustion include heavy or excessive panting, pale or dry gums, less responsive to commands, glazed eyes, excessive drooling, dizziness, lack of coordination, lethargy, or exhaustion. If your dog's gums turn bright red or blue, they have seizures, have diarrhea or vomit, or lose consciousness, see a vet immediately. To cool down an overheating dog, get them into a cooler environment, preferably where there is AC, or take them for a swim in a pool or river where it is cool and safe. Otherwise, use cool cloths or a cooling coat and wet the dog's armpits, neck, between their hind legs, ears and paw pads. If they are willing to drink, provide cool, fresh water. Do not give ice cubes as that may lower the dog's body temperature too quickly and result in shock! If they will not drink, continue to wet the tongue, but do not force drink as it could end up in the lungs. • To prevent heat stroke if you have to be outside, use a cooling coat, find lots of shady areas for rests, give the dog breaks if they are wearing boots as dog's cool themselves down through their pads, and make sure the dog stays hydrated! If you have any concerns about your dog having heat exhaustion or if they reach the danger zone (above 106 degrees Fahrenheit), head to the nearest vet. • With Gnar being so active, we've had to be very careful about preventing heat stroke in the Florida heat! He wears his cooling coat anytime we head outside, drinks tons of water, and we are doing short bursts of activity frequently rather than long sessions to prevent overheating. Be safe and have a fun summer! ☀️🐳

We got several compliments while grocery shopping today! 😊 keep reading to hear about our fun fake service dog experience this morning... #rant #sorryforthelongpost I noticed a dog in a “certified service animal” vest and started watching the team’s behavior. The dog kept switching sides and not paying attention to the handler. The handler wasn’t looking at the dog either other than to pull her along when they were moving. The dog was sniffing the produce and eating food off the ground. When we walked by it pulled towards Echo. I didn’t want to say anything but then the woman walked very close to us and I asked her if her dog was still in training and she immediately got defensive and told me her dog saved her life by reminding her to take her supplements. I told her I wasn’t arguing with her, but her dog wasn’t behaving like a service dog should. I then said SD certification is fake, and asked if she was a trained SD. She ignored me. She dropped her dog’s leash and starting yelling at me and didn’t give her dog a single command the entire time. Her dog immediately ran up to Echo and was right against his face trying to play- he stayed sitting but had a very hard time ignoring the dog. I asked the woman to take control of her dog because it was distracting my service dog and said that it was very inappropriate SD behavior for her dog to approach mine without permission. She ignored me. I asked her again. Nothing. I said I was going to leave because she wasn’t controlling her dog and told her that faking a service dog is a federal crime that can be dangerous to real service dog teams. She continued to yell at me about how her dog kept her alive and how I had a long healthy life ahead of me (LOL yup that’s why I have a service dog) and needed to pick my battles. I told her that her actions are endangering me and my dog and that it is a very important matter for me. She then told her husband who had just walked up that “this stupid girl doesn’t like that I have a vest on her and doesn’t believe she’s a service dog.” I promptly walked away and gave up on educating. How would you have handled this?

Super pup to the rescue! This past week I have be SUPER busy and I am paying the price today😴 Hopefully this week goes by fast! Audio Description: “Get drink. Good girl! Good job, yes!” Video Description: Dakota gets water bottle from the fridge. When she is coming back, she drops the bottle, quickly picks it back up, and brings it to me. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Use the code CAWFRIENDSANDFAMILY to get 15% off @cypressavenueworks ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••DM is if you want to be pawtners! 🐶••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Send us a message, we are friendly and love talking to new people! 💜 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Go follow our pawtners 🐾 @helper_dog_fauna 🐶 @livingwithbayou 🐶 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #servicedogsoftexas #servicedog #medicalresponsedog #mobilitydog #tasktrained #tasktrainedservicedog #servicedogsofinstagram #servicedogssavelives #respectthevest #workingdog #workingdogsofinstagram #blacklabs #labmix #labradorretriever #labsofinstagram #labsoftexas #labradoroftheday #labrador_feature #cawambassadorteam #chewy_love #workingk9 #workingdog #dogsofig #dogsofinsta #cutestdogofthedayaward ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Go check out what my kitty brother is up to @heykittysloan 🐱🐈

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We smell Monday 😭