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Miniature Pinscher psychiatric service dog?

I use a miniature pinscher as a service dog for bipolar disorder and social anxiety. When I'm overwhelmed in a crowd he guides me. He also alerts me to things that might startle me or over whelm me. He licks my hand when I am nervous and sleeps in my lap when I am calm. Truly a good service dog for being 12lbs! Does anyone else use a min pin or small dog as a PSD?

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  • Linda DeVollLinda DeVoll Posts: 2Member
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    Although I don't use my little Min Pin Windy as a service dog for me, she is a registered Therapy Dog and helps calm patients at the hospital. She seems to sense when someone needs her and will pull me into a room to see that patient, she has them smiling before she leaves. They are wonderful dogs aren't they!
  • J KJ K Posts: 1Member
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    What was the process for making your minpin a therapy dog? I have a wonderful 13 month old minpin and would like to do the same for my anxiety.
  • caroline francoeurcaroline francoeur Posts: 1Member
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    Hi, I have the same thing as you. It is impossible to describe how happy I was when I found your post. My min pin is 8 months old and my dearest wish is to have her as my psd. Would it bother you to correspond? My email is [email protected] .My name is Caroline.
  • bre grrbre grr würzburgPosts: 9Member
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    hi, my name is bre and i have a pomyorkie mix im training to be my service dog. i have major depression and i do have a little bit of anger issues. im wondering if you could help me how you trained your min pin to be a service dog. my dog roxy already did adult 1 and 2 n good citizens classes all we have to do is the good citizens test then off to 6 months of public access training. but i do need to train some more before i take the test i got to work on sepreation and her barking. the seperation is really bad she hates it when we r in a public place and someone else holds her and i walk away she throws a fit and barks and everything and tries to get to me. do you think you can help me with that if you can email me at [email protected] anyone if you can help also plz email too. thank you


  • tazebeartazebear Posts: 3Member
    I to have a Min Pin Service dog she save my life. She helps me with anxiety Helps me get through crowded or combined spaces reminds me if I need meds and gets me out of the house. She is very chilled and not excitable like some min pins. 
  • sbreeannesbreeanne Posts: 2Member
    Where did you get your min pin service dog trained ? Ive gotten my dog to complete a few tasks but would like him to get more and Ben properly trained. Please help! Email is [email protected]
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