rbavfan wrote:Kiwirob wrote:rbavfan wrote:
Helper dogs are used for more than Blind People. They also work for hearing impaired, people with limited mobility, PTSD & ADHD. And no the PTSD & ADHD are not emotional support they actually physically act to prevent episodes.
I have a son who is ADHD, he doesn't need a dog. If you look at the size of the dogs most suffers with PTSD have then that's really taking the piss, you don't need a giant sized dog to calm you down, having a massive dog is an ego trip for these guys.
You might note certain breeds are commonly used for Helper Animals. It has to do with their size and ability to hold temperament. To think the large dog is an ego issue with service personnel or others with PTSD shows no knowledge of these people and you don't like servicemen. You don't apply for a service dog and say I want a small one.
I’ve seen spaniel sized dogs used as service animals so theirs no need for Great Danes and other extra large breeds to be used. Also xtra large breed dogs usually have short life spans, 6-8 years if the owner is lucky.