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With Dottie, I have My Life Back
Service dogs can increase independence by reducing reliance
on other people

By Suzanne Ponciroli

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Is a Service Dog Right for Me?

An important question to ask yourself is if you are prepared to be a responsible dog owner? These animals are wonderful companions but they are still large dogs that need to be let out to toilet; managed for fleas; brushed to control shedding; and taken to the veterinarian for routine health maintenance. Additionally, training reinforcement is an ongoing responsibility.

A service dog can help a person become more independent - feeling happier and better about their life. There is a lot to consider before making the leap in that direction but, if you decide this path is right for you, it can be life changing.


Suzanne Ponciroli has lived with the challenges created by MS for over 20 years. She has created a website, and a blog, Both websites contain ideas and aids to help people overcome physical challenges.


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