Sarah Gill’s Diary of a Service Dog Trainer

At A Restaurant
In April 2022 I and my partner met with a friend of ours for lunch at a restaurant in Wildomar. I was able to walk that day and had my service dog Storm with me. He was wearing his service dog vest with a guide handle for me.
A Hospital Visit
During a hospital visit in June 2021, I had a follow-up appointment with one of my specialist doctors. We had been to this location and doctor before and never had any problems. What happened that day was surprising, shocking, and completely unacceptable.
No Dogs Allowed
“No dogs allowed”, he said. One of the first times I took a Service Dog (SD) out in public I was by myself. My mom came to visit me at the training school and we decided to take a dog into the public to grab some food. I had a shepherd mix with me at that time, …
Diary of a Service Dog Trainer
Welcome to my Diary of a Service Dog Trainer. After being in the industry long enough, you start to notice a trend. People are not getting the dogs that they are being promised. I have a PTSD service dog and a cardiac SDiT.
 

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