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Good evening all! Tomorrow after church we are driving to Naples, FL. to pick up EDDIE! I said this wasn't going to happen, but never say never.

 

EDDIE is five and is a certified Autism service dog. Our first dog, ODIE, was going to be trained for our son but it has turned out to be difficult to find a local trainer to train him.

 

EDDIE was too much for the child he was placed with so when we got word he was available we jumped.

 

We are hopeful this guy will be a true friend and helper to our son!

 

As I understand it these two were buddies some time ago so we are hopeful they will be happy together.

 

Just wanted to share the news!!

 

Any thoughts on introducing a second hound??

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Congratulations...hope it all works out.

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Congratulations!

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Great news!

 

If possible, have them meet away from the house and/or yard on neutral ground. One person for each dog. Both dogs should be wearing muzzles. Let them meet and do a sniff test. Walk them around a bit if you have the time and the space - walking together is a good bonding exercise. Once the first excitement is over, you can return home.

 

LEAVE THE MUZZLES ON UNTIL YOU ARE POSITIVE THERE WON'T BE ANY ISSUES. That may be several days. I know it's a bummer, but I've had to take two hounds to the evet the first day they were hear because my husband thought they'd be OK and they totally weren't. Don't worry about a few grumbles or snarking at each other. They are just working things out. Though do watch for signs of more aggressive behavior - stiff posture, raised head, staring, stiff held tail. Supervise all interactions involving food or treats.

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

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Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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Great news!

 

If possible, have them meet away from the house and/or yard on neutral ground. One person for each dog. Both dogs should be wearing muzzles. Let them meet and do a sniff test. Walk them around a bit if you have the time and the space - walking together is a good bonding exercise. Once the first excitement is over, you can return home.

 

LEAVE THE MUZZLES ON UNTIL YOU ARE POSITIVE THERE WON'T BE ANY ISSUES. That may be several days. I know it's a bummer, but I've had to take two hounds to the evet the first day they were hear because my husband thought they'd be OK and they totally weren't. Don't worry about a few grumbles or snarking at each other. They are just working things out. Though do watch for signs of more aggressive behavior - stiff posture, raised head, staring, stiff held tail. Supervise all interactions involving food or treats.

 

Great advise. How exciting for the family. Can't wait to hear how it goes for you. Good Luck!

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If possible, have them meet away from the house and/or yard on neutral ground. One person for each dog. Both dogs should be wearing muzzles. Let them meet and do a sniff test. Walk them around a bit if you have the time and the space - walking together is a good bonding exercise. Once the first excitement is over, you can return home.

LEAVE THE MUZZLES ON UNTIL YOU ARE POSITIVE THERE WON'T BE ANY ISSUES. That may be several days. I know it's a bummer, but I've had to take two hounds to the evet the first day they were hear because my husband thought they'd be OK and they totally weren't. Don't worry about a few grumbles or snarking at each other. They are just working things out. Though do watch for signs of more aggressive behavior - stiff posture, raised head, staring, stiff held tail. Supervise all interactions involving food or treats.

Great advice by greysmom! Our greys were only dogs, but we did foster. I would initially separate them when feeding. But I would also monitor all interactions involving toys and beds. My first grey would let anyone, dog or small child, near his food, but he would grumble if anyone but my husband or myself came near his bed. My current grey is okay with the bed and food issues, but he doesn't want anyone else touching his toys. Our rescue group advises you separate the beds, and also separate the dogs when you go out, for the first few weeks, months, or indefinitely if need be. They will eventually work out who is boss, and you will know when to intervene, but at first you need to be more cautious.

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Congratulations! What a wonderful opportunity for you and your son. All great advice given above. Most of all patience, patience, patience is the key to adding a new member of the family.

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We got home a few minutes ago, Eddie is doing great! The two boys are getting along great.

 

Does anyone know where I can register Eddie as a legitimate service dog? All the sites I found look like scams, " buy our kit and you have a service dog."

 

Thanks to all those who took the time to reply.

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Not an area I have much experience with, but you mentioned in your first post that he's a certified autism service dog. Does that certification come with some kind of paperwork to indicate his training? If not, maybe the organization that certified him can help with the question on how to get him officially registered as a service dog?

Jennifer &

Willow (Wilma Waggle), Wiki (Wiki Hard Ten), Carter (Let's Get It On),

Ollie (whippet), Gracie (whippet x), & Terra (whippet) + Just Saying + Just Alice

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At least here in Oregon - your state will vary - there isn't a central place to register service dogs. In fact, businesses aren't even allowed to question people who bring dogs into an establishment. They can ask two questions: 1) Is your dog a service dog?; and 2) what disability is the dog helping you with? They can't ask for documentation or if your dog is registered (mostly because there isn't any). The dogs are supposed to be trained and doing a job, not just an "emotional support dog." But no one oversees them in any official capacity.

 

Service dogs aren't like Therapy dogs. Not yet anyway.

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

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Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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At least here in Oregon - your state will vary - there isn't a central place to register service dogs. In fact, businesses aren't even allowed to question people who bring dogs into an establishment. They can ask two questions: 1) Is your dog a service dog?; and 2) what disability is the dog helping you with? They can't ask for documentation or if your dog is registered (mostly because there isn't any). The dogs are supposed to be trained and doing a job, not just an "emotional support dog." But no one oversees them in any official capacity.

 

Service dogs aren't like Therapy dogs. Not yet anyway.

 

Great news thanks! I couldn't understand why there wasn't any place to register Eddie. We have all of his training certifications so I guess we are good.

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I would second the separation during feeding. We tried feeding next to each other and it just didn't work out. The foster mom suggested separation when feeding and we've been doing that now for 2 years w/o any problems.

We are feeding in separate rooms, it works well. These two boys are getting along SO good.

 

Thanks, Maria

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