SERVICE DOG BREEDS || choosing the right one :)

SERVICE DOG BREEDS || choosing the right one 🙂

service dog breeds & choosing the right one!

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how old is finnegan? he was born on 04/11/2020
what breed is he? standard poodle
what type of service dog is he? a psychiatric/medical alert service dog in training
how old are you? 17
where do you live? colorado

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  1. Coffee_Bunnii on November 19, 2022 at 11:21 am

    I also know that Bernese Mountain Dogs can be quite alright aswell

    They’re very good for therapy and support, and can also be a fairly well psychiatric doggo <3

  2. Haze_25 on November 19, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Poodles are the 2nd smartest dog breed on earth, they’re hypoallergenic, and are some of the calmest non-aggressive dogs out there and are SUPER easy to train due to their intelligence, so it’s a no brainer if you can afford them, however, any of the others will do just as fine if you don’t have the money, I’m getting mine next month and am interested in making him a service dog, but am a bit confused as to how

  3. Relalofestoopidahhjhit on November 19, 2022 at 11:27 am

    U and your service dog look so beautiful.

  4. Wild island eventing #roadto75! on November 19, 2022 at 11:27 am

    What are good hypoallergenic dog breeds that are good service dogs but it must be big (my brother is allergic)

  5. Meagan Bianca on November 19, 2022 at 11:28 am

    I’m getting a poodle soon for a service dog and I’m excited. Encouraging to know it’s a good dog for the job.

  6. Roms on November 19, 2022 at 11:29 am

    i really like this video! personally, i dont have one of the fab four but thats only because i need a bigger dog. i would truly recommend the fab four for handlers who need a medium-small dog.

  7. Carla Christine Zavala on November 19, 2022 at 11:30 am

    I love your video. I am starting the process of looking for a service dog, and it is so hard to decide what breed that I need. I know that you said that the poodle needs to be groomed daily, but does it shed a ton? I am needing a breed that sheds a little as possible. Also, is a poodle great for mobility if I am about to faint? Also, is it good with recognizing scents that I am allergic to or possibly just recognizing if I am going into anaphylaxis or tachycardia?

  8. summer caves on November 19, 2022 at 11:30 am

    as someone with a golden doodle they really did want to make it "the best of both breeds" and some doodles dont turn out as great as they plan it to. Maggie is wonderful at her and she is my whole word and is often checked health wise but its still a scary thought. she is completely healthy btw!! But the Fab Four is the Fab Four for a reason lol

  9. Luta K on November 19, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Which breed would be the best for a psychiatric, mental service dog?

  10. Bri Lee on November 19, 2022 at 11:32 am

    I knew a kid at my school who hated his golden retriever guide dog. It led him into traffic

  11. Sam McEwen on November 19, 2022 at 11:34 am

    I love this video! Most of this is spot on! Although I have learned as a groomer, German shepherds have a higher grooming maintinance (sp) than a lot of people think! Especially in blow out season! I currently have a standard poodle. I have no idea what I will get after my girl retires. I want a dog that kind of keeps people away (my girl was the runt of her litter so she’s super cute and everyone wants to see her) and I want something handler oriented. I don’t vibe with labs and Goldens, so I am limited to my choices!

  12. Dottie on November 19, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Be kind to EVERYONE, in your everyday life and especially in the comments down below.

  13. Graeywulf on November 19, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Thanks so much for the video. Really helped with the research for the right breed.

  14. Dottie on November 19, 2022 at 11:38 am

    I am housebound due to seizures. This is existing not living. Is there any place that will help me with getting and training a dog. I don’t have between $30-$50,000, if I did I would be right there. I am terrified that I will get hurt or be taken advantage of during a surgery. I sat in a car dealership for 4 hours seizing and recovering and nobody notices. When I was able to pull it together I didn’t know where I was, couldn’t speak and went into the bathroom got sick and cried. It took me 2 hours to get home and I live 15 minutes away. Befor it happened I could find my way to the dealership a nd could barely stand. Please help

  15. Margatatials on November 19, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Interesting how 3 of the 4 were originally breed as retrievers and 2 were breed as water retrievers

  16. Techrider etc. on November 19, 2022 at 11:44 am

    I have a doodle SD and yes she has her moments but we are working on that yesterday an ESA got right into her face so yeah sad

  17. Danger_Inferno on November 19, 2022 at 11:44 am

    Your videos are very entertaining and very educational. I just got approved/recommended for a service dog by my psychiatrist for autism, OCD, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Panic disorder. I’m doing as much research as I possibly can while I can, and this is a huge help. You also managed to keep my attention really well with your editing and etc.! You have a way with words even if you stumble on occasion (smartness for example, it just felt like you were a real person giving advice casually rather than condescendingly or strictly, and boosts comfort levels) and it just makes you seem more relatable and easy to relax to when watching your videos–kind of casual. That doesn’t mean people who state the facts are bad, it’s just amazing that you don’t falter even if you stumble! All in all, Very fun, engaging, and educational and I look forward to more of your content! <3

  18. NerdGeek Cosplay on November 19, 2022 at 11:44 am

    I’m started my journey to getting a service dog. I have a question: how did your family respond to you getting a service dog?

  19. Animal Lover on November 19, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Thank you for the video it helps alot keep up the videos

  20. Karen Mitchell on November 19, 2022 at 11:46 am

    I want to get back into Theray service work. I have 2 dogs that would not be bad at it, but not the greatest. Thinking about a Standard Poodle or Poodle mix in the medium side.

  21. Kaitlyn Hanson on November 19, 2022 at 11:46 am

    A golden doodle called 911 because a bus driver had a heart attack

  22. Service K9 Ace on November 19, 2022 at 11:47 am

    Very great and educational video! I agree with everything you said!

  23. Hitech on November 19, 2022 at 11:47 am

    My first VA Service Dog was a second was a long haired Rottweiler. Now at 59 years old. I am training my last Service Dog. This time I chose a Golden Doodle F1
    So fare this is the easiest training dog yet.

  24. Alexa on November 19, 2022 at 11:49 am

    I have a question So If you/ when you get a service dog Do you get to Choose The Breed Or If you want it To Be a Big Dog Or Little One?

  25. Hazel Curls on November 19, 2022 at 11:53 am

    I wish there were more small dog breeds that have info around suitability for service work. Whenever i try to look up "best small breeds for service dog" I will find an article with that exact title and then the actual article is about ESAs! I’m in Australia so we don’t even have ESAs and there’s barely any service dogs, most of which are organisation trained so there’s no info and it’s super difficult to find service dog line breeders at all, let alone for something other than a lab. Unfortunately, the only service dog line breeders I have found so far are golden doodles which 1. doodles are a bit questionable and 2. I cannot handle a poodle’s grooming requirements. I’m having to research individual breeds and the best I can get from breeders is that they have dogs that make good therapy dogs which is obviously super different. Even the training org I called up didn’t have breed suggestions for small dogs except doodles. I am so sad. It’s already super stressful trying to apply for funding, save up, choose a training org (in Australia you have to have a dog trained by registered service dog trainers from your state before you can even do the PAT-which is compulsory), and find a breeder without a list of typically good breeds (like the fab 4). Also it’s currently flooding in Australia so the dog shows this weekend have all been cancelled.
    I don’t want a big breed because I want a dog that is easier to brush and transport (I’m usually in hospital for a couple weeks at least once a year and don’t want to have to bring heaps of food). I also get hurt pretty easily and since I can’t get a pretrained dog, I want a dog that is less likely to hurt me during training by stepping or leaning on me (it doesn’t damage me but it hurts and I think it would affect my relationship with a dog even once they are trained to no longer do that). I also want a dog that’s cheaper in terms of supplies like food, toys, beds, collars (here you have to wear the vest from your training org so I won’t have to worry about finding my own service dog gear) and professional grooming.
    My GP, therapist and psychiatrist and even my mum are very into the idea but it’s so difficult to get a service dog in Australia and there are very little resources. All the orgs that place pretrained dogs for free only give psychiatric service dogs to veterans and first responders and I even tho I have autism and my dog would be helping with that as well as other conditions they only provide autism service dogs to "families with autism" AKA autistic kids. If I want a service dog I’m either going to have to pay for and train it myself whilst still paying thousands of dollars to work with a training org or successfully get on the NDIS which is very difficult and can take years.
    I’m sorry for the rant. It was a great video! I’m just 5hrs into another day of service dog research since everything cancelled because of the floods and feeling really anxious and frustrated. I’m like you and I am very much a research person. I have almost everything else figured out: tasks, first year costs, tossing up between 2 training orgs, dog’s routine, groomer, vet clinic, my university is very service dog friendly as is my job and hospital. I’m just having a hard time on the breed and having the dog shows tomorrow cancelled and one of my cats being a little sick is not great for my anxiety (my cat doesn’t want cuddles so he can’t comfort me). I just want to be able to make good progress! I read an entire book on Papillons but I’m still terrified I’m going to choose the wrong breed and have my dog wash. And if my dog is just a pet then I will have to be separated from them for extended periods each year when I’m at my worse mental healthwise and I think that would be bad for both me and my dog.

    TLDR: Australia and service dogs is really sucky

  26. Felisha Warzee on November 19, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Another note- golden retrievers stay a “puppy” until they are like 4 years old.

  27. Olivia Neff on November 19, 2022 at 11:55 am

    I have been doing research for a while to get a service dog because I am disabled in a couple different ways and your channel has helped a lot for my research so thank you

  28. Kaitlyn Hanson on November 19, 2022 at 11:56 am

    Sisters are annoying.

  29. Shawn Lagasse on November 19, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Nice details. Thanks for sharing

  30. MinaRose2023VA on November 19, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Looking for information on service dogs so this is helpful. Thinking on Poodles cause of my asthma and bronchitis. I want a toy poodle because I live in a small one bedroom apartment.

  31. Kaitlyn Hanson on November 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    A poodle called 911 because a school bus driver collapsed

  32. Just A Soul Sista on November 19, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you much for your information, my Luv.

  33. Jhope_ bts love on November 19, 2022 at 12:01 pm

    I currently have a service corgi in training

  34. Jenny Hamilton on November 19, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    I had a service dog american eskimo he worked for 15 years and passed at 17 vet said the work and on the go lifestyle kept him healthy and pass his lifespan plus never seen this breed be a service dog we miss my dog so much

  35. Sy on November 19, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    I have major depression and I get anxious very easily and other things so I’m thinking of getting a lab! Probably a chocolate lab because the name sounds so cute but also because I read one of your replies to a comment that said that labs and other breeds are a good choice

  36. DustMeister on November 19, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    The good thing about the great spoos is they dont shed YOU CAN FINALLY WEAR BLACK WITHOUT WORRY!!!!!!!!! i was so excited when i got my spoo sd, i love goth clothing so i wear goth type clothing (black things) so spoos are my best friend!

  37. aHandfulOfSoup on November 19, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    the fab four from what i’ve always heard is standard poodles, goldens, labs, and German Shepherds not collies

  38. Cast Member Adventures on November 19, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    Im thank you for the video! Im in the process of battling stage 4 cancer and I am completely and permanently legally disabled so I actually started thinking about getting a SD. definitely doing all the research and will be talking to my doctors and physiatrists about this

  39. Emily Kidder on November 19, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    I have a standard poodle named Jasmine I want to make her Want to service dog

  40. Meadow the stray on November 19, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    My Labrador is lazy to a point. When she is around a cattle dog she becomes this high energy dog I never seen beforw

  41. eyeless jack on November 19, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Me having a Great Dane as a service dog sitting here like “aww u didn’t mention Great Dane’s they’re so great for mobility.”

  42. Kat Beckstead on November 19, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    German Shepards aren’t a great choice for a psychiatric SD.
    Me: has a GS as a psychiatric/mobility SD. Lol he is amazing at it too, tho he is still in training

  43. Lisa Gallegos - Dog Training on November 19, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Agree with the Doodle – get a Poodle if you want hypoallergenic. You can get their hair cut like a Doodle anyway 🙂

    I’ve seen great Doodle SD’s but I’ve also seen MORE psychotic doodles!

    LMK if you ever wanna collab on your experience on my channel <3

  44. Kaitlyn Hanson on November 19, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Your afraid to go around dogs.

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