hi friends! this has been in the works for a while now, but i thought you all might like to know that korra has been doing service dog training!
little bit about the situation, when i first met korra 3 years ago, i had no idea how much a service animal would truly help me. i knew i had the disabilities (ptsd + anxiety) but i was still trying out new coping methods.
so korra was just going to be a pet until i found out she was an extreme ease to these things and helped me through panic attacks much faster than i could get through them before, and overall was a bigger help to my mental state than any other form of coping i had tried.
in other words, she already does an excellent job at preforming the service tasks i need, (i think the biggest part is providing tactile stimulation during panic attacks) a really interesting detail is that i never directly trained her to do so, but she does seem to pick up on my body language and know when i need help before i can even realize it sometimes.
as of last week we’re enrolled in an obedience class to help us both out with some extra training. beyond that, my doctor has been on board with the certification and it’ll be finalized when i feel like we’re both ready