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Thank you
by: Anonymous

Your post has encouraged me. I adoped a five year old great cross anatolia shep. Did DNA. I have been told by so many people that he cant be a service dog because of his breed. He is a perfect gentleman in every way. I am training him and he almost reads my mind. He accepts the family cat eating his food, is patient with me working with the horses, goes to college classes, but people keep telling me he cant be a SD because of his breed. He has kept me from falling 6 times this winter. I have only had him 4 and a half months. Wish me luck in Wyoming. "Fetch" though he knows what it means is not in his vocabulary. :)

Shoji continued
by: David Anonymous

Shoji is not 18 months old and still a 'puppy' in many ways. Nevertheless he is mastering many new skills. Now able to 'brace' and working on pulling for a wheel chair. He has legs like tree trunks so that will not be difficult for him. He gets very upset if we leave the house without him now. The biggest problem is he is super friendly and with a Pyr face all want to pet him. Our trainer wants him to work toward being a therapy dog as well. Shall see. Also our vet wants him to be a blood donor for other dogs.

David, thank you for the update on Shoji. Sounds like he is a wonderful dog and with plenty of patience and daily training will be all the things you are hoping for. Please keep writing in... Jo

Shoji
by: David Anonymous

Our pyr service dog in training is 7 months old and has already mastered many of the skills he needs to assist including stairs and elevators. At 80 pounds+ he is doing great. Not for everyone but for us he is great. Lots of work in any case. After a two day hospital stay for me he was impressive.

GABRIEL
by: Anonymous

MY DAUGHTER HAS A SERVICE DOG IN TRAINING. HE IS A GREAT PYRENEES. HE HAS ALREADY IDENTIFIED HER HAVING A SEIZURE BEFORE SHE HAD IT. HE IS LESS THAN A YEAR OLD. HE LOVES MY DAUGHTER VERY MUCH ALONG WITH THE FAMILY. HE ALSO LETS HER KNOW WHEN TO SLOW UP AND TAKE HER TIME. WHEN IN PUBLIC HE FOCUSES ON HER WITHOUT DISTRACTION. JUST A NOTE TO SAY THESE ARE GREAT DOGS.

my SD is a Pyr mix
by: Sue sc.frend@yahoo.com

Oh how I love reading your post.. I have a mix. He is Great Pyrenees, Border collie, and Belgian Tervuren. He is large and red and looks a lot like a Pyr and acts like one. He is 7 but my vet says he is 9. I hope not. I talked to my vet about training a replacement and he said just forget a pure Pyrenees. They are too stubborn. Teddy is reluctant sometimes but he always bends in my favor. He is so well behaved everywhere I go. He loves people and likes to be petted. He does shed a lot.

Now that I have read your notes I am pulled toward getting a Pyr. I will probably look at young rescues as all my SD were rescues. I would love any suggestions about what traits to watch out for and which ones to look for. BTW I used to live in Clearwater, FL and was in contact with the Pyr rescue while there.

I also have a Pyr SD
by: CancerGirl and SuperDog

Hello there, I have a female Great Pyrenees for my service dog also. I am currently considering a male to replace my current female SD. I love the breed, and I am sure with persistance you can get Hannah to quiet down her barking. SuperDog goes to college with me and loves to come to classes. She is the biggest celebrity on campus. I love tha you have Pyrs as your SDs, as they are not usually seen as a SD. I am in Ocala area, so we are actually close to each other. Beautiful dogs both of them.

Love it Viki Proud of all you do for them
by: heidi (sister)

Love it sis:)
Cannot wait to get my own service dog in a few years prayfully then i can give you a belt to make one for me too. Her collars and vests are so awesome .Viki takes pride in everyone she does too. I also know both patches and hannah too loveable loyal service dogs. heidi

Wow! Really enjoyed this story.
by: Linda

Fabulous service dogs and owner!

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