Thanks I appreciate your help@Kimberly Williams - rather than search the internet may I suggest you seek out the services of a health professional working in the fields of disability that the dog may be able to work with ppl in. They may know where reputable service dog providers are in your State and possibly even assist you to approach them & find out information that you need.
I'd be a little wary of thinking you require one breed type and only one. It's true there are established breeds with a good reputation but depending on what the dogs role will be in your home there may be other suitable breeds and mixes.
I'm in Aus., so cannot help with USA.
But good luck I hope your search is successful.
This is the best thing to do. Not just for reliable advice for your specific dog, but for the reassurance of talking to a certified trainer (who knows you and your dog - big bonus, because that means they can tailor their advice to things you guys are capable of), but also to keep them across the situation.I'm going to contact the trainers and ask them what is the best thing to do
Tbh? I go out of my way to avoid dogs that have been left tethered outside a store.
IDFK If it helps at all... but unless my dogs off off-leash/playing? I count this as extremely BAD behavior. As bad as aggressive behavior towards a child / requiring swift & immediate response on my part. Usually? I just hiss at them like a cat, because it’s fast & grabs everyone’s (with 4 legs) attention, or an insulted “Oy!” (Which also grabs most 4-footed attention. It’s the insulted tone that carries. Regardless of the language). Then I direct my Oh-f*ck-No towards the other dog, whether it’s a standoff until their Boss comes, or they back down. I’ll deal with my own dog later. Which is usually/nearly always the wiggle body OMG I FORGOT! I’M SO SORRY! dance of please-please-please-pleeeeeeeease let me prove my fealty by licking/biting your jaw! Because I am YOURS and you are mine, and I didn’t meeeeeeeeean to offer my life/fealty to a stranger! It jus came over me and I wasn’t thinking and pleeeeeeeeeeease please please please forgive me / don’t leave me/ be okay/ please-please-please <<< Wiggle body because my grown up dogs are caricatures of embarrassed shame the few times it’s happened / refusing to look at me or anyone else, until I tap “up” and then it’s either a horrifyingly wet collarbone to hairline lick (yuck!) or the oh-so-careful-feather-light-teeth-to-jaw... and then MR BOUNCY as they go craaaaaaaazy with the whole “I WAS FORGIVEN!!! I AM LOVED! Gotta run-run-run. LOVED & FORGIVEN!!! run-run-run-run! Okay. Heeling now. BEST behavior. Best. Best. Bestest. You WONT REGRET IT. Because I love you. I love you sooooooooo much.My little K was by then cowering and beginning to roll onto her back in submission but also trying to get away too. It was horrible.
^^Thanks Friday. I hadn't thought about going on the offensive with the other dog and re-establishing my authority.As soon as I started treating submission-to-strangers like aggression-to-strangers? I had a MUCH happier dog.