Why I'm so passionate about training service dogs
I understand the hardships and discouragement a chronic disease can bring, having such a toll on a person. At twelve years old I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I have suffered year after year with harsh limitations and chronic pain.
As my diseased progressed, my aspirations for a healthy life slowly dissolved. After each surgery, ER visit, and traumatic medical experience my motivation to live the life I wanted to seemed to be as meaningless as the gum stuck under a table; disgustingly out of place.
After my surgery in April 2011, being on the brink of death, I was finally able to see that although I may be alive, I certainly was not living. It was time to make a change. My first step towards living, as silly as it seemed, was adopting a puppy named Rosie. My little puppy raised me out of the reality I had created over the past decade. My sweet Rosie reminded me of my purpose: helping others. At the time I did not know, but by letting this puppy into my life I was embarking on a beautiful relationship and discovery.
Rosie guided me on this journey and together we found our purpose.
A new chapter begins...
Creating New Tails is a speciality training program to help those who need an extra hand in life by offering them their perfect service dog.
I trained Rosie to be my service dog. Although I did not know of anyone who had a service dog to help with Crohn’s Disease, I knew Rosie would become the trendsetter! I was able to train Rosie multiple skills and she became even more eager to learn. I taught her picking up and carrying items, opening and closing doors, giving me balance, detecting ostomy leaks, and finding help. When my disease wanted to bubble to the surface, through allergic reactions or upcoming surgeries, Rosie was there to help. As I trained this little 38lb mixed breed, I saw her personality blossom as her desire to work became even more clear.
Rosie taught me to always live in my joy and live with just as much passion and love as she does. Training Rosie evolved into my new and improved mission in life.
Helping others live in their joy with the help of a furry companion is an amazing gift I am honored to offer. I have witnessed others like me; those with Crohn’s Disease, an ostomy or any life-limiting condition, struggle through life as I did. Through my experience of Crohn’s and trapped in a world of chronic pain, I created a sad reality that I was not worth being helped or deserved my own happiness.
Having a service dog dissolved that reality I lived for and reminded me to thrive, not just survive.
Creating New Tails is opening a new door in the service dog world!
People with IBD whether it’s Crohn’s, Colitis, or GP deserve the love and support a Service Dog provides! New tales will be created as the IBD community, or any disability, open their hearts for a new furry helper seeking to find their forever companion and partner!
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