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Frequently Asked Questions About My Service Dog

International Assistance Dog Week (August 4-10) came and went and I didn’t have the energy to post this in time, but here it is anyway: the answers to the most frequently asked questions I get about my service dog.

Keep in mind that the answers to these questions are specific to me and my dog, the organization I work with, and the country I live in (the Netherlands). So things might not be the same for you! If you live in the US and need advice on service dogs, please contact somebody else as I have limited knowledge on how things work overseas.

The Basics

  • Nugget is a Golden Retriever. Her breeder is Bentivar.
  • She’s in training to become an autism service dog.
  • I got her when she was 7.5 weeks old. She is now almost 10 months old.
  • I train her myself with the help of a service dog trainer (more on that later). We work with Stichting SAAC.

Make sure to follow Nugget on Instagram to stay up-to-date on our adventures and training progress!

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