Brandi has faults: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Service dogs, their roles and behaviors are continually a subject of debate. Usually, I read commentary from the “observers” which often allows little room for imperfection. This was a refreshing and realistic insight from the “other side.”

So recently Brandi has been attacked on “Whisper App”… I know right?… for being a fake service dog because apparently she doesn’t assist me, therefore she doesn’t have a job. Also, because she “runs away from me, barks at other dogs, and begs for food.” Well let’s get right down to the nitty gritty here and talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The good:

Brandi and I have worked for countless hours on perfecting her low blood sugar alerting. I find that she learns best when she’s alone so we mostly work at home and around school.

Brandi alerts naturally to high adrenalin levels, which are a tell-tale sign of a heart arrhythmia coming on. They can make me very dizzy and even pass out. (No fun at all right??)

Brandi was being trained for allergy alert when we first started. She was a very quick learner…

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