Re: Service dogs for mental health issues
I didn't mean to offend. I apologize if I did. I don't believe there really is a "beating" of an anxiety dissorder. You have to learn to live with it. There are many ways to do this. One is medication others may include, hollistic remedies, finding means of distracting ourselves, CBT, meditation, or even religion.
The goal from all of these would be to become a productive member of society meaning, working, having friends, being able to enjoy life inside and outside of the house. I don't see how having an anxiety retrieval dog is going to help in that pursuit. I think it may actually make it easier to stay indoors which only encourages the agoraphobia. That is why I think it is a dangerous idea. It actually encourages you to stay home when everyone should be encouraged to do exactly the oposite of what the anxiety is telling you to do.