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PTSD and Freed

  • Sep 10, 2013
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Service Dog Riley and Diane

Dear Marj,

I can never thank you enough for all the expert advise and help you have given me with Riley Dawg.  Below is my recommendation to any and all persons interested, of your excellence in Service Dog Training.  I worked at making it as short as possible but this is a difficult task when one as you have accomplished so much for me.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.







To Whom it may concern,

I was diagnosed 12 years ago with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  I am also told by doctors that this is a permanent condition.  Until about a year and a half ago I was completely unable to go out in public and making doctors appointments was traumatic.  I had gotten Riley Dawg to train as a service Dog about 3 years ago to help me cope with my disorder.  The first year and a half I went to various trainers for help in preparing him for his work.  Not only was there no success in training him, he was completely miss trained for Service Dog Work.   I had given up hope that he would ever be able to help me in public.  I was so embarrassed to have him seen in public, his actions  so inappropriate  I would not take him with me when I needed to.  I had given up hope he could be a Service Dog in public even though his work at home was invaluable.   My therapists and a doctor told me of and recommended Glad Wags and Marj The Dog Trainer for my needs.  After just one hour of evaluation Marj explained what Riley needed and what I would need  to have a competent Service Dog.  AT the time I was still unable to talk much less communicate well and was at a great disadvantage.  The first six months of his training  not only set Riley up for proper work and behavior, Marj completely reversed all the incorrect training I had followed.   Today  I can leave my home and go our without hesitation and confident Riley will do all that he needs to do to get me through it.   I continue training with Marj to not only enhance Riley’s Service Dog work but have a goal of him being able to provide Search and Rescue services.  Thanks to Marj and Glad Wags I have a True Service Dog Working that will not fail me the rest of his life.  I thank God every time I go out for Marj in our lives and enabling all the needed changes for this to be a success.  I am available for any questions you may have.
As Always,



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