Author Topic: Life on Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues (2nd Ed.)  (Read 1340 times)

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I just got this book today, and have not dug too deeply into it, but I'm already disappointed. The first thing I look for, of course, was stuff about service animals. There's only 3/4 of a page of regular text about service animals. It perpetuates the myth that it's easy to train your own service animal using books and mainstream obedience training classes. The only expenses listed are the cost of food, veterinary care, and the potential cost of a program-trained dog. The resource list has a certain certification mill I will not name, and a program that got discussed a few years ago on Kirsten's email list that gives protection-trained dogs to people with PTSD. I hope that the rest of the information in the book is not of such low quality. This is the second edition of this book, and it doesn't look like they did much fact-checking or research into service animals.
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