The lady at Blind Services even wanted to take away my dog and send it to a shelter. My dog is a service dog , owner trained. She gives me emotional support and helps me socialize. As a child i was extremely shy. The kind of person that sometimes is invisible to others, people talk to me because of my dog and this helps me socialize besides she helps me find things when i drop them. She is still learning , but she makes people look at me as a person not a blind person. She is not a guide dog, I still use the cane.