We considered a service dog. Then we found ourselves family to a service cat. That's what we call her anyway. She keeps Kearnan calm and loves him totally unconditionally. WE have no idea to this day where she came from, she just appeared at our doorstep. As soon as she met Kearnan she put her paws on his chest and gave him a kitty kiss and they have been best friends ever since. She's always there when he needs to be calmed, she just appears. Totally not what I think of when I think of cats.
We just got a young american bulldog that I am thinking would be nice to have trained as a service dog though. Kearnan can't take his cat out of the house with him, and defiantely not into stores and stuff. If our dog were certified he could go places and help me. Though honestly in the past year Kearnan has gotten so much better. I really have a harder time handling his NT baby brother than him these days. Do they train service dogs for difficult toddlers?
ETA: does anyone know where you might go to look into training for a dog you already have?