We are currently working with a trainer for our new dog to be my son's service dog. I know that's backwards. His medical doctor had recommended a service dog a few years back, but my son wouldn't have anything to do with dogs. Until this dog-they just clicked. Then she just naturally alerted to a neurological issue (he has epilepsy, but the events we're seeing may or not be seizures)...and several times since before we could see the signs. So anyway, we have the doctors orders, the professional trainer and a dog who is so far exceeding expectations. Here is my question, though. Do we take her or not? Our trip is scheduled for mid November, which will be about a year into her training (and his learning curve.) We've done Disney enough that we have a lot of tricks we use for him to be able to handle Disney. I am a torn. We can make it without the dog at Disney, we've been before and on the autism front can succeed. My quandary is that many of the tasks she will provide are handled by use of stroller as wheelchair (it addresses a lot of the transitioning and sensory issues), plus physically he could never walk Disney, and since he's in the stroller I would literally be right there. Not exactly allowing him to be independent. But at the same time, I'd hate for him to have to be in pain (again the doctors aren't quite sure what it is) because humans can't see the problem until it is really bad. And if I'm teaching him to depend on her, I don't know if not taking her right at the time he's learning that lesson either. I'll be honest I'm a little intimidated by the thought of a dog, no matter how well trained and dedicated, at Disney. Just the physical demands of 7 days in the parks is a lot....and since we can make it, I'm torn.