Originally Posted by Old Time Cowboy
I have a disability, I plan on making my mini a service animal. I have trained 2 Mastiffs for this before. It takes approximately 2 1/2 years to properly train a service animal. Then the mastiff gets hip problems, or their back goes out and is unable to help, and usually in a shorter time that it took me to train them!! Hopefully a mini will outlast me, and I won't have to spend another 2 to 3 years training another animal. But hey, that is just my prospective.
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Have you ever trined horses? Nonetheless minis They're much, MUCH different than mastiffs!!! Why don't you get another breed of dog that doesn't have hip problems?