Your gorgeous German Shephard clearly means the world to you. You share a very special bond...
It sounds like she really helps ground your anxiety, & makes you feel more settled around strangers. I think she makes you feel safe...she’s your friend & protector.
I think if you search “how to register therapy dogs, Queensland” in your browser, a couple of state government sites should show up.
I’m not a legal expert or doctor; I’m just your average person trying to help out. But just at a glance on some of those sites, I think key considerations include:
- Verifying if she is recognised as an appropriate breed to be a therapy dog.
- Training and registration by an authorised trainer or organisation
- Dog needs to pass the Public Access Test (PAT) as per the Guide Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act (2009).
- You need to have a disability/health condition recognised by the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act (2009)
I think there are other considerations too, but those are the ones that stood out to me.
As I suggested, if you search on your browser, there should be more detailed information from your state government :)
Kindness & care,