11 Things To Know About Service Dogs
2. You can’t really choose your own service dog
Because of government benefits, many people want to claim their dogs as service dogs when they are merely good companions. A few organizations offer to train a pet to be a service dog for a fee but these are usually shams. True service dogs are bred just for that purpose, and must go through rigorous training for years before placement. You can teach your dog to fetch and carry, but that doesn’t make him qualify as a true service dog.