Service Dog vs. Therapy Dog

Service Dogs

- Trained tasks.

- They are trained to serve the needs of one person.

- These dogs are allowed in public and private areas.

- There is no certification required for these dogs out in public.

Therapy Dogs

- They provide emotional support.

- They are trained to serve multiple people.

- They are allowed, with permission, in public and private spaces such as clinics and schools.

- Certification is required in some states.