Training a Service Dog

Do I Have a Service Dog?

ICON - Emotional Support Animal - Service Dog Training - Tails Of Hope

ESA Dog

Provide companionship & relieve loneliness

Help with depression, anxiety, and certain phobias

Do NOT have special training to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities

ICON - Therapy Animal - Service Dog Training - Tails Of Hope

Therapy Dog

Provide therapeutic contact, usually in a clinical setting, to improve handler’s physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning

ICON - ADA Compliant Service Dog - Service Dog Training - Tails Of Hope

ADA Compliant Service Dog

Any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.

Tasks can include, among other things, pulling a wheelchair, retrieving dropped items, alerting a person to a sound, or reminding a person to take medication.