Do you know the difference between service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support dogs? What do these titles mean and what are these dogs allowed to do? Chris Deefenthaler, executive director of Assistance Dogs International (ADI), joins the podcast to explain her organization’s role in training and placing assistance dogs. She also details how ADI sets standards and establishes guidelines and ethics for the training of these dogs. Here are links to information we talked about today:

The Assistance Dogs International website has all the information you could ever want The American Kennel Club has an article

“Service Dogs, Working Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs: What’s the Difference?”

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