Therapy Dog vs Service Dog

Many people confuse therapy dogs and service dogs. The basic differences are simple. 

Therapy dogs are pets who are trained by their owners to visit people.

Service dogs are trained by professionals to assist their owners in accomplishing everyday tasks.

Both are working dogs.

  • Service dogs have special privileges in our society because they help their owner to survive in this world. 
  • Therapy dogs may only go where they are invited.

Links for more details

Love on a Leash – What is a therapy pet?

Alliance for Therapy Dogs – Difference between a therapy dog vs a service dog