Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
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Answer by rainmommy at 9:01 AM on Jul. 20, 2009
A therapy dog is trained by the owner while a service dog is trained by a professional handler. There is a big difference between the two certifications as a service dog provides a service for a specific individual's needs (ex: seeing eye or the physically impaired). Which are you looking for in a dog. Certain breeds do better than others. All our dogs are certified therapy dogs through our local kennel club and TDI. If you need more info please let me know and I will clarify and put you in touch with the correct persons. Good luck.
Answer by equusvetgal at 8:27 PM on Jul. 20, 2009
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Answer by Mousuke at 2:05 AM on Jul. 21, 2009
As I stated before you must be careful in your selection of dog as not every dog will do the type of work you want it too. Not all dogs will track. The above mentioned "urban tracking" was a sport designed by the UKC to promote for titles. The AKC has its' own program for working dogs and so on. A genuinely trained tracking dog will be able to track all terrains with no difficulty. This I know first hand as we have police dogs (husband is a Federal Marshall) and work all of our dogs. Our dogs have SCH lll titles as well as police tracking certifications. From those titles they are split into Narcotics/Bomb/Cadaver/ and live trace dogs.
Exactly what are your requirements with regards to this potential dog and your child? It will help to narrow the type of dog you will require.
Answer by equusvetgal at 9:30 AM on Jul. 21, 2009
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