CGC, Therapy Dogs, Service Dogs and Assistance Dogs – What’s the difference?

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As an AKC CGC Evaluator, I get a lot of emails asking about testing dogs as a first pass to a Therapy Dog certification, when they really mean Service Dog. I thought I’d take the opportunity to note the differences.
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Shira does Therapy Dog

Therapy dogs have no idea how much joy and comfort they bring, they just smile, say “hello” and let people pet them. But for the people that are isolated for long periods of time, a visit from a furry friend can be irreplaceable.

Did you know that AKC has a Therapy Dog title? Read more Shira does Therapy Dog