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

[schema type=”blog” title=”CGC, Therapy Dogs, Service Dogs and Assistance Dogs – What’s the difference? ” Written by “Kat Camplin, KPA-CTP” url=”http://rompingdogs.com/articles/therapy-dogs-service-dogs-and-assistance-dogs-whats-the-difference/” dateCreated= February 24, 2013 description=”The AKC Canine Good Citizen test was created to promote responsible dog ownership by encouraging dog owners to train their dog to have good doggy manners in public. ” city=”Arcadia” state=”Ca” postalcode=”91007″ country=”US” email=”rompingdogs@gmail.com” phone=”(626) 386-3077″]

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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