Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit our more in-depth article addressing the issue of Fake vs Real Service Dogs.
After determining that you are disabled, you need to decide if a dog can be trained to do tasks or work to mitigate your disability. Dogs are only capable of learning and performing certain behaviors and not all disabilities lend themselves to being mitigated by a dog.
If BOTH of the above conditions apply to you, then YES, you do qualify for a Service Dog.
Please read our in-depth article addressing the differences between ESAs, SDs and Therapy Dogs.
This decision should not be made lightly though. Owner-training a Service Dog is very difficult, expensive and time consuming when done properly. Be sure to do the necessary research and have the support and resources in place before attempting to owner train.