Types of Service Dogs
There are several basic types of service dogs, and many combinations more recently developed
to do specific work for persons with various disbilities and combinations of disabilities.
Most commonly, these different types include:
Seizure Alert dogs
Psychological service dogs
Depending on the work the dog will do for the human partner, sizes, temperaments, and training
may vary. Some organizations will put the same basic foundation training on all dogs in their program, and then specialize
and modify the training when a dog shows a preference for one type of work, or gets matched with a person. A consideration
in the matching process is what tasks and exercises a person needs a service dog to do for her or him.