Category Archives for "Service Animals"

The World of the Comfort Dog AKA Crisis Response Dog

Reading Time: 3 minutesDogs make everything better, especially in scary and stressful situations. Their presence seems to put us almost immediately in a better mood or at the very least feel comforted. Bringing comfort to people comes naturally to dogs, but with a little training, the reach of their comfort can reach hundreds of people. A dog like this goes

Can You Get a Service Dog for Depression?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Around four percent of the American population suffers from a severe mental health disability. For those who live with severe depression, living a normal life can be hard. They need a little help getting by in their day-to-day. One thing is for certain: they would greatly benefit from getting a service dog for depression. These animals

A Cane Corso Service Dog: Do These Pups Fit the Bill?

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’re thinking about training your puppy to be a service dog, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that there are approximately 500,000 service dogs helping people with disabilities across the United States. Whether they’re used as emotional support dogs, help with visual impairment, mobility problems, or other issues, they can

Service Dog for Anxiety: Is There Even Such a Thing?

Reading Time: 5 minutesA service dog for anxiety is the hero dog that is specially trained to physically assist people suffering from severe anxiety and panic attacks. Anxiety can be a debilitating condition, with wide-ranging symptoms that can include anything from panic attacks to digestive issues to problems concentrating.  To learn more about what is a

A Service Animal Guide: Animals That Are Our Ears, Eyes and So Much More

Reading Time: 6 minutes A service animal is truly the hero of the animal world. Service animals can help people with all sorts of disabilities to maintain their independence and live fuller lives. Sadly, there is still a great deal of misunderstanding about who these helper animals actually are, and what they do. Fear not though, as we’re here to set the

A Guide to Service Dog Training for People with Disabilities

Reading Time: 5 minutes Service dogs are any physically disabled person’s best friend. They help them in their day-to-day lives and make living a lot easier. The biggest reason why they’re so useful is that they go through a service dog training program. It teaches them to open doors, navigate crowded streets, and much more. The course is specially

The Fake Service Dog: A Problem with False Service Dog Registration!

Reading Time: 4 minutes It seems like service dogs are finally starting to get the recognition they deserve, with increased public understanding and awareness of what these amazing animals do. However, this rise in awareness seems to have come hand-in-hand with a problem: people falsely presenting their pets, using fake service dog registration sites. Take CertaPet’s

Service Dog Requirements: A Hero Dog Checklist!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Service dogs really are something special. They are able to help people with disabilities or impairments do a range of activities and lead independent lives. So what are the service dog requirements? Any breed of dog can be a service dog. Any size, or shape, of dog, can be a service dog. But, not every dog has what it takes to be a service

How to Get a Service Dog: A Definitive Guide

Reading Time: 5 minutes When you hear the term service dog, you imagine some highly trained canine that can open a tin can at the click of a finger, but surprisingly service dogs come in all sorts of roles and training levels. Unlike emotional support animals, who need little to no training, service dogs are extensively trained to help people with a wide range

Dogs with Jobs: The Best Service Dog Breeds

Reading Time: 6 minutes Service dogs are dogs who have been trained to carry out specific tasks to help make daily life easier for those who are suffering from a disability. While just about every breed could potentially produce a good service dog, there are a few in particular that are more likely to make the “best service dog breeds” list! Take

Service Cat: Can a Cat Be a Service Animal?

Reading Time: 4 minutes We have all heard about service dogs, and of course the occasional miniature horse as a service animal. But what about a service cat? We know that cats make an amazing impact as emotional support animals, but does a service cat actually exist? Read on to find out! Take CertaPet’s Free Screening Test   Understanding the Difference

ESA vs Service Dog Laws: Understanding the Difference!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Yes, there are different laws covering the rights of emotional support dogs and service dogs! It is important to understand the difference! In this article, we take you through an explanation of the emotional support animal and service dog laws. We also look at what each type does, and the training they need. Understanding the Difference

The Service Dog Vest: Is it a “Must” or a “Maybe”?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Legally speaking, it is not mandatory for service and assistance dogs to wear a vest while they are out and about with you. But there are some very good reasons to do so! Do you want to know more about the virtues of the service dog vest? Read on. For dogs that do wear a vest, it is clear to others that they are providing you with some