Service dogs have provided a tremendous benefit for people with various disabilities for over two hundred years. Life-important tasks that were previously not possible are now achievable with a properly trained service dog.
Most service dogs go through training programs before they are paired with their handlers, but it is permitted for owners to train their own dogs for service. In recent years, the distinction between service dogs (SDs) and emotional support Animals (ESAs) has been hotly debated because service dogs are permitted in public places whereas ESAs are not. If you have a disability, how can you make your dog into a service dog?