|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
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|Barked: Fri Oct 25, '13 4:50am PST |
|There are differences between Service dog and Therapy dog, the main one that therapy dogs do not have any rights of public transportation, etc., and are only allowed to visit BY invitation from the facility where the visit is planned. Each facility may or may not also have their own regulations and testing prior to the visits.
Certification for therapy work, although not legally required, does provide insurance for you and the dog should any incident occur while you are visiting with your dog. The CGC and any other testing offered by AKC only provide a beginning step toward testing for therapy visits. They do not automatically designate the dog as a Therapy dog, that is done via additional testing with an organization such as TDI, or Delta.