Benefits and Challenges of Professional Trained vs Owner-Trained Service Dogs

Here's a new study comparing professionally trained service dogs with self-trained (owner-trained) service dogs.

It used self-reporting
retrospective question/answer style. Some insightful observations that may be helpful for people considering if or not training their own service dog might work for them. 

The research looked at:

  • different methods of training service dogs (professional vs owner-training)
  • different severities of human partners' disabilities 
  • different roles of service dogs 


Click on the link to read the study and see the references.
Professionally- and Self-Trained Service Dogs: Benefits and Challenges for Partners With Disabilities