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What is the difference between a guide dog and service dog?

What is the difference between a guide dog and service dog?

A guide dog is trained to assist the blind.  A service dog is trained to help those with severe to profound hearing loss by alerting the individual to a variety of sounds or someone with a physical impairment that substantially limits mobility by assisting in the performance of a wide variety of tasks depending on need and training (e.g. opening doors, retrieving, etc.).

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SOURCES:

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/cope/dogs_and_ptsd.asp

https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/ServiceAndGuideDogs.asp

https://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/Guide_And_Service_Dogs_Frequently_Asked_Questions_FAQS.asp#FAQ3

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