There are approximately 18 million Pit Bull-type dogs in the United States, (or 20% of the dog population). The “Pit Bull,” however, is not a definitive breed, but rather a catch-all term for any dog that exhibits the appearance of this bully breed (not necessarily its genetic makeup). In general, there are four breeds widely […]
Can a Yorkie Be a Service Dog?
The Yorkshire Terrier is a big dog in a small package. With his silky coat and traditional “topknot,” the Yorkie is sure to attract attention wherever he goes. And because of his pint-size, this dog often travels in style – in designer doggy purses or special totes made just for those “elite” pooches. The Yorkie […]
Traveling with a Service Dog on the New York Subway
In light of the recent report of an alleged Service Dog attacking a passenger on a New York subway, there has been much discussion about what a Service Dog is and if they are allowed on public transportation. In this post, we will explore the role of the Service Dog, what makes it different from […]
Can a Maltese Be a Service Dog?
Who can resist the snow white coat, dancing eyes, and spunky nature of the Maltese? This cute, spritely little pooch excels at many things like agility, tracking, obedience, and rally. Can a Maltese be a Service Dog? If so, you would be able to go anywhere you go with your Maltese! Read on as we […]
Can a Pitbull Be a Therapy Dog or Emotional Support Dog?
When we say “Pitbull,” it may unfairly conjure up images of a blood-thirsty beast out to destroy anything in its path. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Pitbull has gotten a bad reputation over the years due to cruel people using them for illegal dog fighting rings. These dogs are victims of animal […]
Do Border Collies Make Good Service Dogs?
When choosing a service dog, whether it be for physical or psychiatric disability, it has to be “need over breed.” Let’s face it, you may love the Chihuahua breed, but when it comes to aiding you with specific tasks, this little guy may not be up for the job. Do Border Collies make good service […]