What is a Service Dog?

Robert Forto

Robert Forto

@robertforto | Executive producer and co-host of Dog Works Radio

On this episode, hosts Robert and Michele Forto discuss what the definition of a service dog is on Dog Works Radio.

Many people do not know the difference between a service dog, a therapy dog and an emotional support dog. We are here to answer these questions and more.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • What is a service dog?
  • What is a therapy dog?
  • What is an emotional support dog?
  • What is public access training for service dogs?

Host, Robert Forto’s Bio:

Robert is the training director for Alaska Dog Works where they train dogs for canine obedience, working dogs, therapy dogs and service dogs for clients all over North America. He is also a dog musher and he and his wife operate a 40-dog mushing kennel in Willow, Alaska, called Team Ineka. They can often be seen at local races and leading expeditions in the Alaska backcountry with outdoor leadership students at the University of Alaska. Robert is the producer of Dog Works Radio that has been on the air since 2009 and is currently simulcast on a local radio station, KVRF in Palmer, Alaska.

Host, Michele Forto’s Bio:

Michele Forto is the host of our Daily Dog broadcast here on Dog Works Radio. She is also the lead trainer at Alaska Dog Works and works with clients and their dogs on basic obedience, therapy and service dogs.

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Robert Forto

Robert Forto

@robertforto | Executive producer and co-host of Dog Works Radio

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