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PDPM > About Service Dogs > Types of Service Dogs

There are a wide variety of jobs service dogs can have. It is important to keep in mind that while some things may be true for one type of service dog, the same may not hold true for another type. Even service dogs who have the same type of job are not all going to be the same in every respect, as each disability and each service dog team is unique.

Here, you will find basic explanations of some of the most common types of service dogs assisting disabled handlers.

Guide Dogs
Hearing Dogs
Medical Assistance Dogs
Psychiatric Service Dogs
Mobility Dogs

(More types of service dogs coming soon!)

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