Want to know the difference between a psychiatric service dog and an emotional support animal? Or the difference between a psychiatric service dog and a therapy dog? Maybe you want to understand the ADA rights of businesses, or the ADA rights of service dog handlers—including how you can owner-train your dog to mitigate your disability.

We have the answers to these questions and much, much more about service dogs and psychiatric service dogs. Find them by exploring our extensive and ever-growing information trove!

To begin, click on a topic or icon on the navigation bar anchored atop every page (or choose a popular page from the left sidebar), and if you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Psychiatric Service Dog Partners’ purpose is to promote the mental health of people using service dogs for psychiatric disabilities by educating, advocating, providing expertise, facilitating peer support, and promoting responsible service dog training and handling.

Psychiatric Service Dog Partners (PSDP) works toward its mission by providing the public information on this website, hosting a private support listserv, holding an annual convention for PSD handlers, consulting with other groups and policymakers, and making presentations and media appearances. PSDP does not provide dogs, train dogs, or certify service dog teams.


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