Demand for Service Dogs Unleashes 'Wild West' Market
A recent article discusses how the demand for service dogs to help individuals with a variety of disabilities has increased greatly in recent years and how this has overwhelmed nonprofit service dog trainers. This unmet need has led to the creation of for-profit service dog providers that charge large sums of money for their dogs and face little oversight. This lack of oversight is potentially exposing people who have complex medical issues to large financial barriers, poorly trained dogs and fraud.
For more information, see the article, “Demand for service dogs unleashes a 'Wild West' market”.