If your dog seeks people more than other dogs.
Enjoys the company of strangers for long periods of time.
Your dog must be comfortable and calm around children, elderly, walkers, wheelchairs, canes, bandages, tubing, crutches, and other equipment. To help your dog get used to moving equipment, like a stroller, shopping cart, your dog needs to expose to them.
If working with elderly or children the dog has to remain relaxed even when the kids get excited. Sit calmly for petting and not lick or paw strangers. Some dogs do not like hugs, especially from strangers.
If you see these signs it would be best to have your dog tested.
The extremely good response is for your dog to only have eyes for you during the testing process.
Therapy dogs are allowed in hospitals, nursing homes special invitations and groups.
If your dog growls or acts at all aggressive, uncomfortable, hackles raised, intense staring and stiff legs, the dog is not a good candidate for service work.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area