Service dogs aid people with disabilities, following ADA guidelines. They're highly trained for public behavior, enabling them to accompany their handlers anywhere.
Animal-assisted therapy: Certified animals aid patients' treatment. Therapy dogs provide emotional support in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and day care centers
Police dogs (K-9s) aid law enforcement, protecting handlers and apprehending suspects. Trained to chase down criminals and detect substances, they play a crucial role in crime prevention.
Military working dogs aid the military in various tasks: detecting, tracking, sentry duty, scouting, and search and rescue operations, enhancing their effectiveness and safety.
Detection dogs excel in scent detection, motivated by positive reinforcement. They locate substances like drugs, explosives, blood, remains, and can even detect cancer, bed bugs, and more.
Search-and-rescue dogs excel in agility, scent, and hearing. Highly trained for tracking, specialized search, avalanche rescue, and locating cadavers, they play vital roles in various fields.
Herding dogs, part of specific breeds, work with livestock like sheep and cattle. Some require training, while others excel naturally. They can also compete in herding trials.