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Hi All,
I will be training my puppy to be my service dog as well as an animal assisted therapy dog for my mental health practice. I would love to hear from others as to if they have successfully accomplished this and how they have gone about it. I am looking specifically for how they differentiate between when the dog is a service dog and when they are being a therapy dog (in session). I have been thinking of different mechanisms such as a harness and bandana or something like that, but am open to all feedback.
In case anyone is thinking this is not possible, I have researched it and have discovered that with a highly intelligent breed, it is possible to train your dog to do both. I will be getting my Australian Shepherd in three weeks, and training will begin immediately (basic puppy training of course).

Thanks in advance for your ideas!
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