Emotional support dog training maybe professional or self-taught. Some individuals are able to train their own dogs, with or without the help of an organization or individual. It is not necessarily important who trained the dog, but rather that the dog is properly trained and performs tasks specifically designed to mitigate the disability. If a dog is trained to do task training, whether the dog is self-trained or professionally trained, then the dog fits the definition of a service dog. The dog must be able to pass a behavioral and temperament test and the owner must be educated and capable of understanding guidelines and best practices for the utilization of a service dog. The dog must be task trained and consistent in providing disability mitigating intervention or behavior by the owner.
For example, the dog must be housebroken, quiet, and not display or posses any aggressive tendencies. They must be non-reactive to children, animals, and adults plus behave well in all public spaces. They must not lunge, jump or growl, even if they are just trying to socialize or play. If the dog is misbehaving they should not be permitted in public areas.
The dog must conform to the same requirements as any other service dog. They must be non-reactive in any environment and perform in any venue. Aggression of any type is unacceptable.