Apparently the House just passed a bill, H.R. 198, the Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act. I've read what seems to be the full text of the act, and I'm having a hard time understanding it. Basically I'm trying to figure out if they're talking about training therapy dogs, dogs who provide affection and comfort for people in stressful situations; or service dogs, dogs who are trained to perform tasks that mitigate a person's disability. Because it sounds like the whole point of this program is to see if the dogs lessen the symptoms of PTSD in veterans (which sounds like a therapy dog), rather than helping people with PTSD in their activities of daily living (as a service dog would do). Also, it requires "certified service dog trainers," and, sadly, there is not currently any certification process for service dog trainers. I know I've had a long day and am very tired, though, so I'm very likely missing something here. Can anybody help??