while I don't much about the politics, laws , regs regarding SD's,,I'm getting that there is no Federal or State Laws prohibiting someone with an SD to do /certify their dog to be a Therapy dog as well.
So being a TD dog & SD dog is basically just considered "taboo" by some ?
My opinion, ridiculous, I think a trained dog can distinguish one job from the another.
Example, a dog trained in agility & obedience 'knows' the difference between walking into the agility ring and walking into an obedience ring and what is required in each.
I also don't believe for one minute that the majority of people who have SD's, don't interact with them in a "pet" manner at some point during their day.
While I do think a dog (SD)that is working should be just that, in working mode, not bothered by people, outside distractions, I do think a dog smart enough to be trained in this type of work, would also be smart enough to know when they are in work mode and when they are in down time/some other mode..
ANd I also agree, when quoting anything, please provide a link or the entire context of the quote so we may see/understand it fully