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Buying an older dog is best if you really want/need a service dog. Even at 8 weeks all the testing in the world can't determine whether a dog could make it in any line of work for sure- it's going to be a gamble to some extent. Some dogs aren't reactive per say but they still can't cope in a busy environment and hold focus, some dogs seem very confident and even balanced as pups but lose it as they get older and hormones kick in. If you'll love this dog no matter what go for it, but if you need a service dog for yourself or a family member look at already or partially trained dogs:)
 
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