Would you train an owner’s pet dog to be a service dog?

No, and here’s why:

Even if a person has a dog that was properly socialized as a puppy to other dogs, crowds, and loud noises; has low reactivity/high biddability/low tenacity; has high pack drive/medium prey drive/low fight drive/low flight drive; and has been trained through positive reinforcement; even then, the process really works best when we select and train the individual dog. EDIT: 9/5/2021: We are trying out a new pilot program to work with people who have, on their own, trained to get a Canine Good Certificate. We hope this pilot program works well!

We know this isn't always the answer people want to hear, but choosing the individual dogs we work with is an integral part of the process.