Most people have been very supportive of us training our own Service Dog but others just don't fully get it. I have had a few people tell me "oh it is easy to train a dog" and "wow that is amazing what you are doing good thing you have so much time" there are also the people who think you just slap a vest on any dog and it is magically a service dog.
Even taking classes takes some extra thought. Because Luke will be a mobility dog we have to modify his obedience classes. We do not do an automatic sit when stopping in heel, he has to stay standing instead. He has to learn to heel in two to three different position based on situations, like going up stairs, down stairs ect.
Training a Service Dog takes a lot of time, organization, patience, money (classes, grooming, dog care, equipment the list goes on), a willingness to learn and ask for help.It is not for everyone but I know that it is well worth it, to help my daughter.