However, co-sleeping is not always possible or preferred by the caregiver, in which case simply having your service dog sleeping closely adjacent to your sleeping space can serve the same purpose. For individuals who suffer from PTSD, it is recommended that a service dog sleep within arm's length of their caregiver.
Do service dogs live longer, live less, or show no difference in their lifespans? On average, service dogs tend to live healthy, normal lifespans. Some may have accidents or diseases that take their lives early (like some companion dogs), and others may live much longer than expected (like some companion dogs also).