Therapy dogs, like service dogs and emotional support animals, provide a service for humans that is restorative but while service dogs and emotional support animals focus their attention on one specific person, a therapy dog provides support to multiple people in many different situations. They not only visit schools, hospitals, and nursing homes, but they are often brought in to help calm victims and witnesses in traumatic situations such as natural disasters and shootings. Slovensky Cuvacs are typically calm dogs with a particular fondness for children who are known to be gentle and affectionate with those who are not a threat and are tolerant of even somewhat rough handling. These traits make them excellent candidates to be quality therapy dogs who may be best suited to specializing in comforting children in need. Training and certification to become a service dog can range from around fifty dollars to a few hundred dollars, depending on the amount of training that is required and what form that training takes.
Flock guardian dogs like the Slovensky Cuvac are particularly well-suited to the activity of camping. This breed of dog is typically protective and somewhat territorial, so they will alert you if someone enters the area of your campsite, but typically they are only aggressive when either they or their charges are actually threatened. They have thick, warm fur and while they can stand colder temperatures allowing them to sleep in the tent with you protects them from exposure to the elements, wildlife, and theft; they also offer additional warmth to the human occupants when they are permitted to sleep in the tent. When camping with your dog it is never a good idea to leave them alone either in the car, where lack of airflow combined with higher temperatures can quickly cause your companion to overheat, nor at the campsite, where unfriendly wildlife, diseased carcasses, or unexpected weather conditions could cause a problem.
While Slovensky Cuvacs tend to be more tolerant of other dogs than many of the other herd guardian breeds, this tendency needs to be reinforced with consistent socialization. While dog parks can be a good way for your dog to interact, it is not as controlled of an environment as a pack walk generally is, and there are additional risks such as uncontrolled and poorly socialized dogs, and additional opportunities for the spread of germs. Walking together in a pack is actually a natural experience for most dogs, and although some dogs need time to adjust to the situation, it typically benefits most dogs, both mentally and physically. There are groups that meet up in most towns, and in many places, there are even groups specifically designed around dogs that are reactive or fearful. In many cases, these walks are headed by a professional in the dog training world or another person with extensive training or experience in reading canine body language in order to avoid squabbles and fights between the dogs. Although many of these groups are free to join, those that focus on socializing dogs with behavioral difficulties may charge a small fee.