|Lana and Limey before beginning their service work|
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Posted 2013/05/23 By
Here’s a guide to the different types of service dogs and a few of the organizations that train both dogs and owners.
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 2011 defines service dogs as those trained to do work directly related to a person’s disability. Emotional support animals and dogs used as crime deterrents are excluded from this definition. A service dog is expected to accompany a person with a disability at all times.Over 90% of service dog handlers say that their animals improve their quality of life by assisting with life skills and increasing physical activity and community involvement. (READ MORE)