Service Dogs: What You Need To Know About Them And How To Choose The Right One For Your Needs (And Yours)

Wearing a service vest doesn’t make a service dog: A service dog is a wonderful gift given to those with disabilities . Service dogs are specially bred and trained to help people with disabilities. They have rights to accompany their owners to all places protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Big Brown guide dog with a red vest sitting next to their owner

21 states have passed new laws. These laws crackdown on those who try and misrepresent their pets as service animals. They are dogs, not humans. It is essential that they are given the correct feeding, grooming, watering, and cleaning up after them.

ID Card - Service Dog - with Holographic Security Seal

They undergo thousands of hours of training. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and breeds. It takes about 2 years for owners to train their service dog. They can be trained by dogs, rather than humans. You have your own needs and wants. They also get special training to help you with specific tasks.

Yellow lab guide dog walking across the crosswalk with their companion

You are also allowed to qualify. There are certain application procedures you need to consider when applying for a service service. . . .

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