WHAT IS A SERVICE ANIMAL?
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.
Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
Prescription of a service animal to provide tasks for your disability
EVALUATE YOUR DOG
During the evaluation, the evaluator can identify if your dog has the necessary requirements to perform the tasks
Some disabilities will require more advanced training and tasks that your dog can be trained to do for you
PUBLIC ACCESS TRAINING
We teach your dog to be neutral in a public setting
SPECIFIC TASK TRAINING
Tasks must be directly related with the person’s disability
Canine good citizen, advanced canine good citizen tests and service animal test