Rules exist for a reason and when it comes to Service Dogs and Service Dog law, too many people have come to view them more as “guidelines.” Whether it’s someone who wishes they could take their dog everywhere or someone who has chosen to break the law by presenting their pet as a fake Service Dog, both actions cause damage and harm to the Service Dog and disabled community.
There’s some big news in the Service Dog world! There’s a first-of-its-kind Service Dog Training Program available to zoos that will assist them with acclimating zoo animals to the presence of Service Dogs. If you don’t know why this is a big deal, then read on!
How do you handle an emergency situation as a service dog handler? What can you do to make it easier on you, the service animal, and the first responders? These are all questions we should think of, but rarely actually seek the answer until it’s too late and an emergency situation has already occurred. So, then, where do we start?
In today's culture, many people understand that a Service Dog "helps people." It's all too common, though, for people outside of the Service Dog community to have no idea what Service Dogs do for their people, how to recognize a Service Dog, or how to answer the question, "What is a Service Dog?"