Find out everything you ever wanted to know about service animals! Our 101 is packed with important information, valuable resources and guides to help deepen your understanding of the service animal world. Let us help you understand the definitions, laws, challenges, picking your dog, training it and more! The more informed EVERYONE is about service animals and their use, the better everyone's experiences will be!
A LITTLE SERVICE DOG HISTORY!
DISABILITY AND DISABILITY RIGHTS
THE INFORMATION GAPS HURT EVERYONE.
• Fake spotting is toxic.
WHAT IS A SERVICE ANIMAL?
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A SERVICE ANIMAL?
ANIMALS USED AS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA).
• ADA highlights.
• What can be asked.
• What about allergies?
• Businesses have rights too.
• The problem with certification.
• The registration debate.
• Using proofs is dangerous - use information cards instead.
FAIR HOUSING AMENDMENT ACT (FHA)
• FHA highlights.
•Fair housing resources.
AIR CARRIERS ACCESS ACT (ACAA)
• ACAA highlights.
• ACAA revision pending.
• Other air travel issues to be aware of.
• What if a service dog is multi - purpose and not just for psych tasks?
TASKS/WORK RESEARCH AND SELECTION.
• Activity - Selection Task/Work you need.
• Task and work list - type.
• Psychiatric task and work list - symptom.
TRAINING A SERVICE ANIMAL.
• Training rewards.
•The spoon theory - Bonus.
• Links for chart - Animals as medical equipment.