What is a service dog?
In accordance with the American’s with Disabilities Act, a service animal is defined as a dog or miniature horse that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must relate to the person’s particular disability.
What does “work” or “perform tasks” mean?
The assistance dog and/or miniature horse must be trained to take a specific action when necessary in order to assist their person with their disability. An example being—one with diabetes may have a dog that is trained to alert them when their blood sugar reaches a high or low level.
Are emotional support animals considered service dogs?
Absolutely not, nor are they granted “public access rights” which service dogs are given in order to mitigate their handler’s disability on a day-to-day basis. An emotional support animal, while effective and useful to those with mental illnesses, are only allowed in non-pet friendly housing and in the cabin of an airplane. ⠀
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