|Barked: Sun May 3, '09 9:15am PST |
|There is no certification - only some organizations certify that their dogs fulfill the expectations of their trainings standard.
No paperwork required.
No tests to be done - but, here comes the but.. I recommend for you to do public access training and maybe even do a test. You can have a friend evaluate you, take a camera and check how you did, a trainer, a policeman... your choice. It will help you to feel more confident in public and it is a great feeling to know - my dog can do it.
Also as to the task training - see what you need for your dog to mitigate your disability and train this task. It is useless to have a SD without task training (in my eyes)
Most counties give you a SD license. You will safe the taxes and it is for statistical reasons so they know how many SD they have in the community. Always important for all sorts of future decisions the county makes.
In order to get access in public places, you don't need any of the above but have to be disabled.
Check out my flyer on my webpage - on the right hand side there are albums and one says flyers. Also check this:
Warm wishes, sonja
I just checked your web page - you might not even need a SD but an ESD, Emotional Support Dog. Depending on the county, they won't have access rights, but you have the right to have the dog live with you in any kind of housing. Here you need for your Dr to fill out paperwork and give it to the landlord. They cannot charge you extra for the dog and you can have him live in non-pet housing with you. It is always good to train your ESD as well but you don't have to, since it is not a SD.
For an ESD you have to have a disabling condition, though. Not to the point that it disables you to function in your daily life, but there needs to be a record of you having challenges to get through your day without this dog. Even if having the ESD means for you to get out the house.
Hope it helped, sonja
Edited by author Sun May 3, '09 9:19am PST
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