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Service & Therapy Dogs > Have you been to Las Vegas with your service dog?
Service Dogs in Training

Service Dog in- Progress
 
 
Barked: Mon Feb 4, '13 4:58pm PST 
I went last summer without a service dog in training. It was the middle of the summer and was uncomfortably hot. I am from Florida so I'm used to hot weather but that dry heat was horrible. I told myself I would never bring a dog there unless it was in the middle of the winter. I saw a woman with a shih-tzu that had vest on (not sure if it was legit or not) and the poor dog was dragging behind huffing and puffing. The casinos are fun to walk around and the mall was huge but being outside during the day is too dangerous for dogs IMHO.If you were planning to stay inside for most of the day, rent a car, and mainly go out at night it might be feasible. I just remember how uncomfortable I was and wouldn't want to worry about my dog getting heat stroke on top of it.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Let people pet your service dog
Service Dogs in Training

Service Dog in- Progress
 
 
Barked: Thu Jan 31, '13 1:54pm PST 
I don't know which program you could be talking about but it's quite ridiculous of you to assume that all programs are like that. That's like assuming because one brand of cereal had raisins they're all going to have raisins. Almost all accredited programs are going to have social, confident dogs that walk well on a leash. They're not going to send an aggressive dog out with a disabled person.

As for the leashes, they're not there to enslave the dog and punish him/her. They make the situation safer for everyone. It ensures the dog won't go anywhere it shouldn't, that you as the handler have direct custody of your dog, and that people can't easily separate you from your dog.

Petting decreases/breaks the dog's attention on the handler. As mentioned above it is important for the dog to have full attention on its handler so that it may mitigate the person's disability.

It's great that you have the liberty to allow others to freely walk up to your dog but it would be horribly naive to assume that everyone else has that same liberty.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Saw another service dog today.....

Service Dogs in Training

Service Dog in- Progress
 
 
Barked: Sat Jan 26, '13 6:53pm PST 
The handler was obviously just trying to make an excuse. If a dog doesn't like the gentle leader it will paw at it or rub it against stuff. It's not going to snarl at other dogs because of a head collar. A service dog should have an even temperament and be decently sociable with other dogs. If it was me I would have made a comment such as, "Wow I've never seen a service dog show such aggression like that."
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Service & Therapy Dogs > PAT Evaluator

Service Dogs in Training

Service Dog in- Progress
 
 
Barked: Sun Jan 20, '13 2:14pm PST 
Isaac-

I know she can have a service dog trainer test her. I read on ADI's website however that only an ADI certified trainer can give the official test. I suppose it doesn't really matter though.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > PAT Evaluator

Service Dogs in Training

Service Dog in- Progress
 
 
Barked: Sun Jan 20, '13 8:06am PST 
I am helping out a friend who is training her dog as a hearing dog for her husband. I suggested that if she wants the dog to go into public places she should take the public access test to judge her dog's abilities. Does anyone know of any certified trainers that can administer the test in Central Florida?
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Service & Therapy Dogs > So Aggrevated (Rant)
Service Dogs in Training

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Barked: Fri Jan 18, '13 6:56pm PST 
I would find another place to get a degree. They are doing something very wrong and it wouldn't be right to support them.
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Disney World

Service Dogs in Training

Service Dog in- Progress
 
 
Barked: Thu Jan 10, '13 6:06am PST 
Thanks Shiloh!
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Service & Therapy Dogs > Disney World

Service Dogs in Training

Service Dog in- Progress
 
 
Barked: Wed Jan 9, '13 5:37pm PST 
Hi everyone!

I'm very excited to be heading to Disney World tomorrow for the weekend with Apollo my current service dog in training. I think I have everything I need and I'm all packed. I was wondering if anyone knows where the designated service dog relief areas are in Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios? I just want to know the general area so I can ask a cast member near the location.

Thanks for your help!
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Service & Therapy Dogs > ADA Service Dog Link

Service Dogs in Training

Service Dog in- Progress
 
 
Barked: Sun Dec 30, '12 5:14pm PST 
I was also with a friend trying to impress a new guy so I tried to be as kind as possible and didn't want to cause a scene. Next time however I'll make sure the laws are kindly but firmly relayed. Thanks for your help Happy!
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Service & Therapy Dogs > ADA Service Dog Link
Service Dogs in Training

Service Dog in- Progress
 
 
Barked: Sun Dec 30, '12 9:13am PST 
Happy-
Yeah I know it doesn't cover me but the manager was saying service dogs in general need paperwork so I want to make sure future teams don't run into a problem. I also want to know, if she continues to demand the paperwork after I give her the laws is it worth it to call the police? I know they almost never know the law regarding service dogs so I'm wondering if it will fix the problem.

Isaac-
Thanks!
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