|Barked: Wed Jan 30, '13 9:09pm PST |
|From the Americans with Disabilities Act, section 36.302(c)(4):
(4) Animal under handler´s control. A service animal shall be under the control of its handler. A service animal shall have a harness, leash, or other tether, unless either the handler is unable because of a disability to use a harness, leash, or other tether, or the use of a harness, leash, or other tether would interfere with the service animal´s safe, effective performance of work or tasks, in which case the service animal must be otherwise under the handler´s control (e.g., voice control, signals, or other effective means).
So unless you can't handle a leash due to your disability, or a leash would interfere with your dog's job, you're not in compliance with the law. If that's the case, good luck to you if you ever get an access denial or end up in court for any similar reason - you'd lose.
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