|Barked: Sat Oct 19, '13 9:54pm PST |
|Piper, I'm not an ADI fan, but the big issue with what you have put forth are as follows.
1. Most doctors and therapists don't have a clue to the differences between an ESA and a SD. Make them show they know the difference before they are legally allowed to write the scrips and then it won't be an issue.
2. Most Humane Society/AC personnel don't have the education or background to determine if a dog has a stable temperament let alone would make a passable SD.
3. Most people can't program their coffee maker let alone train their dog to the degree necessary for a SD. Yes, that's rather jaded, but I see the train wrecks most people call well-trained on a daily basis.
4. There needs to be an international standard (which right now, for the most part, is ADI and IGDF). For example, Japan will only allow visiting ADI/IGDF dogs to work in public,but only AFTER taking a PAT test proctored by them. That will get you a 30 day pass; you must re-test every 30 days you are in the country. This doesn't apply to dogs from their programs.
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