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Fake Service Dogs are a Crime   Controversies, Catastrophes and Teaky Moments (Enter at your own risk)

Started Aug-11 by DW (GSDogwalker); 267 views.
DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Aug-11

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DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Aug-11

Complications for the disabled as a result of fake service dogs.

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DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Aug-11

The consequences of egitimate but undertrained service dogs

Bike (URALTOURIST1)

From: Bike (URALTOURIST1)

Aug-16

Misleading article!  No license or permit is required for any service animal under Federal rules, States, on the other hand, MAY have some requirements.

Recent case in Florida (this week) where a person was shown the door and refused service as she had no certificate for her safety/emotional support dog.

ADA guidelines are clear, a service animal is ANY dog that performs a service for the owner and has been trained to do so, no certificate and no vest/marking required.  Leashed where possible and quiet, well mannered and housebroken are a couple cardinal things a service dog should do.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Aug-16

There are three articles focusing on the dangers of fake service animals. There is no registration but there must be standards

Bike (URALTOURIST1)

From: Bike (URALTOURIST1)

Aug-16

Yes, but MUCH wrong info is out there,  my niece has a quasi permit for her dog, an emotional support dog with NO training and not even well leash trained, typical of fake or not really service dogs.

FriedFishie

From: FriedFishie

Aug-16

True ESAs are prescribed by doctors. They do not need to be trained at all, so that doesn't disqualify hers from being an ESA. Unlike SDs, though, the only places they can go that other dogs cannot is airplanes and housing that doesn't allow animals. Like you said, it isn't really a service dog. However, it isn't "fake," either.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Aug-16

Does the dog do what she got it for?  If so, what is wrong with that?

Bike (URALTOURIST1)

From: Bike (URALTOURIST1)

Aug-17

She sleeps with it in her face and on her chest, 14 hours a day or more in front of the TV (I do not observe her in her room).  The way she screams at the dog for any type of error of her ways is just appalling, I would call it animal abuse, doing that to a child would get you arrested.

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