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Service dog training at home suggestions

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Pamela Bates, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    I'm amazed they got close to the car with her in there.
     
  2. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    I assume, and hope, dog was not left in car?
     
  3. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    To be able to take her everywhere that I am just in case I do fall
     
  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Tonka was with me. They had to go up to my car while I was walking in the store or while we were shopping.

    They do not require a professional trainer. It is recommended that you keep notes of your training and progress made, etc. Your dog has to be able to do some tasks for you that it was especially trained to do.
     
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  5. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    Pamela, that is incorrect. You wanted an answer to a problem. You were provided with one. :)
     
  6. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    Brace and lean (for balance) will be the most important.
     
  7. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    I was reading through it pretty quickly, I will have to go through it more carefully :oops:
     
  8. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

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  9. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

  10. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    Context. That ONLY applies to a non-disabled trainer in public training a dog for a disabled person. Is that you???
     
  11. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    Look just above that, at the end of (b)(1) where it talks about the disabled person.
     
  12. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    MY BAD! You referenced b1 that time. Let's get more creative then. I would argue if you train to appropriate standards, have it registered by a third party and can demonstrate the dog helps the disability that you would comply. I can't see a restaurant asking for more documentation than the registry I linked to provides. Generally, provisions regarding schools are to keep Joe Blow Public without a disability from claiming his Taco Bell dog is a service dog and taking it everywhere. If you NEED it, train your dog, register it and don't worry about it.
    That said, the dog MUST be highly trained.
     
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  13. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    Ah OK, so the testing Bella would have to pass would be sufficient, EXCELLENT, you just made my day!!!!
     
  14. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    Federal law will trump state law on this issue in my opinion.
    The ADA is written to allow disabled individuals to use their Service Dogs in public with as few barriers as possible. If access were not as open, every building, restaurant and dry cleaner in the country could stop disabled individuals with their Service Dogs and demand proof of training. The ADA specifically states that if someone says their dog is a Service Dog they are to be taken at their word, regardless if it has been certified by a state or other authority. See below:

    The ADA states in section § 35.136 Service animals part (f) “A public entity shall not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal.”

    You can view the full ADA law here: http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleII_2010/titleII_2010_withbold.htm

    The ADA is also designed so that disabled individuals may train their own Service Dogs. Program-trained Service Dogs can be very expensive and out of many disabled individual’s budget. Some Service Dogs may cost upwards of $10,000. The U.S. Department of Justice recently held open voting to revise the ADA and the updated version was just released last year. It eliminated animals other than dogs and miniature horses and officially included Psychiatric Service Dogs which can help with severe depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
     
  15. Leslie H

    Leslie H Good Dog

    TJWade, I think you are potentially wrong, there are numerous organizations pushing for a certification process for service dogs, and their motivation is not profit, but instead protecting the disabled and their right to have service animals. Some of the highest priced service animals I observed were being sold by scam artists. I also wonder why you would advise people to not worry about insurance?
     
  16. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    I said don't worry about insurance if you don't have significant non-exempt assets. Why would you? No one sues to get a paper judgment.
     
  17. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    I will be shocked if the ADA is amended to require a certification process. Why should the OP have to PAY to get a service dog if she can't afford. Only those with $ interests are pushing. Do you have a $ interest?
     
  18. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    The issue of this thread is can OP train her dog to be a service dog.
    Leslie, are you adverse to this? If so, why???
    Whether the OP can in fact do the training and whether OP's dog can be adequately trained are separate issues.
     
  19. Pamela Bates

    Pamela Bates Little Dog

    Bella is smart enough but she has a stubborn streak making it harder to train her. She has already figured out how to take the gentle leader I created off after 1 day. I am going to have to pick one up unfortunately.
     
  20. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    No offense intended! Just wanted to keep Leslie on the relevant point.
     

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