2013 APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

SU07 - Service Dog Law - Protecting Your Clients and Your Business

Oct 27, 2013 9:45am ‐ Oct 27, 2013 11:15am

Standard: $24.00

Description

When you decide to train a service dog for one of your clients, you will undoubtedly run into many legal questions. For example: how do you protect yourself and your business? How can you protect your client? When does your client's dog legally become a service dog? Does your client's service dog in training have any access rights? What's the difference between a therapy dog, a psychiatric service dog and an emotional support dog? What if a client wants to bring their adult service dog to your under 20 weeks old puppy class? Can you ask a person with a service dog for documentation of its "certification"? If you have a problem service dog, under what conditions can you legally ask the person to leave? The two questions you can legally ask to determine a service dog's legitimacy.

Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate how to protect your client and your business when you train a dog for service work
2. Differentiate between therapy dogs, psychiatric service dogs and emotional support dogs and their rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act
3. Assess legality consideration of service dogs

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