2021-07-26The work that a service dog may be able to do can be associated with physical, sensory, intellectual and other types of mental disabilities. Psychiatric Service Dogs are considered service animals, and they are a subject of the ADA regulations. They are trained to perform tasks for individuals who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Panic or Stress Disorder in order to help these individuals to deal with some medication side effects or symptoms in cases when help is required.
2021-07-16In order for a pet to be an emotional support animal, it needs to be prescribed by a doctor, psychiatrist or therapist to an individual who is dealing with a mental illness. However, we need to clarify that an ESA is not a service animal. Although an ESA relieves symptoms of depression or anxiety and provides a valuable companionship, the animal has not been trained to perform a specific task.
2021-07-06There are a few things to consider when traveling abroad or domestically accompanied by a service dog with an airplane. You need to communicate with your airline, a veterinarian, and your doctor to establish a clear travel plan and make sure you and your furry friend can travel comfortably. Most airlines expect the passengers accompanied by a service dog to provide their papers electronically or via a hard copy at least 48 hours before departure. You should call an airline representative to check what papers you will need.
2021-06-29Many people seem to think a French Bulldog will not make a good service dog, but this is not the case. Although they may suit better as an emotional support dog or a therapy dog, with the correct temperament they can make an excellent service dog.
2021-06-22For many people with a disability service animals become an integral part of their lives, as they provide a valuable assistance and help their handlers to easier overcome everyday challenges more easily. Usually the process of obtaining and raising a service dog is quite difficult not only because of the financial resources needed, but also due to a misunderstanding about the nature of service dogs. In this article we will discuss some of the most popular misconceptions in regard to service animals, and we will try to debunk some myths.