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Tag: Assistance Dog

What Is An Assistance Dog?

The ADA defines a assistance animal as any guide dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under the ADA regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a state or local government. Assistance animals perform some of the same functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform for him or herself. There are four types of assistance dogs. Service Dog:Aids individuals who are mobility impaired by performing tasks that are physically demanding and frustrating. Hearing Dog: Trained… Read More