This specialized kit is now available with thanks to The Department of Justice, private donations and sponsorships. For general qualification inquiries and registration requirements, please visit our contact form. Service Dog Certification of America recognizes a significant number of Americans have some form of disability and offers financial aid to those on disability that meet with our requirements. In New Mexico, where we are located, we train 4-5 service dogs a year for our free Service Dogs for the disabled program and make many recommendations to individuals who are interested in learning more concerning the training of your Service Dog. Contact us to sponsor or have a potential client for our free Service Dogs for the disabled.
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The need for Service Dogs has increased dramatically over the last few years. These service animals provide people with an increased quality of life through their assistance for your assistance in day-to-day activities. By properly identifying your service dog, you will be assured that your canine helper can accompany you whenever and wherever you may wish to go. A handler is protected under Federal law and cannot be charge any fee for an accompanying Service Dog, at any time and in all circumstances under Federal Law ie. pet rent at apartments, air fair, hotel fees etc. Our goal is to provide you with the all of the necessary tools to properly identify your canine as a Service Dog with 24hr. verification and Service Dog Law expertise.
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According to the American Disabilities Act (federal) any dog assisting a person with a disability is considered a service dog. A Service Dog (companion dog) and its handler enjoys special protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which gives them equal access to anywhere the general public is allowed, such as restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, taxis, and aircraft, as well as providing protection for handlers living in places "pets" are not generally allowed. Service Dog Certification of America's online registration informs you how to certify your service dog (canine helper). Service Dog Certification of America's fast online registration has certified more service animals than an other registry and prides ourselves on exquisite customer service and superiority of goods sold. Our free training guides are also available to the 10's of thousands of service dogs in our program upon request. These manuals are updated frequently and can help enormously do to the certainty that all service dogs are continuously in training. Financial aid is available for all that undergo screening and meet with our requirement. Below you will find a guide on how to certify your service dog.
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In Short: A well-behaved Service dog is unobtrusive, realizes that you are in control, and as a team you do not pose a public threat.
Dismissal: The Americans with Disabilities Act enables people with physical and psychological needs the relief they require through the use of Service Dogs by assisting them with their daily activities. A well-behaved Service dog is unobtrusive, realizes that you are in control, and as a team you do not pose a public threat. Any dog that displays bad behavior, acts aggressively (growling, biting, showing teeth) may not be considered and will not qualify as a Service Dog. Even a well trained Service Dog is not perfect. If your dog exhibits occasional nipping, Service Dog Certification of America recommends muzzling.
Commands: Commands may be administered to your Service Dog using verbal orders, hand signals or a combination of the two.
Vehicle Unloading: The dog must remain calm and under control while departing the vehicle. He/ she must wait until released before exiting. Once out of the vehicle the dog must wait quietly until such time as you command, while under no circumstances should the dog be off lead. A quick and efficient exit will ensure your canine helpers safety.
Approaching a Structure: The dog must remain in a heel position* at all times. Traffic, loud noises and other distractions should not gain the attention of the dog. As a team you should project a relaxed attitude.
Controlled Entry Though a Opening: The dog must remain in a heel position at all times. Soliciting of attention should not be tolerated.
Command Obedience: The dog must be obedient to your commands i.e.: sit, come, stay, lay, heel, etc.
Noise Distraction: The dog may acknowledge noise, but in no way should the dog show aggression or fear. Some reaction is normal however; a properly trained Service Dog once commanded, should not cower, shake, or act as though they are unable to preform their usual duties.
Restaurant Conduct: While seated the dog should sit under the table if permissible. If not, as close as possible will suffice. Dropped food retrieval should not be permitted under any circumstances.
Off Lead Retrieval: If lead is dropped at any time the dog must remain in the heel position, unless otherwise commanded.
Load into Vehicle: Load into vehicle should be conducted quickly and efficiently with either the dog or the handler entering first. The dog must not wander but patiently wait for instructions. The dogs safety is always the main concern when walking to or from your vehicle in a parking lot, necessitating command obedience.
*heel position - when you are standing still or walking , the neck/shoulder region of the forward-facing dog is lined up with your right or left leg, and close alongside you.
Our Mission at Service Dog Certification of America is to provide and enhance the lives of people with special needs. Granting them the ability to certify their dog for service purposes and enable them to take their Service Dog with them anywhere they wish to go. Our goal is to provide you with the all of the necessary tools to properly identify your canine as a Service Dog with 24hr. verification and Service Dog Law expertise.