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 fast 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. You're moments away from your service dog receiving a Certified Service Dog kit through Service Dog Certification. Service Dog Certifications 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.
Utility Plus Vest is designed with safety, convenience and multifunction in mind. The vest features four pockets... 1) The New Bag Pocket – is a sealable dispenser pocket that holds unused waste (poop) containment bags. 2) ID Slot- this clear pocket is perfect for your service dogs ID or Law card. 3) Utility Pocket- is great for treats, wet wipes, meds or personal items...4) The Mesh Pocket- is perfect for holding a used waste bag until it can be properly disposed of. The vest has a hook clip, perfect for your service dog’s engraved ID tag and importantly we have added reflective material to ensure your Service Dogs safety.
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Your Service Dog's Kit will contain the finest personalized engraved ID. This tag is engraved on one side with your service dogs name, phone, certification number and customer service contact. The backside of the tag displays SDCA SERVICE DOG.
Over the years we have worked with hundreds of Trainers and breeders throughout the United States providing certification, training for our free Service Dogs for the disabled and custom Service Dog merchandise. With this knowledge, we may be able to, depending on your location, recommend several Trainers. In New Mexico, where we are located, we personally train 4-5 service dogs a year and make many recommendations to individuals who are interested in learning more about Service Dog Training. Please use our contact form if you are looking for assistance in finding a qualified Service Dog Trainer. If you would like to donate, sponsor or have a potential client for our free Service Dogs, for the disabled, please also use our contact form. At SDCA we favor personally training over professional if you have the capacity and have a plethora of training guides at your disposal upon request.
Premium Kit $149.95 + S&H ($10.00)
Mini Kit $69.75 + S&H ($10.00)
Support Hotline: 505-681-6888 (The Award Winning Program, Providing Verification, Support & Service Dog Law expertise)
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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. Service Dog Certification of America is proud to assist you in certifying your canine helper. We will provide you with a service dog certification kit which contains all of the tools to properly identify your dog as a service dog. Certify your canine companion with Service Dog Certification of America today if your K9 meets with the certification requirements below.
Thank you for your assistance with certification of VJARRA. Here in California, the recognition of a Service Dog is greatly enhanced by the visual presence of a SERVICE DOG emblem/patch over and above the dog tag. Very few individuals would approach a full grown German Shepherd to "inspect" the collar ID. And, with the Service Dog patch, the ID is readily available from a distance. This visibility usually eliminates the majority of "challenges" that might otherwise be presented. I encourage any Service Dog owner to utilize any and all "visual aids" that are available.
- G.H. Thomas & VJARRA
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.
Your Premium Service Dog Certification Kit will include:
Your Mini Service Dog Kit will include:
All for $69.95 + S & H ($10.00)
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. Please contact this department through the contact form if you feel you or a friend qualifies.