Service animals are dogs that have been individually trained to perform a task to assist a person with 1 or more disabilities. Disabilities vary greatly and so do the tasks that the service dogs perform. For a person to legally qualify to have a service dog, he/she must be considered disabled and the dog must be trained to perform a task for them.
A service dog is individually trained to perform task(s) for his/her specific needs. All breeds and sizes of dogs are accepted as service animals. ADA law does not state requirements but many service dogs are commonly identified by wearing a service dog vest, leash cover, or tags, letting the public know that it is a service dog. Doing such makes it easier on the handler in public, lessening the inconvenience and explanation of their service animal. Some businesses, such as airlines, prefer to see an identification card or vest that indicates the dog is indeed a service dog.
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Emotional support animals, usually dogs, are animals that have been prescribed by a licensed mental health professional. The ESA provides comfort and support in forms of affection and companionship for an individual suffering from various mental and emotional conditions. An emotional support dog is not required to perform any specific tasks for a disability like service dogs are. They are meant solely for emotional stability and unconditional love.
Any dog can be an emotional support dog and does not have to be professionally trained although obedience training is highly recommended. They are often identified by wearing an emotional support vest, leash cover, or tags identifying the dog as an emotional support dog. Emotional support dogs do not have public access rights but are allowed to fly with their owners and qualify for no-pet housing. Some businesses, such as airlines, require seeing an identification card or vest indicating that the dog is an emotional support dog.
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A therapy dog has been obedience and socially trained to interact with others for a therapeutic value. Their sole purpose is to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, retirement homes, schools, and to those with learning difficulties. Therapy dogs generally are not trained to perform a specific task for a particular person; however, therapy dogs need to be very calm and well behaved so they can comfort and sooth the people they are working with.
Therapy dogs are commonly privately owned and tend to visit facilities on a regular basis. Since therapy dogs are not covered under any specific federal laws, permission would have to be given from each place that a therapy dog is to be taken. Many places welcome therapy dogs if the dog is trained and obedient, does not pose a threat to others, can benefit those present at the facility, and does not adversely affect the facility's operations. A vest, leash cover, or tag can help identify a therapy dog.
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