Service dog training
I understand that there a lot of people out there who patronize fraudulent service dog registration services online in order to take their dogs wherever they want, and that these people are doing a grave disservice to people who legitimately require canine assistance.
I am interested in the process of getting my dog legitimately trained as a service dog, and whether or not I would be allowed to bring him with me wherever I wanted, as his handler.
I was speaking to dog trainer that told me that service dogs aren't necessarily trained to attack people or sniff out drugs or cancer. Some, such as therapy dogs, are just well behaved dogs who can go anywhere.
In particular, I'd love to fly with my dog in the cabin without having to stow him in the cargo space. He's decent sized (being a German shepherd), and wouldn't fit under the seats of course, but she said I'd probably be seated with him in one of the forward seats with a little more leg room.
How does one get his dog trained and recognized as a service dog, with all the rights and privileges that entails? The trainer told me that simply obtaining his Canine good citizen certification would allow him to be a service dog, but I am not certain that is the case.
Let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
Last edited by Pattyobrien3; 08-20-2013 at 02:08 PM.