Thanks for pointing out the difference in definition, but I imagine there is a huge difference in the level of training between a SD and an ESD.
There is no specific training required BUT since this dog will be allowed into situations such as housing it is only common sense to make sure the dog behaves itself ...
No jumping on or snapping at others in the common areas such as halls or sidewalks.
No barking when left alone
No pottying in nonapproved areas
Dog should be well-groomed at all times
Owner should clarify where the dog is allowed to potty and make sure that all piles are picked up and disposed of at once.
Another fact, while the owner is allowed to keep pet in home, take the dog outside to designated area to potty, and walk on sidewalks for exercise the owner should never take the dog into common areas such as meeting rooms or lounge areas. People live in non-pet housing for various reasons and their comfort should not suffer because there are exceptions made.
There was a court case - I don't remember the case name etc. - but management wanted owner to carry dog down back hall and out service door. Judge ruled that owner did not have to carry dog, but dog had to walk next to owner and proceed from owner's unit door to regular tenant door without side trips throughout building. I don't think it was the same case but one owner was told that dog was not allowed to attend a regular tenant meeting held in the building unless invited and approved by all the other owners. As has already been stated, an Emotional Support Dog is not a Service Dog and owner does not have any Public Access Rights as set forth under the ADA and the Dept. of Justice.