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Important Service Dog Trainer & User Etiquette

1.) Always give your dog the opportunity to eliminate before entering any building.
2.) Carry 2 clean up kits with you at all times when entering public places                   
and always pick up after your dog.                                                                        
            3.) NEVER allow your assistance dog to ride in a shopping cart. It is unsanitary and unacceptable.
4.) If you cannot control your dog in a public place, it is your responsibility to            
remove the dog immediately.     
5.) Train your dog to not groom itself in public places.                                                  
Scratching leaves hair behind and licking butts is not acceptable.                     

A person with a disability CAN and SHOULD be asked to remove his service animal from the premises if:

(#1) The animal is out of control and the animal's owner does not take effective action to control it
(for example, a dog that barks repeatedly, makes unwelcome contact with people, etc).            
(#2) The animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others                                                        
                     (eliminating indoors, sniffing at food in grocery stores or restaurants, growling, lunging, whinning).                      
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Effective March 15, 2011 Under the ADA,   Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) will not  be recognized as service animals & the definition  of ‘service animal’ will apply only to dogs & horses.

Beginning March 15, 2011
There will be changes  to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which pertain to service animals (See ADA section 35.136)
You are encouraged to review the ADA’s website ( to learn more about  changes that may effect you.
State and Local Government Services  (Part 35 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability.)
Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities (Part 36 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability.)