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Ten Things People Believe About Service Dogs (That Simply Are Not True)

Aug 23, 2014 by Farm Dog Ten Things People Believe About Service Dogs (That Simply Are Not True) In general people understand the concept of a service dog. If you’re only ever heard of service dogs, you probably imagine a dog, most likely a Golden Retriever or German Shepherd Dog, wearing a vest and guide handle, guiding a blind man through busy intersections in New York City. While this image is most likely applicable to some service dog handlers, it certainly is not a depiction of all handlers. Service dogs and their handlers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and disabilities. This is why ILRDB is proud to present Ten Things People Believe About Service Dogs (That Simply Are Not True). 1) Service dogs are legally required to be registered in the United States Service Dog Certificate Possibly the most common misconception about service dogs is that registration or licensing is required by law. There are a number of registration companies that provide a place for h…