Qualify My Dog
Step One: Public Access Test for Qualification
Purpose: The purpose of this Public Access Test is to ensure that dogs that have public access are stable, well-behaved and unobtrusive to the public; that you have control over the dog; and that, as a team, you do not pose a public hazard.
Dismissal: Any dog that displays aggressive behavior (growling, biting, raising hackles, showing teeth, etc.) or exhibits uncontrollable behavior will not qualify as a Service Dog.
Bottom Line: Your dog demonstrates that he/she is safe to be in public, and you demonstrate that you have control of your dog at all times.
Commands: Commands may be given to the dog verbally, via hand signals, or a combination of the two.
Just two easy steps!
As a Service Dog, your canine assistant will be able to accompany you into any publicly accessible space including restaurants, museums, airports and airplanes, theaters, stores and parks. You can train your Service Dog to meet the specific needs of your disability.
Service Dogs America recognizes that you may train you own dog and supplies you with the appropriate identification to allow your dog to accompany you anywhere you wish to go.
It is important to be sure your dog is adequately trained to qualify as a service animal. Review the statements to the left. If your dog meets most of these criteria, mark the checkbox at the bottom and continue on to the payment form.
With an identification package from Service Dogs America, you will have all the materials necessary to clearly identify your dog as a Service Dog and avoid awkward confrontations when entering public places with your dog. You are responsible for training your dog and ensuring that it meets the criteria of this test.
Your Indentification Package:
Your identification materials will be mailed USPS Priority Mail within 5 days. Materials include:
- a dog vest
- Service dog patches (We do not sew "Ask to pet me" patches to the vests)
- Personalized Service Dog Certificate
- Wallet card
- All for $249 (+ S/H)
- "Ask To Pet Me" patch is an additional $10