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Pet or Service Dog, That is the Question

There is a lot of misunderstanding about what a service dog is and where service dogs are allowed to go, and a growing problem of pets being passed off as service dogs (that is “fake” service dogs). Colt Rosensweig over at Growing Up Guide Pup does a good job explaining some common misconceptions about services dogs and pets being passed off as service dogs.
Some topics touched on are the definition of a service dog according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the rights of businesses when a service dog enters the premises, service dog etiquette-while not laws or regulations, it’s expected behavior of any trained service dog, how abuse of the system hurts service dog teams and pets being passed of as service dogs. Also discussed are some possible solutions to some common problems.
You can read the full article at Pet or Service Dog, That is the Question