Kupo I did read the whole thing, you stopped, read the last line, “calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional
support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.”
Vinnie I guess you're a cop, and I'll bet you're just a great guy to deal with on the job and off. I just hope that you "operate" in a state far far away from Montana where people tend to be reasonable and get along except for the imports who believe that they know better than us dumb old hicks who are natives.
You may have read it but you obviously didn't understand it. The law specifically makes allowance for service dogs whose purpose is to calm those suffering from PTSD flashes. If you don't see that this is precisely what this dog is purported to do then you are simply beyond help and a testament to the failure of our country's school system.
August 27, 2013 at 8:52am
” Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.” He should not have had the dog in the restaurant in the first place. Also,staff may ask two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability,
and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform and the animal must be leashed or tethered in some way to the owner. Staff is not allowed to ask about the persons disability.
Correct, I think some form of ID should be required. Because those questions are easily answered Yes too, and nothing else can be done. Just a simple certification from a doctor/government etc... And more rules need to be in place. This guy said the dog helped with nightmares and night terrors. So how does the dog help at dinner?
Read the whole thing:
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, ************CALMING A PERSON WITH POST TRAMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)**************
"” Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.” He should not have had the dog in the restaurant in the first place. "
The operative word there is SOLE function. This dog obviously does tasks at night and since news writers want to be spiffy they are likely not to go down a long list of what a dog can do and give a few examples. I am sure the dog is doing grounding work in public among other things so it is not SOLELY providing emotional support. If you look you'll see that grounding someone is specifically mentioned in that section you copied over. Therefore the dog was entitled to be there. And you seem to miss that the one accusing the dog of improper behavior is the one trying to get himself out of hot water for breaking the law. Eating off of the handlers plate means food transfers from the plate to the dogs mouth in some fashion.....not necessarily that the dog was licking the plate.
Well said, windchyme.
Windchime,,,,,, liberalism, as proven by you, is truly a mental disorder! Are you saying that without that dog he could not have gone to that restaurant? You are so busy trying to be a "look at me I'm special", idiot, you are ruining it or those who truly need the assistance of one of our incredible K9 heroes!!