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Our Mission at Service Dog Certification of America is to provide and enhance the lives of people with special needs. Granting them the ability to certify their dog (service dog registration) for service purposes and enable them to take their service dog anywhere they wish to go. Our goal is to provide you with all the necessary tools to properly identify your canine as a Service Dog. Providing 24hr. support and Service Dog Law Expertise we pride ourselves on providing the best customer service, attention to detail, and are willing to go above and beyond to ensure an exceptional customer experience. We offer no less than outstanding products and service.
By proceeding you assure Service Dog Certification of America that your dog meets Most of the qualifications and requirements.
A well-behaved Service dog is unobtrusive, realizes that you are in control, and as a team you do not pose a public threat.
The Americans with Disabilities Act enables people with physical and psychological needs the relief they require through the use of Service Dogs by assisting them with their daily activities. Any dog that displays bad behavior, acts aggressively (growling, biting, showing teeth) may not be considered and will not qualify as a Service Dog. Keep in mind that even a well trained Service Dog is not perfect and muzzling is an option.
Commands may be administered to your Service Dog using verbal orders, hand signals or a combination of the two.
The dog must remain calm and under control while departing the vehicle. He/ she must wait until released before exiting. Once out of the vehicle the dog must wait quietly until such time as you command, while under no circumstances should the dog be off lead. A quick and efficient exit will ensure your canine helpers safety.
The dog must remain in a heel position* at all times. Traffic, loud noises and other distractions should not gain the attention of the dog. As a team you should project a relaxed attitude.
The dog must remain in a heel position at all times. Soliciting of attention should not be tolerated.
The dog must be obedient to your commands i.e.: sit, come, stay, lay, heel, etc.
The dog may acknowledge noise, but in no way should the dog show aggression or fear. Some reaction is normal however; a properly trained Service Dog once commanded, should not cower, shake, or act as though they are unable to perform their usual duties.
While seated the dog should sit under the table if permissible. If not, as close as possible will suffice. Dropped food retrieval should not be permitted under any circumstances.
If lead is dropped at any time the dog must remain in the heel position, unless otherwise commanded.
Load into vehicle should be conducted quickly and efficiently with either the dog or the handler entering first. The dog must not wander but patiently wait for instructions. The dogs safety is always the main concern when walking to or from your vehicle in a parking lot, necessitating command obedience.
When you are standing still or walking, the neck/shoulder region of the forward-facing dog is lined up with your right or left leg, and close alongside you
Q:Does the ADA require service animals to be professionally trained?
A: No. People with disabilities have the right to train the dog themselves and are not required
to use a professional service dog training program.
Q: What is a service animal?
A: The ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under the ADA regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a state or local government.
Service animals perform some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform for him or herself. Guide dogs are one type of service animal, used by some individuals who are blind. This is the type of service animal with which most people are familiar. But there are service animals that assist persons with other kinds of disabilities in their day-to-day activities. Some examples include:
_ Alerting persons with hearing impairments to sounds.
_ Pulling wheelchairs or carrying and picking up things for persons with mobility impairments.
_ Assisting persons with mobility impairments with balance.
A service animal is not a pet...
The need for Service Dogs has increased dramatically over the last few years. These service animals provide people with an increased quality of life through their assistance for your assistance in day-to-day activities. By properly identifying your service dog, you will be assured that your canine helper can accompany you whenever and wherever you may wish to go. A handler is protected under Federal law and cannot be charge any fee for an accompanying Service Dog, at any time and in all circumstances under Federal Law ie. pet rent at apartments, air fair, hotel fees etc. Our goal is to provide you with the all of the necessary tools to properly identify your canine as a Service Dog with 24hr. verification and Service Dog Law expertise.
According to the American Disabilities Act (federal) any dog assisting a person with a disability is considered a service dog. A Service Dog (companion dog) and its handler enjoys special protection. The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (Federal) enables people with physical and psychological needs the relief they require through the use of Service Dogs by assisting them with their daily activities. The handler and Service Dog are protected under this Federal Act which gives them equal access to anywhere the general public is allowed such as restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, taxis, and aircraft, as well as providing protection for handlers living in places "pets" are not generally allowed when the requirements and qualifications are met. Service Dog Certification of America's online Service Dog registration informs you how to certify your service dog (canine helper).
We developed our reputation based on the focus of service dog law, the protection of our disabled clients & excellent customer service. Service Dog Certification of America’s history of successful service dog registration speaks for itself with over 50,000 certifications and counting. Be assured, with our technical knowledge & excellent service we will help guide you through the certification process to a successful conclusion. Our free training guides are available to all Service Dogs in our program upon request. These manuals are updated frequently & can help enormously do to the certainty that all service dogs are continuously in training. At SDCA we favor personally training over professional if you have the capacity.
This specialized kit is now available with thanks to The Department of Justice, private donations and sponsorships. For general qualification inquiries and registration requirements, please visit our contact form. Service Dog Certification of America recognizes a significant number of Americans have some form of disability and offers financial aid to those on disability that meet with our requirements. In New Mexico, where we are located, we train 4-5 service dogs a year for our free Service Dogs for the disabled program and make many recommendations to individuals who are interested in learning more concerning the training of your Service Dog. Contact us to sponsor or have a potential client for our free Service Dogs for the disabled.
All packages will arrive on or before the 3rd business day of purchase. Orders must be received before 12 noon MST to be shipped out same day. Next-day and international shipping is also available. Digital version of certification (Ecert) emailed within 24hrs.
We have been designing and manufacturing pet products for over 20 years This allows us to offer a large selection of color schemes and materials as well as special customization for your individual application. ie., Armed Forces, Police, Hog Dogs, Bed Bug Detection Dogs and Guide Dogs... Custom Service Dog supplies are always available. Let us know what your looking for via our contact form. Certify My Dog .com can certify your dog today if it meets with the qualifications. Feel the freedom to take your canine helper everywhere you wish to go with no hassles. Certify My Dog .com is proud to assist you. Service Dog Certification of America offers 100% satisfaction guarantee on all products sold! Just call our 24hr hotline for any time sensitive inquiry.