Service Dog Registration // Access Issue Footage, Federal Law

Service Dog Registration // Access Issue Footage, Federal Law


1:33 – Certification/Registration Laws
4:33 – ADA “Loophole?”
6:14 – Brief Overview of Video/Actual Footage
16:30 – Harmful Effects
20:53 – But what about Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)?
23:52 – Some really, really harmful effects
26:19 – Why isn’t there a “real” service dog registry?

Please make sure I haven’t addressed your question before commenting! I know the video is long but it entails a lot of pertinent information that is very important to this issue. Thank you 🙂 Questions and comments are welcome and encouraged ❤️ But, if you want to comment something hateful, I don’t have the time so I’m just going to have to block you 🤷‍♀️

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  1. GingerESACorgi on November 29, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Im having issues with my esa in my school dorm. My school is rejecting her because she is under a year old. There is NO law that says they have to be over a certain age.

  2. Cheyenna Hansen on November 29, 2019 at 9:11 am

    I would like to know more information about service dogs, i’m trying to get one for both my physical and mental disabilities.what all do i have to do to train my dog to be a service dog and how would i prove that they are a real service animal.

  3. Dakota&Blessing ServiceTeam on November 29, 2019 at 9:12 am

    my dog has finished his SD training so my question is… do i not need certification?

  4. The fur Flock on November 29, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I saw an employee on YouTube that said their company makes their workers learn all of the service dogs/ada laws when they start working.idk the company but I don’t think I would say it anyways

  5. Lorahbeth on November 29, 2019 at 9:18 am

    This was very informative, thank you! Your videos are fantastic and I enjoy watching them 🙂 I am a service dog handler and I really appreciate you taking the time to film this video to inform others of how serious this topic is❤️❤️

  6. Karen Karo on November 29, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Great video. I do not have a SD or an ESA dog. I found out about all this when I started watching videos about taking my dog in cabin. I wanted to know the procedure and tips to prepare my dog for flying. I watched many very useful videos and then I saw one about ESA dogs. I saw how easy it was to get "certification" and a red flag went up. I research more about this and found out that there is no training that is required! I am a retired Animal Health Tech and know all about the issues a nervous or scared dog can cause. My dog is a pet and I like to travel with him. He keeps me calm when there are delays LOL. I would never have my dog transported in the cargo area because I know first hand how dangerous that can be. We had many clients that traveled and unfortunately some passed away during the flight due to accidents and negligence. You used to be able to pay for a set in the airplane for a large pet dog. Unfortunately this is no longer allowed and I believe this is adding to the difficulties for service dogs and emotional support animals. As an in-cabin dog owner I am responsible for the behavior of my dog and the safety of the people he comes in contact with. The same is true when he walks down the street. I take this very seriously but not everyone does. There are a set amount of places available for each flight and seat limitation as well. These limitations vary by airline and size and type of plane. The airlines can and do assert their right to deny access if a dog is not well behaved, dirty, aggressive, etc. Obviously once the plane takes off this option goes away. If I had a larger dog I would not have the option of taking him which I think is unfair since most large dogs can fit on the floor by their owner. Requiring a muzzle could be a way to limit potential problems. I do think more information should be readily available about traveling with pets and ESA’s. As far as SD I think most ordinary people recognize they have special access, however, I don’t think most people realize (like me) know that no certification is needed. This is where I think the Federal government should be more active in spreading the word. I agree no licensing should be needed for SD. There should be legal ramifications for businesses that sell or request certification. Airline staff should know the details and reject any certifications that are provided and state why. As long as certificates are accepted as proof there will be issues. I also think there should be guidelines for SD and ESA dogs for training. It should be done as a test (free of charge). There should be no demand of whom trains the dog though. In-cabin pets are supposed to stay in their carrier the whole trip which prevents injury to others and should be enforced unless medical emergency. Even if my dog was an ESA I would choose to keep him in a carrier (since he fits) as a just in case for his safety. In Europe pet dogs are allowed in many restaurants and other places. There is very rarely any problems other than a very occasional single bark. We all seem to coexist peacefully. There are also many dogs off leash. They, in general, are much more socialized and better trained. I also notice how relaxed my dog is when we are there. This is a big part of why I take him with me. He enjoys traveling and is content to sleep on the plane since he is with me. I will do my best to spread the news about the fake certificates.

  7. Mocha do on November 29, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I live in ny and have two service dogs and don’t have any problems.

  8. Red Taylor on November 29, 2019 at 9:20 am

    You have acknowledged many people. This has opened up many eyes. Great job
    From a UNITED STATES AIR FORCE VET 811 S.A.T affiliated with a k9 unit.

  9. Psychiatric service dog Diva on November 29, 2019 at 9:22 am

    I’m just a little confused…. my service dog trainer gave me a certificate stating my SD was a SD when I got her.. it’s practically a graduation paper.

  10. May and Winston on November 29, 2019 at 9:23 am

    My dog is a service dog but hasn’t been in work for about four months so do you think he will be fine if I bring him back into work

  11. Great White Buffalo on November 29, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Great video… Since noone seems to have any authority I think it is up to the "real" service dog owners to call out the fakes.  I don’t care what ID they bought or argument they have  if you are standing there with a calm dog and they have a crazy yapping mutt, they are going to look awfully silly and prob think twice about doing it again.

  12. Stephanie Rojas on November 29, 2019 at 9:25 am

    I am having a german sheperd lab mix and I am interested in his training for service dog how can I do that and the cost$$?i have lots of anxiety and depression but I do not want medication..

  13. Janell Evans on November 29, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Actually, what you can and should do is to ask them to call the police as the arbitrate for you.

  14. ruta roeder on November 29, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Good job! You were so confident to fight for the right to get into a store with your service dog. I have been probably walked out after the first time and never go to this store again.

  15. TennTheBeardie on November 29, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Is a Service Dog for panic attacks valid? I may be getting one soon because my panic attacks are interfering with my life and education. Would they be valid?

  16. Alison Stitt on November 29, 2019 at 9:31 am

    The best thing for real handlers would be if the government had laws that serve dogs must be trained by a professional, make them affordable and stop all of the butt hurt teens from having them.

  17. T M on November 29, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Had to immediately like your video. Yes! Those bs certificates are a HUGE problem. Another problem is people saying their dogs are service dogs because they want to take them everywhere. It’s irritating.

  18. Lucy on November 29, 2019 at 9:32 am

    The only service dogs with Identifications are the dogs that are trained by organisations, these dogs are trained by an organisation and then are given identification to tell people that they are trained by (insert organisation here). for example, Assistance Dogs Australia have identification for their working dogs to let people know who they are trained by and where you got the dog, this helps people be aware, this identification you cannot by online. The identifications and registries you do buy online are fake and nobody is required to have registration. The law in Australia is a little bit different, Here we have a form of identification and registration only given out by the government, even this IS NOT REQUIRED. You don’t even get an identification number, card or anything else. It’s just a record for the government. I hate it when people buy registration, it makes my blood boil. It’s harmful for the handlers of real service dogs.

  19. Typical Alien on November 29, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Wait a minute. Owner training= still expensive

    Yeah so I’m just gonna live in my closet instead of getting a service dog. Actually that’s a great plan! Nothing can hurt me if I’m not around to be hurt.

  20. Emma and Benny the service dogs 1 on November 29, 2019 at 9:35 am

    What if my service dog is certified but not online and she did a test is that ok

  21. X_bearbaby_X on November 29, 2019 at 9:36 am

    I think you also have to think about people who believe they have a disability when they don’t xx they unknowingly push symptoms onto themselves in order to feel like a victim or for attention x now this is a serious problem and these people need help to tackle this

  22. Adam Guymon on November 29, 2019 at 9:39 am

    4:23 They think their PET is their KID? This type of person doesn’t see the dangers involved by doing this because it puts in the minds of others that certification is necessary and thus makes PWD’s Persons With Disabilities have to keep proving that they are Disabled. If someone asked someone who was not disabled to keep proving that they are not disabled they would not take kindly to that.

    18:24 I truly feel that before any business is allowed to get their business license and/or permits to do business they would have to go to a federally approved place to get ADA certified and once they do this then they would have to show prof of this to where they are getting their certification. They then would have to take something back to the same place that they got the ADA certification in the first place. Once that has been done they would be required to place a special certification at the front entrance in a clear & plain view at a minim of 50 feet of that entrance and at each entrance to different sections of their establishment. This certification has to state the law and it has to have the same certification number that is on your company license and registration. Having penalties where the company and even the employee can be fined upwards of a minim of 50,000.00 and up if ether they brake these rules and/or the certification or the numbers are not the correct ones or have been tampered with.

    27:13 This is why I feel that could scare some PWD’s Persons With Disabilities who may really need service animals and they may feel like if they are always going to have to prove their disability and that they really need to have a service animal to preform tasks and not all tasks can be proven on demand. You are right there is a big responsibility that a PWD has to take on and to have to prove your disability and your need for a service animal is an insult and if a person without disabilities was asked to prove they are not disabled everywhere they go they would feel like they were at a lower valued and feel like they had to prove themselves. PWD’s most of the time have to try to prove they are not disabled because they feel like they won’t be accepted if they show that they are disabled. It’s sad that people try to Normalization of PWD’s is a bad thing because it makes the word "Disability/Disabled" a bad word and it makes it a Dirty word in Society. This is a good way to take the freedoms of PWD’s away from us and when we don’t need help and someone just can’t help but insist that we need their help but when we need someone’s help they will tell us that we need to work harder and be more Independent and pull our boots up by our Bootstraps. The service animal is there to provide that Independence that we are looking for.

    Thank You for your video and I do agree with you.
    P.S. I’m not shore if you have heard of this person but she has a service dog and I have watched her videos. I thought you may share her video and channel with you.

  23. Viviana Gamez on November 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Would you mind doing a video on emotional support animals? I understand that you don’t think they should get the same access as service dogs because they don’t perform tasks, which is totally fair, but I don’t think they are less important. Psychiatric problems are also real… maybe I should just look for someone else to address this topic

  24. Dakota&Blessing ServiceTeam on November 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

    where did u get those cards

  25. Polopony20 on November 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

    We should figure out a way to make a real registry

    Cause what if this happened:
    A fake handler fully trains a dog as if I was a SD and claims it to be a PSD but the handler has NO disability…

    Idk how we’d figure out that registration for those will lower incomes, but I do think we need something… other countries have done it, so I’m sure the USA could if they tried hard enough

  26. Aislinn Schepers on November 29, 2019 at 9:42 am

    can i share this on my facebook? it is so helpful to those who have questions!!

  27. LittleImpaler on November 29, 2019 at 9:43 am

    They need to start having people register their service dog. Having no registration is the problem.

  28. Annette Dall Nielsen on November 29, 2019 at 9:44 am

    In Denmark we do have to certify ower service dogs but you can’t do it online you only get i when your dog passes the test with a certified test person/trainer and you also can’t just juse at vest for your dog you bought online that say Service dog, you have to have a speciale vest from one of the certified organisations whit thair logo on, because of all thise rules we happly don’t have that same problem whit fake service dogs, thank god. Because every service dog and support animal i carefully regristratet both owner traint and pro traint it is very hard to fake a service dog.

  29. The fur Flock on November 29, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Even 1 person who gives someone a service dog id can make every handler after that have a hard time,and one more person misinformed. Please don’t buy and makes every real disabled person have a very hard time and possible go into an can be detrimental

  30. Cheryl Lyons on November 29, 2019 at 9:46 am

    My landlord promotes the fraudulent registration of service dogs. He will accept a certificate even when it is very clear the dog is not trained. I was told, "I don’t care if it is a real service dog or not, I just want to see the paperwork".
    Case in point, dog cannot walk on leash or wear a collar, runs into the street, trembles when in groups of people.
    I will be training my dog, he also must pass the CGC (AKC). I have been in public places with fake service dogs, they are easy to spot. Keep up the good work!

  31. Kristen Ashburn on November 29, 2019 at 9:47 am

    I have a question. I’m getting 2 dogs that I’m going to train as service dogs as I and both of my children are special needs and I want to have them be real service dogs.
    Is there any certification or test they need to pass to become a real service dog? I want them to be legitimate but I’m not wealthy so I don’t have the money to get a service dog through a program.

  32. Jannette Faust on November 29, 2019 at 9:47 am

    I have a Service Dog self trained since I was a dog trainer 7 years ago because I own a Dog boarding business I offered that service. About 4 years ago I had major spinal fusion surgery. I had a very smart Australian Shepherd. I started training him he is wonderful I even volunteer at nursing homes with him. My problem is Facebook. I belong to 8 groups of Australian Shepherd owners. I am constantly harassed when I put pics of him with his vest or at the nursing homes. 99% of the people love seeing a Service Dog in the aussie breed that also own. That 1% has gone so far as to find out where I volunteer and tell them I don’t have a real Service Dog. One other person left a bad review on Google for my business that was a 5 star dog boarding and brought it down to 4. I can see fake people with dogs in the streets but in Facebook because people are up and arms about it I never see fake dogs and handlers there. I have protected myself in many ways but why these people knowing I own a dog business even think I would fake my dog is beyond me. I think we that have the Service Dogs are the ones harassed now.

  33. Gothboyclique on November 29, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Showing this to my parents they think I can’t bring my trained sdit to public places because I don’t have a “Id” I keep trying to tell them the actual ada laws about service dogs

  34. Lotsoflove53 on November 29, 2019 at 9:51 am

    chicken nuggets

  35. {I'M A DREAMER} on November 29, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Where do I get an ADA law card??????

  36. J S on November 29, 2019 at 9:54 am

    I’m confused. I have a psychiatric disability. I want to get the appropriate requirements for my dog to become a service dog. It looks like none are required. Just very confused. So if my dog can perform at least one of the legally required Rasta and I have a medical disability then he can be considered a service dog without any licensing required?

  37. Service_Dog_Adventures on November 29, 2019 at 9:56 am

    It’s also a HIPPA violation to require a registry.

  38. MrMJMTech on November 29, 2019 at 9:56 am

    From watching your videos I can tell and correct me if I’m wrong that you train your own dog to be your service animal. If I am wrong my question still applies if you are able to answer it. If one is to train their own service dog how is one to know when the service dog is ready to become a service dog. Another words what is the standard to know when a dog is ready and not ready when you train it yourself.

  39. Bernie Kash on November 29, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Where you get your ada card

  40. DropDeadFred on November 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Your so cute

  41. shirley fisher on November 29, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Some people are afraid to to be removed if out of control because of ADA laws BUT that is the one reason even a service animal.CAN be asked to leave . If animal is not fully controlled by handler it must leave!

  42. Sianna Stratton on November 29, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Hi! Thank you, I appreciate this video so much! It’s one of the most informative videos I have been able to find. I really hope you can make an updated video regarding these issues if the laws have changed.

  43. Rob Earth on November 29, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I am currently a SD handler and will be taking a trip to Vienna from Los Angeles. The airline emailed me and wants proof from my doctor; for my SD to be allowed on board the airplane. Everything is just confusing, and just seems like there is nothing to be done… No solution. Basically, currently it’s like; deal with the confrontation with ignorant people and good luck… either you can convince them (which is more unlikely then likely to happen) or tough luck and Bye.

  44. Bernie Kash on November 29, 2019 at 10:03 am

    I am not talking about a ID card. I was thinking you said you had a card that explained the ADA laws

  45. Kirsten Lea on November 29, 2019 at 10:03 am

    So what do I need to do for my dog to become a service dog? I need her but I don’t know all the steps to get her “official”

  46. Kallista Custer on November 29, 2019 at 10:04 am

    There have been many incidences where I was not able to go somewhere with my family because I didn’t have a service dog registration certificate/ card And I believe that it is absolutely rediculous

  47. Mama Bear on November 29, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Where do you get your ADA cards form, please? I really wish those fake verification sites didn’t exist. They’re making a HUGE problem for those of us who need a SD & most likely have a medical condition that would be aggravated by the “confrontation”. I’ll be owner training myself. I know it’ll be just as, maybe more, expensive than paid training. But the biggest difference, financially, is that by owner trainings, I can, essentially, make payments on the training instead of one huge lump sum that would leave me unable to tend to other financial responsibilities, putting me behind financially. And I can customize the “task list”.

  48. Adielina Richardson on November 29, 2019 at 10:06 am

    And I think this is the exact way to handle this situation! You were calm, patient, and very polite about informing them on the situation. When they proceeded to not want to be informed you left the situation without yelling and them or threatening them to "expose" them on YouTube. You even did not yell at them even after she called you a really nasty name. I think it’s handlers who yell at employees and get out of control over every thing are who give handlers a bad name!

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