Inside the misunderstood world of psychiatric service dogs
J Thoendell stashed this in Dogs
Service dogs for people with emotional disabilities and mental illnesses play a complex role in society and struggle for legitimacy. Hopes&Fears meets with the trainers of the canine companions most qualified to deal with the nuanced needs of people with PTSD and other "invisible" disabilities.
true. but isn't there a problem that anyone can register their dog as a service dog now?
How's that a problem? That people will abuse that policy?
Can and do. Last time I picked up my mom at the airport, she said a man with a little lapdog -- allegedly a service dog -- allowed it to pee all over the floor of the plane without concern.
Well that stinks. I guess they have to improve the policy to police abuse.