How Service Dogs Can Help a Person with Anxiety
Debilitating anxiety can make everyday tasks difficult to manage. It can be a struggle to go out in public, attend social events, or even complete simple tasks like grocery shopping. For those who experience anxiety that affects their daily life, a service dog can be a game-changer. Psychiatric Service Dogs for Anxiety A service dog […]
How do you verify a Psychiatric Service Dog?
How does someone prove they own a psychiatric service dog (PSD), not just a regular everyday pet? The law limits the ways someone can ask about your service dog. This is to protect the privacy of handlers while also ensuring they have a clear way to prove their need for a PSD. You do not […]
Where Can a Service Dog Go in New York?
In New York, service dogs can go to many places that pets can’t. Service dogs are allowed in almost all public areas in New York, including: This means if you’re a resident of New York City, your service dog is welcome in places like the L Train, the MOMA, your favorite cafe in Brooklyn, and […]
Where Does a Service Dog Sit On An Airplane?
In short: During flights, smaller service dogs are allowed to sit in their handler’s lap while larger service dogs can sit in the foot space. The service dog cannot impinge on another passenger’s space or block the aisle. Before you fly ✈️ : U.S. travel rules permit service dogs to fly in the cabin if […]
How Old Does My Service Dog Have to Be?
There is no technical minimum age for a service dog, but practical considerations limit how young a service animal can be. Due to training requirements and developmental concerns, a puppy is generally not eligible as a service dog. Under ADA rules, service dogs in training are not considered full-fledged service animals. A service dog must […]
What Are the Best Types of Service Dogs for Seniors?
Many seniors have mobility or other issues that could benefit from having a service dog for specific assistance. But not everyone knows there are different service dogs that help people with different challenges. Each type of service dog has a specific purpose. Here are some of the most common types of service dogs for seniors: […]