What you may not know about service animals - Dr. Marty Becker


What you may not know about service animals

Thursday, Oct 21st, 2021 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Not everything you think you know about service animals is correct. Eight common misconceptions are that service animals always wear a vest, that they never bark (some are trained to bark as an alert), that people can have only one service animal at a time, that only Labradors or German shepherds can be service animals, that pit bulls aren’t allowed to be service animals, that service animals must be certified or registered, that service animals must complete official training programs, or that people with service animals don’t have to follow licensing laws or vaccination requirements.

Learn more about service animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act here.

There’s more in Pet Connection, the weekly nationally syndicated pet feature I co-write with Kim Campbell Thornton and my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker.