[nagdu] Puppy raising Question

Julie J julielj at neb.rr.com
Fri Apr 8 19:37:53 UTC 2011

I haven't read the CA law regarding service dogs in training.  However I 
would find it very unlikely that provisions for training of dogs by puppy 
raisers and trainers would include access in an employment setting.  I can 
understand protections in public places, but employment situations are very 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diana Dawne" <drdawne at samobile.net>
To: <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: [nagdu] Puppy raising Question

> Yes this is my understanding that the law protects equally a puppy in 
> training as well as a qualified service dog in the state of California. So 
> if this raiser had been in California she could just thumb her nose at her 
> boss but things seem to be quite different on the east coast.
> I attempted to listen to the information on the nagdu website relating to 
> hospitals but got the message that the information could not be found. 
> When I attended schools in the east I was very amazed to hear instructors 
> suggest maybe it wasn't such a good idea to take a dog into intensive care 
> in a hospital.  As a doctor I have been doing so for years and wondered 
> about this backward thinking.  I have also heard about difficulties people 
> have had over being able to relieve their dogs.  Of course I have always 
> attended to that problem, but I have never encountered unwillingness to 
> assist.  I have always encountered nothing but wonderful acceptance of my 
> dogs in a hospital setting and now that I live in the Midwest I don't 
> expect that to change.
> Bright Blessings,
> Diana & that Very Magical and Enchanting guide dog Fuller Brush
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