[nagdu] owner training

Marion Gwizdala blind411 at verizon.net
Tue Aug 16 15:13:32 UTC 2011

    I cannot address the questions you raise except for the requirement of 
certification. Because many people train their own service dogs, there are 
no certifications that are required as a condition of access with a service 
dog. So long as the dog has been trained to perform tasks or do work for the 
benefit of a person with a disability no matter who did the training, it is 
a bona fide service animal under the ADA and all applicable state laws.

Fraternally yours,
Marion Gwizdala

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sam Hogle" <smhogle at gmail.com>
To: "NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users" 
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Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:08 AM
Subject: [nagdu] owner training

> Hello all. I've noticed that there are some people on here who have owner 
> trained dogs. I was wondering what all was involved in doing that. For 
> example, finding a dog, finding out how to train it, and anything else 
> that is involved. Also, is there some sort of guide line a person is 
> required to follow to get a dog certified?
> Sam and Seeing Eye Dog Mason
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