[nagdu] discrimination for service pups in training.
The Pawpower Pack
pawpower4me at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 19:59:08 UTC 2014
I'm not familiar with the Florida law, but if Florida gives trainers with pups the same rights and responsibilities as trained dogs, then the ADA says that handlers of service dogs can be asked to remove the dog if it is not toilet trained and or if it is causing a disturbance, like whining or barking.
As a trainer, I do not take dogs into places inside until the dog has proven, over a period of weeks, that it is toilet trained. Also that it can be quiet for long periods of time. I do this by accessing many dog friendly outdoor spaces.
I also do not think that a puppy is ready for a whole day at school. This is a very young dog, it's only job right now is to be a young dog and explore the world.
I wish you the best.
Rox and the kitchen Bitches:
Mill'E, Laveau, Soleil
Pawpower4me at gmail.com
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> On Sep 8, 2014, at 1:50 PM, Jessica Roberts via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I sent an email today to the director of the office for students with
> disabilities for one of the campuses for which I'm attending next
> I obviously want to take my puppy with me because of the exposure to
> things, and because its a long time to leave a puppy alone.
> I got an email back saying that I could not bring the puppy until its
> house broken, because they don't want it having accidents, whining, or
> disrupting classes.
> My plan was to have puppy in a wheeled carrier for a few weeks anyway
> because of house breaking stuff, and also because puppy has not had
> all her shots so she'd be safe, too.
> She then informed me she'd let her boss contact the colleges lawyer to
> get educated about service dogs in training.
> Florida Statute 413.08 states that service dogs in training have the
> same rights as fully trained guide dogs. Am I right to push this or
> should I leave puppy home crated until they think its appropriate?
> I don't wanna do the second because of all the socialization things
> that'd be missed.
> The puppy is fine in a crate and I'm sure will be fine in the carrier
> too, the plan was to put her in there with a puppy nylabone, and to
> take her out for cuddle and potty time between classes and such.
> Thoughts, suggestions, help would be greatly appreciated.
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