Domesti-PUPS Hosts Educational Seminar for Businesses Encountering Service Dog Users
Domesti-PUPS (www.domesti-pups.org) recently hosted an educational seminar for businesses who may encounter service dog users, titled “Tighten the Leash on Fake Service Dogs.” The event took place on May 1 at Firespring. Businesses who attended learned about actionable insights for dealing with legitimate and fake service dogs. The unfortunate but real fact is that poorly behaved, poorly trained, and/or aggressive animals do not belong in places of public accommodation. These kinds of dogs can pose a danger to other people and service animals, potentially causing property damage and/or interfering with business operations.
The seminar covered the following topics: the how and whys of service dogs; differences between service dogs and emotional support animals; legalities around questioning service dog handlers; service dog laws and etiquette; and appropriate times for businesses to refuse a service dog.
Domesti-PUPS’ mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with special needs through the assistance of animals and to promote awareness through education. Domesti-PUPS provide service dogs for persons with disabilities, pet therapy programs, classroom dogs, and educational programs. Domesti-PUPS serve clients locally, regionally, and nationally. For more information about Domesti-PUPS and this topic, visit www.domesti-pups.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn about upcoming events by following along on Facebook (@domestipups).