07-01-2013, 04:26 AM
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Which is the very reason we owner-trainers are under such scrutiny, and are (as well we should) held to a high standard. The ADA does not cover fakers, and does not permit fakers to simply evade questions about their "service dog" (pet dog).
People hearing or reading that the ADA covers your ass from people asking any invasive questions is why idiots are justifying hastily and falsely claiming "Fifi" or "Buddy" as a SD, and feeling that they are entitled to do so, because so many businesses are afraid to ask questions, for fear of the person crying ADA and making a stink in their place of business.
If you cannot prove your dog is a fully trained (task trained) SD or an actual service dog in training (as in, training for tasks, beyond basic obedience), you can be held accountable legally, and subject to someone such as myself calling you out on it and notifying the owner of the business immediately.