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International Assistance Dog Week

IAADP is Excited to be a Part of International Assistance Dog Week! International Assistance Dog Week, (IADW) was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking …

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Assistance Dog Selection and Training Information

Assistance Dog Selection The following information will be of benefit for those of you who are trying to determine if an assistance dog candidate has …

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California’s New Emotional Support Animals Bill

With the help of co-sponsors Guide Dogs for the Blind and Canine Companions, California passed a new law, AB 468, effective January 1, 2022, aimed …

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Air Travel with an Assistance Dog

After many rounds of discussions, proposals, and drafts, on December 2, 2020, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued its Final Rule on Traveling by Air …

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Assessing Dogs for a Service Dog Career

Presenter: Jeanne Hampl R.N. As the Executive Director of the Prison Pet Partnership Program, 1994-1998, Jeanne selected and supervised the training of service dog candidates …

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Access to Hospitals and Other Healthcare Facilities for Disabled Persons with Service Animals

Presenters: Sally Conway, U.S. Department of Justice, Deputy Chief of the Disability Rights Section & Eileen Hanrahan, J.D., the U. S. Department of Health and …

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Tug for Treats

Like a number of people who set out to train a service dog for themselves or others, I’ve had to reinvent the wheel on certain …

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Teaching Dogs to Fetch the Phone in a Crisis

Five years ago, I wrote an article about what I’ve learned the hard way about limitations on a service dog’s ability to “save the day” …

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TRAINING YOUR OWN ASSISTANCE DOG

Original article by Joan Froling; Edited by IAADP Board of Directors, 2022 Part 1: FINDING A SUITABLE CANINE CANDIDATE FOR ASSISTANCE DOG WORK WHAT KIND …

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