Here are some of our Mastiffs that are doing just that!

Ch Beowulfs Son Of Liberty, CGC  " Hur"
 Robert & Zetta Davey

Zetta and Hur offered their pictures as evidence that Mastiffs can be and are wonderful Service Dogs.  Zetta trained Hur as her personal Service Dog and he accompanies her on flights, into resturants and everywhere she goes.    If anyone has any questions or would like more informatition, please contact me and I will guide you to Zetta and others that have the information you may require.

Hur is a tribute to the breed and his wonderful human parents.
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Beowulfs Beauregard A Heart of Gold, CGC, CGCA
Beau is a Certified Service Dog and working with his Mom  Virginia Herhold ******* VHerhold@gmail.com  


Beau at 16 months old
 
Beau at 4 months old working already...
 
Beau 10 months old
Beau is currently traveling as a service dog  for his owner Virginia and is showing in hopes to recieive his AKC Championship..    Good Luck Beau


How “Service Animal” Is Defined

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

This definition does not affect or limit the broader definition of “assistance animal” under the Fair Housing Act or the broader definition of “service animal” under the Air Carrier Access Act.

Some State and local laws also define service animal more broadly than the ADA does. Information about such laws can be obtained from the State attorney general’s office.

Source:  http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

 

Therapy Dogs are not legally defined by federal laws. They provide people with contact to dogs, but are not limited to working with people who have disabilities. They are usually the personal pets of their handlers, and work with their handlers to provide services to others.  Federal laws have no provisions for people to be accompanied by therapy animals in places of public accommodation that have “no pets” policies.   Therapy dogs are given basic obedience training and then tested for both obedience and temperament.  Once they pass a therapy dog test with their partner, they can be registered with a therapy dog organization.  Registration offers several benefits both to volunteers and to the facilities they visit.

Source: http://www.pawsteams.org/pawsitive-teams-service-dogs/pawsitive-teams-definitions-and-access/

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