Service Dog Training Lecture Series
Public Access Service Dog Ethics
When: February 7, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM EST (Midnight UTC)
(To be recorded and available OnDemand after the lecture)
Access to the recording is for 32 days after the webinar and is available for both Live and Recorded attendees.
Cost: $25.00 USD
Description: This webinar will cover public access service dog ethics and standards for a service dog’s behavior when working in public. Disabled handlers have ethical responsibilities to uphold the standards for the sake of their dog’s safety and welfare. They must also consider the impact of poor behavior on the businesses the dogs enter; and recognize that a poorly behaved service dog in public may make other service dog partners less welcome.
Some dogs are able to assist their human partners in the home but are unable to handle the stress of constant interaction with other people, dogs or the environment in general. Dogs with fearful, shy, or aggressive temperaments are apt to pose problems in public.
- Public access service dog ethics
- Standards for a service dogs behavior when working in public
- Indicators of stress in service dogs working in public
- Ethics disabled handlers need to know and uphold while accompanied by a service dog in public
- Expectations for service dogs accompanying disabled individuals in public (including):
- Being under quiet voice or signal control of the handler.
- Allow handling by others in an emergency situation.
- The dog must not bark in public.
- They should be taught to eliminate on cue in appropriate places.
- A service dog must not solicit attention from the general public.
- A service dog must be clean, well groomed, and not have an offensive odor.
- A service dog must not sniff merchandise or seek food in restaurants.
- Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations relating to service dog conduct in places of public
- Situations where a person with a disability may be asked to remove their service animal from a place of public accommodation.
Cost: $25.00 USD
NOTE: When you purchase this webinar, you are purchasing BOTH an invite to the Live webinar AND access to the Recording for 32 days after we publish the Live webinar.
Speaker: Jeanne T. Hampl R.N. is a registered nurse by profession and a dog trainer by avocation. She was the Executive Director of the Prison Pet Partnership Program at the Washington Correction Center for Women from 1994 to 1998. She served on the Program’s Board of Directors from 1991 to 1994 and 1998 to 1999. Under her guidance a new kennel and Service Dog training center was constructed on the prison grounds. Jeanne has trained dogs and instructed clients for the past twenty years. She teaches private obedience classes as well as assisting person with disabilities to train their own service dog. She has also served on Delta Society’s Service Dog Education System’s curriculum committee as well as sharing a place on a Pet Partner team with her golden retriever, Blaze. Jeanne is the co-founder and past president of The Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound. She is a member of NADOI and serves as the chair of the Committee on disabilities. Jeanne shares her home in Gig harbor, Washington with husband Peter, golden retriever, Luke, and two cats, Cleo and Lily.