International Organizations

Assistance Dogs International
 (ADI)

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IADDP)

National Institute for Diabetic Alert Dogs

 

American-wide (US specific) Regulatory Body
Americans with Disabilities Act is a US-wide law that explains your rights and responsibilities as a person with disabilities, incuding reference to service dogs. 

Here is a summary sheet of the ADA laws as they apply to service and assistance dogs.

Each state may have other laws relating to service dogs. Contact your local Justice Department or Disability organizations. They should be able to refer you.

American State by State list of Laws that Apply to Service Dogs 2016
Here's the link..


Canadian Discrimination Regulatory Body

Canadian Human Rights Act

Canadian Provincial Regulatory Bodies of Service Dogs

British Columbia Ministry of Justice
Alberta Human Services Act
Nova Scotia Department of Justice Draft Service Dog Guide and Service Dog Certification


Ministry of BC Tenancy Act wrt Service and Service Dogs in Training

Human Rights Code wrt Discrimination in BC

Alberta Service Dog Act


A National Standard of Canada for Service Dogs
is currently under development
More Information can be found here.


What is a Service Dog Task?
A behavior that is deliberately trained and proofed that mitigates one or more specific disability of the handler. The behavior is reliable and is done on demand.

Task Lists:

Article: Why Natural Behaviors are not Service Dog Tasks

Service Dog Tasks

Psychiatric Dog Tasks

More Psychiatric Dog Work and Tasks


Bogus Organizations:
Don't waste your money by paying these organizations for supposed 'certification' or 'registration' of service dogs. True certifying bodies need to meet you and your dog and put the team through a public access test. 

https://www.officialservicedogregistry. com

http://www.servicedogsregistry. org

http://www.freemypaws. com/ service-dogs.html

http://www.servicedogcertifications. org

http://www.crtasa. com

http://servicedogscanada. org/certification/

http://usdogregistry. org

http://www.saraorg. com

http://registerservicedogs. com

http://www.usserviceanimals. org

https://www.adaregistry. com

https://www.usservicedogregistry. org

http://www.usarplus. com

http://www.usanimalregistry. com

And many others!