service dog advocacy

Service Dogs for Invisible Disabilities


Service dogs first emerged as a method to assist visually impaired people. However, over time, their role has expanded from being simple guide dogs for people who are blind, and they are now trained to help people with hearing impediments and physical limitations, as well as those with invisible disabilities like PTSD and autism. So, unless someone has an obvious disability, it's hard to know what the service dog is doing to help. However, this does not mean they don't need the dog. What is an Invisible Disability? Disabilities cannot always be seen. Unfortunately, when people think about the term, they [...]

Service Dogs for Invisible Disabilities2024-01-31T20:55:05+00:00

Service Dog Vests & Harnesses


Service dogs are everyday heroes trained to help individuals with disabilities by performing specific tasks or jobs to ensure the individual is as safe as possible. Service dogs play an instrumental role in the safety, protection, and well-being of the individuals they assist. Oftentimes, the general public may not be aware of the importance of service dogs and the role they play. In addition, people on the street may not have an appreciation, or understanding, that the service dog is working when he or she is with their person. This is where service dog vests and harnesses can be of [...]

Service Dog Vests & Harnesses2023-09-21T21:25:07+00:00

4 Things to Know Before You Get a Service Dog


Getting a service dog is one of the biggest blessings in life for those of us who have disabilities. The benefits of having a partner, like my dog Justice, can be life changing. However, that does not mean that service dogs do not come without their own set of challenges. Here are 4 things you should know before you get a service dog: Getting a Service Dog is a Big Commitment - What Should You Know? Service Dogs Require a Lot of Training! That is worth repeating: Service dogs require a lot of training! It does not [...]

4 Things to Know Before You Get a Service Dog2023-08-25T20:31:12+00:00

Pawsitively Inspiring: 5 Service Dog Social Media Accounts to Follow Today


In a world of scrolling, double-tapping, and sharing, social media has become a wellspring of entertainment and information. One niche that has risen in prominence over the years revolves around service dogs and their handlers.More than just cute and heartwarming, these accounts offer invaluable lessons on ADA service dog laws and service dog education. Following these accounts not only provides a glimpse into the daily life of service dog handlers but also spreads awareness and understanding of the important role service dogs play. It's a great place to learn about service dog advocacy.Read on for five stand out social media accounts [...]

Pawsitively Inspiring: 5 Service Dog Social Media Accounts to Follow Today2023-07-27T21:55:51+00:00

What does it take to have a service dog?


Service dogs are a blessing - but how do you get a service dog? Who qualifies for a service dog? What all do you have to do? These are questions that I get all the time, being a service dog handler myself. So, I have put together a comprehensive guide: “What does it take to have a service dog?” 1. You Must Have a Disability That Qualifies You for a Service Animal There are many different disabilities that qualify you to have a service dog. In many cases, these disabilities may be invisible. Some examples of disabilities that [...]

What does it take to have a service dog?2023-07-27T20:07:20+00:00

The Impact of Social Media on Service Dog Advocacy


Social media rules our lives. It's no shocker that it's an advocacy and education tool also. Dedicated service dog accounts on social media highlight these animals and their handlers. They bring attention to their roles and rights.  How Social Media Effects Service Dog Advocacy Awareness and Education: Social media platforms give service dog advocates a voice. They spread awareness and educate the public on their purpose. With a few clicks, they can reach thousands, sparking conversations and dispelling falsehoods. Community Building: Service dog-related hashtags and groups bring together like-minded individuals. People share experiences, advice, and resources, forging connections once limited [...]

The Impact of Social Media on Service Dog Advocacy2023-07-14T20:26:27+00:00