What is a Service Animal?

What is a service animal? The ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under the ADA...

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Mason F. Labradoodle’s Final Training, Part 14 (Epilogue)

  Today Mason and I are celebrating our first full month as a working team. We are still getting to know each other but I have earned his trust and loyalty and there is no shortage of that to go around with this dog. I got my second official alert last night, and it...

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Mason F. Labradoodle’s Final Training, Part 13

Today is a very exciting yet sad day for me. I am very excited to begin my Journey with Mason F. Labradoodle back in Fort Lauderdale. Although our training had its ups and downs, I would consider it a huge success. I am sad because I love Joan, Leslie, and the rest of...

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Mason F. Labradoodle’s Final Training, Part 12

Today is what I would call a successful failure. We have been trying to find a place with loud, live music so we can introduce Mason to that environment. For those of you who know me well, you know that I love music. I go to music festivals, concerts, and sometimes...

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Mason F. Labradoodle’s Final Training, Part 11

Today was a weird day. We have been working so hard that we decided to to take it easy...at least it started that way. I was able to sleep in until 9. We went to the vet to get Mason F.'s exit exam, stopped at Wawa for coffee then headed to Gap, PA to see my friend...

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