Thank you for choosing usserviceanimalregistry.org as your registry provider, let’s get started.
Welcome to the U.S Service Animal Registry. We are going to create a reference, a powerful personal identification tool that is informative and educational for all handlers that use Service animals ( Service dogs, Emotional support Animals & Therapy dogs included) not considering training method, affiliation or certification level. You need to understand what you are agreeing on by registering before we proceed.
Important information you need to understand will be presented to you before you accept.
There is input from knowledgeable trainers and owners of Service animals who think there should be a chance for those that desire to freely and intentionally obey the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) law and a supplementary and detailed set of training and behavior standards that goes above and beyond the ADA.
We are going to teach you on how to go about registering your Service Animal. The process is simple, some information will be needed like the handler name and the birthday of the dog, from where you got your dog, and share one or more photos if you want. A 10 digit code will be given to you immediately the registration is completed. Your registration can be verified if you want others to do it by just using the code. This means that you have accepted our training and behavior standard and terms of service. At any point of the registration you do not wish to continue, please just close your browser.
A very important warning
By registering with us, it does not qualify an individual or an animal as a Service Dog Team, any special rights or otherwise. Agreeing to an additional and specific training set and behavior standard is the purpose of registering. When you are registering and you are merely looking for a way your pet that has not started the proper Service Animal training and will not go through the compulsory training to develop into a Service Animal so that there won’t be a restriction for he or she to visit areas meant for public like the restaurant, stay in hotel, fly-in cabin on a plane, condominium or apartment, abuse any law intentionally or this registry, or the boundaries of what is legal or ethical is tested, please do not sign this agreement and exit now. Living and traveling with a pet that is not a trained Service Animal, there are a legal option for it, which you should consider, the purpose of this service will not allow you explore these option because you would be violating our terms and conditions if you proceed. This site can be used for educational purposes, creating an account and proceed with registration is a violation of our terms and conditions.
It is not easy to train a Service Animal
Please exit now and return when you are ready to complete formal service animal training.
You can complete the training as well as friends, family member, training organization or professional trainer which is under law. To properly train a Service or Assistance Dog it takes about half a year to a year (120+ hours). To train a dog more quickly, a full-time professional trainer is the best option, 30 hours of training is required to train the dog in a controlled public setting making the dog learn how to behave obediently and unobtrusively in public. You are 100% responsible every time for the behavior and control of your Service or Assistance Dog even when on training, please remember that.
Leave an excellent impression or nothing.
Covered under the law, it is a privilege to own and use a Service or Assistance Dog for people that are disabled using a dog to help them work or complete specific tasks in case they would face difficulty when performing the task on their own. Great responsibility is also attached to it.
The right of Service and Assistance Dogs has been approved based on politeness, public conduct, and the necessary, excellent behavior; tasks that are beneficial and functional are performed by the dogs for their owners that are disabled.
At all times, excellent social skills and also best behavior should be expected from you and your Service Dog.
Service Animals have to be under control
- Towards people or another animal, there should be no aggressive behavior, no lunging or barking, no biting, no mounting, no snapping and no growling.
- No petting from other people, no eating of table scraps and begging for food.
- No sniffing on people that passes by and merchandise.
- No hype or overly excited behavior.
- No defecating or urinating in places that are public unless given a sign or command to eliminate in an appropriate place
Under the ADA Act, Service animal have to be leashed, harnessed or tethered except these strategies are hindered with the work of the service animal or the person’s disability preventing the use of these devices. Therefore, signal, voice, or other control that is effective should be employed to maintain control of the animals by an individual.
Someone with a disability can’t be inquired to eliminate his service animal from the premises except:
The appearance of a Service Dog.
- When the dog is out of control and there is no effective control or action from the handler or
- When the dog is not housebroken. Once there is a lawful explanation to ask that a service animal is removed workers must provide the disabled individual the chance to get goods or services when the animal is not there.
Every time your dog should come out clean and well brushed up. An I.D or vest can be helpful, that is what some handlers of Service Dog feels, even if it is not necessary by law. At all time, it is really important to look professional. We reserve the right to remove you from this Registry at any moment if we receive evidence that you or your animal are not behaving up to our standard.
It is not enough being disabled
Pets are owned by many people that are disabled. A Service or Assistance Dog is distinguished from a pet by the specific work or tasks they have been trained to complete. Dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people that are disabled can be referred to as Service animals, Example of such tasks are alerting people who are deaf, guiding people who are blind, alerting and protecting a person who have seizure, pulling a wheelchair, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, during anxiety work, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or performing other duties. Service animals are not a pet, they are working animals. The work or task performed by the service animal in which it’s been trained for must be directly related to the disability of the person. Under the ADA Act, a dog whose only function is to offer emotional support or comfort is not qualified to be service animals. In addition, it is simply not enough to be disabled to qualify a pet as a Service or Assistance Dog
To be individually trained, what does it mean?
When a dog is taught a behavior or task through praise, rewards and corrections, the process is known as individual training. These methods are by the use of treats, clicker or praise. Dog behavior that is natural such as barking, protectiveness comforting or comforting or licking owners is not considered suitable tasks under the ADA Act, whether those actions help the owner that is disabled.
What are tasks or work?
A chores or behavior that a Service or Assistance Animal performs on cue or command to assist a person that is disabled with something they can’t do for themselves easily is known as work or tasks
It is a must a work or tasks should be quantifiable in some way, which can be fetching a bottle of medicine for an individual that have a seizure, open drawers or doors for someone who has problem of physical mobility, alerting to the presence of life-threatening allergens or alerting on glucose levels for a person suffering diabetics
Examples of some things that would not be an appropriate physical task would be simply providing companionship, guarding, protecting or even tasks performed merely for convenience such as fetching the morning paper.
A Service Dog should be capable of completing at least two significant work or tasks that are directly connected to the disability of the individual as stated by our guidelines. If someone asks you should be ready to explain these.
People with visible and invisible disabilities can be helped by Service Dogs.
People with visible and invisible disabilities can be helped by Service and Assistance Dogs that are trained to complete tasks or work, these disabilities are associated with many diagnoses, includes:
The Public Access Test
- Ataxia (poor balance)
- Arthritis (severe)
- Cardio/ pulmonary Disease
- Blindness or Impaired Vision
- Deafness or Impaired Hearing
- Cerebral Palsy
- Life-threatening Allergies/Anaphylaxis
- Multiple Sclerosis (M.S)
- Neurological Disorders
- Physical Mobility Issues
- Psychiatric Disabilities
- Seizure Disorder (Epilepsy)
- Severe Allergy Alert
- Spinal Bifida
- Spinal Cord/Head Trauma
For evaluating a team’s readiness to graduate or finish formal training , the best tool for that is Public Access, such as the one available at the International Association for Assistance Dog partners or Assistance Dog International. It may prove valuable in the future by keeping a video recording of your animal passing the test. We or any organization officially certifying your dog doesn’t mean it passes a Public Access Test. In the USA, certification is not required.
It doesn’t certify an animal or an individual as a Service Dog Team or offer any special rights, legal or otherwise by just registering with us. To agree to an additional and specific training set and behavior standards is the purpose of registering. The purpose of registration is for personal identification only, comparable to a resume online or getting a vest for your dog. Membership or registration with us or any organization is also not required.
The public will ask what you can and will.
When a service an animal provides it not obvious, just limited inquiries is permitted. Two questions may be asked by staff:
Agreement for registration
- Is it necessary that the dog is a service animal because of disability and
- The dog has been trained to perform what work or task. The person disability cannot be asked by staff, require a special card or training documentation for the dog, require medical documentation, or ask the dog to show its ability to perform the work or task. Verbal is the only proof someone needs to provide.
You must accept the following terms in order you continue the registration:
- At least I am 18 years old.
- Registering is for me, I have the permission to do so if I am registering for someone.
- I will be in agreement that I will not deliberately or deliberately disobey any applicable local, national or intentional law, not limited to the Act of Americans with Disabilities and its regulations implemented.
- I fully understand that it is against the law to deliberately not tell the truth that an animal is a Service or Assistance Dog.
- The individual being registered either me or someone else has a qualifying disability.
- The service or Assistance Dog being registered is either fully trained or it is in the process of being trained to perform specific tasks related to the disability of the owners. It is important to be aware that not all states recognize Service or Assistance Dogs in training; it is my responsibility to understand and comply with all applicable laws in my area.
- I recognize that proper training is not a substitute for registration.
- I recognize that aggressive behavior amounts to an instant forfeiture of registration.
- I will endeavor to do my very best to leave an outstanding impression with others and with my behavior and that of my Service Dog.
- I have read, understand and obey with the explanation of a Service or Assistance Animal.
I have read, understand and obey with the Minimum Training Standards for a Service or Assistance Dog which includes a Public Access Test