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Blog Archive: December 2021

Owner training without the support of an organisation

It is perfectly legal under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth) to train your own assistance dog. It is not legally mandated that you join an organisation or hire a trainer. There is a number of case law decisions that support owner training without an organisation or trainer. There are several benefits in doing so though. It

What to consider when choosing an assistance dog organisation

Over the last decade assistance dogs have had a huge uptake in use. People are finally becoming more aware of the many different ways assistance dogs can benefit people with a disability. However, the assistance dog industry is largely unregulated. Over the last decade the options on where and how to obtain an assistance dog have become abundant.