"The goal of this section of the website is to promote widespread understanding and respect for all Australian assistance dog teams and provide resources to the wider community about assistance dogs and the laws that pertain to them."
Welcome to the community resources as provided by CapableK9s. Our goal with this section of the website is to promote widespread understanding and respect for all Australian assistance dog teams and provide education and resources for the wider community.
Whether you have never before heard of an assistance dog, are curious about the law regarding assistance dog teams in your business, have a friend or family member with an assistance dog, train assistance dogs, are partnered with an assistance dog or simply want to learn more about assistance dog teams, these resources will offer information and possibly even a new perspective on the subject for you.
An assistance dog is any dog that is trained to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effect of the disability and meet the appropriate standards for an animal in a public place. Click through here to learn more about the various types of assistance dogs and the various roles they can have.
Complying with the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act is the most important thing your business can do to offer your customers with disabilities a positive experience. Click through here to read all the business frequently asked questions.
Do I qualify for an assistance dog?
What is an owner trained assistance dog?
How do I know if an assistance dog is legitimate?
What are the differences between therapy dogs, assistance dogs and companion dogs?