Put bluntly, there is now a major industry in abusing a law designed to help people so those who don't want to obey the rules don't have to. Our business on many occasions has had customers who have shown up with vests and cards bought on the internet, and expect to be allowed in areas that dogs normally would not be allowed. In fact, they dare us to exclude them so they can make a federal case over it. Their actions and dogs' actions (customers inability to control them, dogs are easily distracted, customers don't stay with the dog they supposedly need) clearly indicate the dog doesn't meet the requirements of a trained service animal under ADA.
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1. If you don't already know where to get a vest, then odds are you shouldn't be getting one anyway. There's a lot more to a service dog than the outfit it wears. It typically takes 18-24 months to fully train a service dog. While individuals are permitted to train their own service dog, that doesn't mean they are automatically capable. If you do not already have experience doing advanced training with working dogs, then you do not have sufficient experience to train a service dog on your own. You need to hire a pro, and that pro can direct you to dog supply resources. If you are determined to fake, then you can find fake vests in dozens of places on the internet with a very basic search and don't need to be asking us.
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If a store is not selling open food items I have no problem with people shopping with their dogs as long as they are well-behaved. Many cities have a relaxed attitude toward this practice like Boston, NYC, and LA. More access is a good thing. But people lying and dressing their dogs up in vests to gain special access is just plain wrong. Be careful though, some disabilities are psychological, or related to epilepsy, so don’t be too quick to judge. And if you are injured or recovering in a hospital and are visited by a therapy dog, remember that his owner put in many hours to train him, including public visits, so that he could be well-behaved when visiting you!
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