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standards page

Assistance Dogs International has developed minimum standards and ethics which all memberĀ  and candidate programs must follow. This committee updates existing standards and develops new ones. These standards form the basis of the ADI accreditation program.

The public should understand that these are minimum standards. Please take time to read each one to understand all that goes into producing an effective working assistance dog.

Use the links below to download the following documents:

ADI Minimum Standards and Ethics
ADI Glossary

Use the menu links above to view the standards and ethics for specific areas.