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Standards for Assistance Dogs Partners

The assistance dog partners will agree to the following partner responsibilities:

  1. Treat the dog with appreciation and respect.
  2. Practice obedience regularly.
  3. Practice the dog’s skills regularly.
  4. Maintain the dog’s proper behavior in public and at home.
  5. Carry proper identification and be aware of all applicable laws pertaining to assistance dogs.
  6. Keep the dog well groomed and well cared for.
  7. Practice preventative health care for the dog.
  8. Obtain annual health checks and vaccinations for the dog.
  9. Abide by all leash and license laws.
  10. Follow the training program’s requirements for progress reports and medical evaluations.
  11. Arrange for the prompt clean up of dog’s waste.