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Here’s The Safest Way to Pet a Service Dog

Service Dog Standards Profile Page

Before you pet any dog, you should always ask for permission. It’s not only polite, it’s a safety issue for you — and in the case of a working Service Dog, it’s a safety issue for the disabled handler as well since distractions can interfere with the dog’s ability to work. Service Dog Standards lets you “pet” a Service Dog in the safest way possible!

Example of a Service Dog Handler profile page on Service Dog StandardsSee live example of a Service Dog Handler profile page


Based on over a decade of input from experienced service dog trainers and handlers, Service Dog Standards clearly lays out what is expected in terms of training, public behavior and more. Service Dog Standards aims to encourage adherence to the ADA and increase public trust through technology and education.



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