Saturday, June 15, 2013

Service Animal Institute Offers Free Training


While The Service Animal Institute  is based in Fairfield California, it seeks members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

The nine counties of California's San Francisco Bay area are as follows: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma

Today membership with Service Animal Institute his free.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

No Service Dogs For Deaf-Blind Adults Allowed?

Is This For Real? No Service Dogs For Deaf-Blind Adults?

How Can A Deaf-Blind Adult Get A Service Dog? Please Call 707 428-5022

The Service Animal Institute has found that common service dog charities refuse to provide help to deaf-blind candidates. We need deaf-blind service dog training programs.

The mother a deaf-blind son writes about the past 51 years raising her sight and hearing impaired son. The book "Visions" is at http://janiepbess.com/gpage1.html.
She is looking for a deaf-blind service dog. She prefers the term "deaf-blind service dog" to "sight impaired hearing impaired service dog" in today's vernacular tradition.

The Service Animal Institute believes the following can be done:
• Take a young service animal and slightly modify their training for candidates that are not only sight impaired but also partly or fully hearing impaired.
• Help intelligent deaf-blind people adapt to the seeing eye dogs.  For example the deaf-blind can generally feel the seeing eye dog's actions.
• Train Labradors or German Shepherds to become deaf-blind service dogs.

Join the deaf-blind service dog research program. Anyone interested in deaf-blind service dogs are welcome to post comments or Call 707 428-5022

The Service Animal Institute
Solano Business Incubator
1652 West Texas Street
Fairfield, California 94533
707 428-5000

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dog Intelligence Ratings From Service Dog Institute


Dog Intelligence Ratings. Ratings for canine I.Q. from different sources.

Top Smartest Dog Species:


Very Smart Dog Species:

Reasonably Smart Dog Species:

Somewhat Smart Dog Species:

Somewhat Intelligent Dog Species:

Dumber Dog Species:

Ratings Are Subjective. Please post your constructive comments.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Helper Monkeys – Interesting Service Animals



Trained service monkeys are another type of assistance animal. They are in some ways similar to an assistance dog.

Properly trained service monkeys often help quadriplegics. The trained primates also help people with severe spinal cord injuries or other mobility impairments.

It might take 7 years to train on average. Luckily trained service monkeys might serve 25–30 years. This is triple the span of Labrador or German Sheppard dogs. Capuchin monkeys might live into their fourth decade.

Capuchin service animals undergo extensive training. Capuchin service animal tasks can be microwaving food, or opening pill bottles. Capuchin service animals are often reasonably good at washing the quadriplegic's face, and putting straws into drinks after hearing the request from the disabled person.

Service Animal Acronyms



Popular Abbreviations Related To Service Animals


ACAA: Air Carrier Access Act. Requires disabled people to fly with their service dogs
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
AKC: American Kennel Club
ALF: Assisted Living Facility
ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder (previously also called Asperger’s)
ASL: American Sign Language
ATTS: American Temperament Test Society

BAER: Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response

CD: Companion Dog, AKC's novice obedience title
CERF: Canine Eye Registration Foundation
CGC: Canine Good Citizen program/test from the AKC
CGN: Canine Good Neighbor program/test from the Canadian Kennel Club
CKC: Canadian Kennel Club
CP: Cerebral palsy
CT: Click Treat: clicker dog training

DOJ: Department Of Justice (USA)
DOT: Department of Transportation: air travel issues in the USA

EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (workplace access complaints)
ES or ESA: Emotional Support Animal

FHA: Fair Housing Act
FHAA: Fair Housing Amendments Act (added new protected classes, including PWDs)

GDB: Guide Dogs for the Blind
GEB: Guiding Eyes for the Blind
GSD: German Shepherd Dog

HA: Hearing aid
HOH: hard of hearing
HRC: Human Rights Commission

IAADP: International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

MI: Mental illness
MS: Multiple Sclerosis
MWD: Military War Dog

P-: negative punishment
P+: positive punishment
PAT: Public Access Test
PCCM: Primary Care Case Management
PCP: Primary Care Physician
PDPC: Pet Door Paw Cleaner.  Uses pet psychology for pets to clean paws before entering.
PL: Public Law
PSD: Psychiatric Service Dog
PT: physical therapy
PWD: Person with a Disability or less often used for Portuguese Water Dog

R-: negative reinforcement
R+: positive reinforcement

SA: Service Animal
SAI: Service Animal Institute
SD: Service Dog. A type of service animal.
SDID: Service Dog - Invisible Disability
SDIT: Service Dog In Training
SL: Sign Language
SPD: Sensory Processing disorder

TAB: Temporarily Able Bodied (the non-disabled)
TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury
TS: Tourette Syndrome
TSA: Transportation Safety Administration

UKC: United Kennel Club

VI: Visually impaired

WC: Wheelchair

Top Service Animal Links

   
Best Service Animal Links

Top Resources For 
Service Dogs, Miniature Horse Service Animals & Trained Monkeys




Assistance Dogs: Learning New Tricks for Centuries. Jennie Cohen. History.com.

Assistance Dogs International : A coalition organizations that train and place assistance dogs. ADI handles training, placement, and utilization of assistance dogs. Check the Assistance Dogs International comprehensive accreditation system. http://www.assistancedogsinternational.org

California state service dog laws: http://servicedogcentral.org/content/node/5

Canine Companions For Independence P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 USA (707) 577-1700 (Voice). (707) 577-1756 (TTY). Fax: (707) 577-1711 info@caninecompanions.org Focuses on SD for: Hearing, Service, Social/Therapy. Those aged 15 or older can get a free service dog.


Delta Society National Service Dog Center 289 Perimeter Rd. East, Renton, WA 98055 USA (800) 869-6898. (800) 809-2714 (TTY) www.deltasociety.org Promote the study of the human and animal symbiotic bond. The Delta Society National Service Dog Center  offers courses on the service dog business. The Delta Society National Service Dog Center newsletter’s is published quarterly.


Disability Self-Assessment Test. Free My Paws. www.freemypaws.com

Fake Service Dogs:
1: Completely Free Small PDF Book www.petsadviser.com/service-dog-report.pdf
2: Fakers. Service Dogs of Florida Inc. www.2012.servicedogsfl.org/?p=28

Finding Service Dogs:

Food and Agricultural Codes. Using California as an example. www.animallaw.info/statutes/stusca_civil_54_55_2.htm#s542
Guide Dogs for the Blind’s History. Guide Dogs for the Blind. www.guidedogs.com/site/PageServer?pagename=about_overview_history

Guide Horse Foundation P.O. Box 511, Kittrell, NC 27544 USA Phone: (252) 433-4755 info@guidehorse.com
www.guidehorse.com Apply for a Guide Horse Foundation miniature horse service animal. Guide Horse Foundation covers the costs of the on-site interview, transportation of the student to the Guide Horse Foundation. Guide Horse Foundation maintains legal ownership of the miniature horse service animal.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind www.guidingeyes.org

Helping Hands-Monkey Helpers for the Disabled 541 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134 USA (617) 787-4419. Capuchin service monkeys are adaptively trained to match the person’s unique needs. The adaptively trained service monkey can help people with computer work. Or they can reposition a hand or foot after a muscle spasm. It can also scratch an itch. Ownership of the adaptively trained service monkey goes to the new monkey owner. Helping Hands-Monkey Helpers for the Disabled continues to provide behavioral and veterinary support for their expensive o train Capuchin service monkeys. http://monkeyhelpers.org/

International Association of
Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP) http://www.iaadp.org

International Guide Dog Federation. www.igdf.org.uk

Minimum Standards for Training Service Dogs. Assistance Dogs International Inc. www.assistancedogsinternational.org/Standards/ServiceDogStandards.php
Minimum Standards for Training Service Dogs. Assistance Dogs International Inc. www.assistancedogsinternational.org/Standards/ServiceDogStandards.php

Monkey Service Animal video. The Capuchin Monkeys. Video from MSNBC after advertisement
The Capuchin service monkey is assistance animal, similar to service dog. Capuchin service monkeys are specially trained to help quadriplegics, other people with severe spinal cord injuries or others with mobility-impairments.

More Than Man’s Best Friend. Jarrett A. Lobell and Eric Powell. Archaeology Magazine. October 2010. www.archaeology.org/1009/dogs/

New York State Service Dog Laws: http://servicedogcentral.org/content/node/32

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel. 14 CFR Part 382. U.S. Department of Transportation. www.airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/rules/382short.pdf

Pets in the passenger cabin. Federal Aviation Administra­tion. October 2009. www.faa.gov/passengers/fly_pets/cabin_pets/

Service Animal Institute www.ServiceAnimalInstitute.com

Service Dog Certification: Spotting Fake Certifications & Registrations. www.servicedogcentral.org/content/fake-service-dog-credentials
Service Dog Tasks for Psychiatric Disabilities. Joan Froling, trainer consultant, International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP). www.iaadp.org/psd_tasks.html

US States. State by state laws on service dogs. Federal laws also apply per the ADA links. http://servicedogcentral.org/content/node/51


Links from Service Animal Institute’s blogs are never warranted.

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