Service Dog

The Best Service Dog and Therapy Dog Equipment at the Best Prices

Here at All K-9 we are committed to providing the highest quality service dog vests, id collars, service dog patches and related service dog equipment. We have been proudly producing service dog equipment since 2003 and will continue to provide cutting edge products at the best prices for the needs of the service animal community.

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Service Dogs

A service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental illnesses, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), seizure disorder, mobility impairment, and diabetes.

Basic Service Dog Equipment List

Service Dog Training Equipment

A qualified service dog with a service dog harness or id collar will quickly identify your companion as a service animal. Eventhough service dog equipment or identificaton is not currently required by law, many persons with service animals find it easier to be out in public when their service dog is clearly identified. When your service dog is wearing a service dog harness or id collar, it instantly indicates to the business or public place you are entering that your dog is a service dog, not a pet, and has the right to accompany you. Service dog vests can also indicate that the animal is working and not to be petted or given treats. Simply put, it helps to avoid unpleasant situtations.

Service Dog History

The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September 15, 2010, in the Federal Register. These requirements, or rules, clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new, and updated, requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards).

  • Beginning on March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.
  • A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
  • Generally, title II and title III entities must permit service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas where members of the public are allowed to go.

How "Service Animal" Is Defined

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person's disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

This definition does not affect or limit the broader definition of "assistance animal" under the Fair Housing Act or the broader definition of "service animal" under the Air Carrier Access Act.

Some State and local laws also define service animal more broadly than the ADA does. Information about such laws can be obtained from the State attorney general's office.

Where Service Animals Are Allowed

Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. For example, in a hospital it would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal's presence may compromise a sterile environment.

That said, just putting a harness or id collar on your dog that service dog, does not make it a service dog or entitle you to the same rights and priviledges as legitamite service dogs. In fact, there are severe legal implications in misrepresenting an animal as a Service Animal simply to gain public access under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It is considered fraudulent to represent a non-service animal if it is indeed not an actual working, emotional support, service or therapy dog. If you are unsure if your animal qualifies as emotional support, therapy or other type of working dog suitable for a service dog vest fitting, or if you have further questions or seek information about service animals or other requirements of the ADA, we encourage you to call the U.S. Department of Justice's toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TDD).

Service Dog Associations

  • Assistance Dogs International¬†(ADI)
    A coalition of not for profit assistance dog organisations.
  • Therapy Dog Organizations
    Organized therapy dog groups provide educational material to volunteers, they screen both volunteers and dogs, and they provide liability insurance for when the dog and handler are volunteering in a therapy setting.

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A service dog can learn many tasks to assist the owner who might be experiencing sudden flare up symptoms, side effects of medications, or be in a situation in which outside help is needed, so you want to give him the best gear out there to support and protect him at his job. You want equipment that holds up under tough conditions, just like your working dog. All K-9 carries the highest quality service equipment at the best prices. Designed and tested by real dog trainers and handlers who know what you need your equipment to do. Rugged, reliable dog training equipment you can trust from Redline K9, Dogtra, E-Collar Technologies, Herm Sprenger and more.

Our service dog equipment comes in many different sizes and colors with a variety patch options including - "Service Dog", "Do Not Pet", "In Training" and more. And if you need a custom patch for your vest, we can do that too. Shop All K-9 for a service id collar, service dog harness, service dog patch, Amish handcrafted leather leashes and leather collars, fursaver, electric collar, collapsible bowl, spill proof bowl, dog grooming supplies, dog muzzle, dog tugs and reward toys. We have the best stuff made, the best prices and we get it to you fast!

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