|Barked: Fri Oct 19, '12 12:02pm PST |
|As there is not an official SD registry, what an online certification is, is basically saying that you verified to THEM that you have 1) a legitimate condition that would benefit from a SD and 2) trained the SD to perform tasks to assist you. They basically back you on that claim. Many require Dr. prescriptions for the SD.
Now, just because he may have a condition that may benefit, doesn't mean that person actually trained his animals. He just claimed he has or is. THIS is against the law, but it's no risk to the company that certified him as he verified to them that he did. Make sense?
As for the two service dogs - if both dogs can perform a task that assists him, it is completely legitimate. It doesn't matter if he doesn't exactly need two. He could just be trying to socialize both of them at the same time - so that he can switch between them later on. He can have as many service animals as he wishes legally (maybe not taking them all out at once unless necessary, of course), as long as the animal performs a task that assists him.