assistance dog


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assistance dog

n
(Social Welfare) a dog that has been specially trained to live with and accompany a disabled person, carrying out such tasks as prompting them to take medication or assisting them to cross a road
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Man thrown out of store for having assistance dog A MAN who says he "can't be parted" from his assistance dog claims he was told to leave a shop for taking his faithful friend in with him.
Khalik, 42, of Crompton Road, Handsworth, was found guilty of refusing to carry out a booking made by a disabled person accompanied by an assistance dog contrary to the Equality Act 2010.
He pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates' Court to a charge under the Equalities Act 2010 of being the driver of a private hire vehicle and failing to carry out a booking made by a disabled person as the customer was accompanied by an assistance dog.
Mr Mensah said customers could eat anywhere else in the premises when they had an assistance dog, staff would have helped the diners and minded the animals.
A sick Labrador who was unable to train as an assistance dog is taking the lead in a whole new field - helping children giving evidence in court.
Mohammed Jassim was approached by a couple who had an assistance dog with them at a taxi rank on North Road, Durham, in July.
We will also continue to pursue legal action against drivers who refuse to take fares from passengers with assistance dog where they have no valid reason to do so.
The [euro]15,000 would cover the cost of raising, training and caring for an assistance dog over a lifetime.
Now, put an assistance dog in the picture and everything changes.
Inspector Frances Williams, of South Wales Police Specialist Operations, said: "This is the first prosecution by South Wales Police involving an assistance dog since the Dangerous Dogs Act was amended in 2014.
Mum-of-three Joanne bought a golden retriever puppy from Service Dogs Europe in February to be trained as an assistance dog for her autistic son, who has learning difficulties and sensory processing disorder.
For many assistance dog owners this has been a nasty reality with almost half (49%) of guide dog owners surveyed have experienced an access refusal in the last year.
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