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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Hussain, of Bleasdale Avenue in Birkby, pleaded guilty at Kirklees Magistrates' Court to failing to accept a booking for a disabled person accompanied by an assistance dog.
Their training professionals possess hundreds of years of cumulative experience in both assistance dog training and instruction to people with more than 60 different types of disabilities.
Airdrie MP Mr Gray said: "It is shocking to hear of the number of owners turned away from shops or refused access to taxis because they have an assistance dog.
Organisers of the event, the charity Guide Dogs, argue that it is against the law to refuse access to a disabled person accompanied by an assistance dog. Yet a survey by the charity found that three out of four guide dog owners had been turned away because of their dog.
She said: "When someone applies for a hearing assistance dog, they should not have to deal with a charge from their GP to prove a medical fact.
Mr Kerr is backing the 'Access All Areas' campaign after meeting with a Stirling woman and her assistance dog in parliament.
These certificates should then be available to show to an assistance dog owner on demand.
A TRADING standards boss has welcomed the conviction of a taxi driver who refused to let a hearing impaired man into his car with his assistance dog.
peter.warrington@reachplc.com A FORMER rescue dog from Dogs Trust Loughborough has qualified as a disability assistance dog, transforming the life of his owner.
Mohamed Alli Abdulrahim, of Fenning Place, Byker, Newcastle, denied a charge of failing to accept a booking for a disabled person accompanied by an assistance dog.
However when Megan tried to "politely explain" it was an assistance dog she claims the woman called her a liar because "guide dogs are yellow Labradors and your dog is black".
Anna Trotignot, of Medical Detection Dogs, said: "We believe having a medical alert assistance dog may improve the safety, independence and confidence of a person living with a life-threatening health condition, allowing a better quality of life."
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