Service Dog Definition

The ADA defines a service animal 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.”

Service dogs must have the right temperament and a desire to work. Not every dog can be a service dog, it requires the right mix of desire and temperament. RolloverU trainers can either help you find an appropriate dog or evaluate your dog to see if he or she may work.

RolloverU requires you to be designated a service dog candidate by your doctor. RolloverU can help you select a dog and get them trained. We will work with you to train the selected dog. By you training the dog the bond between you and the dog will be stronger. You will be more confident in your abilities as a team and have the tools to keep your dog’s skills sharp and train new ones. At times RolloverU can work with you and a dog you already have, however if this is desired the dog must first go through an evaluation for RolloverU to determine the dog has the appropriate temperament and will be able to provide the tasks needed for you.