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Emotional support vs Therapy vs Assistance Dog

Many people use the terms assistance, therapy and emotional support dogs interchangeably.  They have very different legal definitions. Emotional Support dogs: provides comfort, companionship, relieve loneliness and may help with…

Flying and Airlines in Australia

Once you have passed your PAT under the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 09 (GHAD),  you will meet requirements to travel on any of the below airlines. You will…

Handler Assistance Dog Insurance

There has been some confusion as to which dog insurance will cover an assistance dog while out and about in public places.  Pet Plan Insurance is the only one PADT…

Is an assistance dog right for me?

Regardless of where your dog has come from, your past or current dog training or your situation, every prospective client is required to fill out an application form including payment….

Legislation

Assistance Dogs in other Australian states: Alongside your GHAD PAT accreditation via the Queensland government (acknowledged in Qld., NSW & Vic.) you should also have: Victoria – an Assistance Animal…

Thinking of getting a puppy?

If you’re obtaining a puppy from a reputable breeder, they should have begun a lot of the socialization already, to sounds, people and objects.  Talk to the breeder to find…

Using Public Transport in Victoria

In Victoria, you will need an Assistance Animal Pass, even if you don’t travel by public transport often.  It is Victoria’s answer to an I.D. for you and your assistance…