2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AGC 197 - Introduction to Service Dogs


Description: Review of laws regarding Assistance, Service, Emotional Support and Therapy Dogs including American with Disabilities Act (ADA) laws vs. ethics. Includes misuse and abuse by the public of Service Dog teams and public resistance and abuse of Assistance and Service Dogs in public access. Overview of training requirements of Assistance, Service, Emotional Support and Therapy Dogs, and organizations that train Assistance and Service Dogs.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 2
Course Content:
  1. ADA laws and history
  2. Ethics
  3. Public reception of Assistance and Service Dogs
  4. Differences between Assistance, Service Dogs and Emotional Support Dogs (ESD)
  5. Differences between Therapy Dogs and Assistance/Service Dogs
  6. Organizations that train Assistance and Service Dogs

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe and explain ADA laws and history. (1)
  2. Analyze differences between laws and ethics. (1,2)
  3. Describe and relate to public regarding Assistance and Service Dogs. (3)
  4. Describe and compare differences between Assistance, Service, ESD and Therapy Dogs. (4, 5)
  5. Evaluate differences in organizations that train Assistance and Service Dogs. (6)