Assistance Dog Services

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bringing an assistance dog into your life is a huge commitment.  The links below can help provide a more complete picture of your rights and responsiblities, to help you decide if you want to enter into this wonderfully rewarding relationship.

WEBSITE AND DOCUMENT LINKS

 

 

 

documents
 

These documents have been prepared by me according to my own knowledge and experience.  As always, you shoud seek independant legal advice should you have any queries or issues.

 

The Law in Regards to the Rights and Responsiblities of the Assistance Dog Handler

 

Things to Consider Before Getting an Assistance Dog

 

Information for Detection Training Clients

 

 

 

 

 

websites
 

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

 

Association of Professional Dog Trainers

 

Pet Dog Ambassador

 

Pet Professionals Guild

 

O.D.O.R Service Dogs Inc

 

 

 

 

 

legISLATION

 

These links will take you to relevant legislation, from various states and federal government websites.  Please note that the legislation is complex, and in some cases federal and state acts overlap.  It is always prudent to seek independant legal advice should you have any queries or issues.


Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992
https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2012C00110/Html/Text#_Toc314672126W.A DOG ACThttp://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/wa/consol_act/da197644/s8.html

 

SA Dog and Cat Management Act
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_act/dacma1995164/

 

ACT Domestic Animals Act 2000
http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/2000-86/20010621-3786/pdf/2000-86.pdf

 

NT Local Government Act 2008
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nt/consol_act/lga182/

 

TAS Dog Control Act 2000
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/tas/consol_act/dca2000134/

 

QLD The Queensland Guide Hearing and Assistance Dog Act
http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/ACTS/2009/09AC004.pdf

 

NSW Companion Animals Act 1998
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/caa1998174/s60.html

 

VIC Domestic Animals Act 1994
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/daa1994163/