ESA or Service Dog

ESA's vs Service Dogs

Simply put: An ESA does NOT meet the standards of the ADA law and does not have protections awarded by the ADA. A Service Dog DOES meet the standards of the ADA law and is awarded protections under the ADA.

Protection Differences

ESA Protections

Service Dog Protections

General Guideline Differences

ESA Guidelines

Service Dog Guidelines

Can My ESA Become ADA Compliant?

If You Are Eligible For A Service Dog Doctor/ESA Letter,

than often YES, you can train your dog to become ADA compliant and have the additional protections awarded to you under the ADA law. Keep in mind that you MUST train your dog in public access work and train your dog to perform a specific task for your needs.

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