Service Dog Registration

Open Range Academy Service Dog and ESA Registration

Open Range Academy offers comprehensive Service Dog and ESA registration services. ORA offers a unique registration platform that was developed from our extensive experience working in the real world with service dogs and ESA's.

Fake Registry Companies

Service Animal Registry SCAMS: Understand Your Rights And Comply With Legal Service Animal Requirements

Many Service Animal Registries provide a false notion that your dog is somehow registered with the government or other regulatory agency upon "registration" of your service animal with their. This is false. No registry, "registers", your dog with the government. Registries are public databases used for public awareness only.

Ultimately registering your service animal only provides value if the registry itself provides value added services like Open Range Academy.

Open Range Academy is the only registry company that supports and informs registered service animal owners with the legal rights training, documentation and support to stay compliant with federal laws.

Now that you know the facts steer clear of registries selling you space on a public domain that ultimately offers you zero value and may actually be misleading the you, the consumer, with a false narrative.

Federal fines for falsifying a public Service Dog is $75k for your first conviction. Many states are beginning to ramp up their prosecution of fake service dogs and adding additional hefty fines.

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Service Dog Registration Services

The Open Range Academy Registry Difference

Open Range Academy (ORA) Service Animal Registration is the first of its kind. The ORA Registry is the only public service animal registry that offers handler-team validation, supporting documentation and handler team support. Here is a quick comparison of the ORA Service Animal registry vs the "other" guys:

Open Range Academy Registry Features:

All features are available and made public only at the handlers discretion*

Registry Features:

Handler Information:

Canine Information:

Emergency Contact Information:

Training Records:

Training Certifications:

Open Range Academy Professional Support:

The "Other" Registry Companies:

Registry Features:

Handler Information:

Canine Information:

Emergency Contact Information:

Training Records:

Training Certifications:

Professional Support:

OPEN RANGE ACADEMY REGISTRY FEATURES REVIEW:

OPEN RANGE ACADEMY SERVICE DOG REGISTRATION

EASY ACCESS TO DOCUMENTATION YOU ARE WILLING TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS. AN ORA REGISTRATION NUMBER IS ALSO REQUIRED FOR TRACKING YOUR ORA SERVICE DOG TRAINING AND ACCOMPLISHMENT CERTIFICATIONS.

PERTINENT PUBLIC CANINE AND HANDLER AWARENESS INFORMATION

BASIC PERTINENT INFORMATION INCLUDING: NAME, PICTURE, AND TASK WORK PERFORMED, ETC.

EMERGENCY CONTACT AND PROCEDURE INFORMATION

WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (i.e. Call 911). HANDLERS DOCTOR INFORMATION, CLOSE CONTACT OR OTHER RELEVANT CONTACTS. HOW TO HELP IN CASE OF EPISODES REQUIRING ASSISTANCE.

CANINE HEALTH RECORDS

COPIES OF VACCINATION AND YEARLY VET REPORT.

CANINE TRAINING RECORDS

TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING HOURS, CERTIFICATES, CERTIFICATE VIDEOS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

VERIFIED TRAINING ASSESSMENT TESTS AND CERTIFICATIONS

EARN CERTIFICATES AFTER WORKING THROUGH ORA SERVICE DOG COURSES AND TAKING YOUR EVALUATION TEST WITH A CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR.

PUBLIC AWARENESS SUPPORT

ALTHOUGH YOU MAY ONLY BE ASKED A FEW QUESTIONS UNDER FEDERAL GUIDELINES, BUSINESSES ULTIMATELY HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTECT THEIR BUSINESS IF THEY FEEL THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE A LEGITIMATE SERVICE DOG. THE OPEN RANGE ACADEMY REGISTRATION PROVIDES QUICK ACCESS TO YOUR CERTIFICATION AND EVALUATION VIDEOS THAT HELP PUBLIC ENTITIES KNOW THAT YOUR DOG HAS THE PROPER TRAINING.

OPEN RANGE ACADEMY SUPPORT

OPEN RANGE ONLY PROVIDES VERIFIED CERTIFICATES AND ID PLACARDS TO THOSE WHO ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS. ONE PURPOSE OF OUR REGISTRATION SERVICE IS TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR TRAINING HOURS AND CERTIFICATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. ADDITIONALLY, WE ARE ALWAYS HERE TO HELP ENCOURAGE YOU, HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND ASSIST YOU WITH STAYING COMPLIANT WITH FEDERAL LAWS. OUR COACHES AND TRAINERS ARE ACCUSTOM TO WORKING WITH SERVICE ANIMALS IN PUBLIC AND CAN HELP GUIDE YOU IN UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATIONS AND PROVIDE THE SUPPORT YOU NEED TO HAVE CONFIDENCE MOVING FORWARD.

Compare "Other" Registration Services

(USELESS) REGISTRATION NUMBER

OTHER COMPANIES PROVIDE YOU WITH A REGISTRATION NUMBER THAT SHOWS YOUR NAME, YOUR DOGS NAME, AND A PICTURE OF YOUR CANINE. THIS PROVIDES NO VALIDATION VALUE TO THE PUBLIC AND EXTENDS ZERO RIGHTS OR PERMISSIONS TO THE HANDLER.

Supporting Service Animals

Help The Open Range Academy Keep Consumers Informed

Open Range Academy is a full service training and professional Service Dog and Emotional Service Dog support platform. We are here to assist you with your Service Dog experience. We provide administrative coaching, professional dog training courses live and at home, and training evaluation certifications (similar to the AKC but for Service Dogs).

Continue working through our website and this page to learn more. If you decide not to register your Service Dog with the Open Range Academy, you can stay informed by creating your free account. Your free account provides access to training videos, useful documents, the ORA forum, and support/coaching groups.

You can also support the Open Range Academy by sharing this page, or other articles on our site through your social media.

service animal awareness

Is Service Dog Registration For Public Awareness Useful or Necessary?​

Service Animal registration services often mischaracterize the meaning or value of a registry service. A registry service can provide value in many ways to the handler/client and the public; however, service animal registration is not required and registries are not recognized by government institutions. Here are the two most valuable tools that a registry service can provide:

          1. Provide confidence and value to the handler. Many times when a handler encounters an uncomfortable situation or public harassment for having a service animal a registry ID card can provide a quick way to diffuse the situation. ORA Registry services go above and beyond in providing documentation and professional support to the handler in addition to a comprehensive registration profile including emergency information, canine documentation, training credentials, etc.
          2. Registration can provide value to the public, only for the purpose of public awareness. Although, legally, you may only be asked a few questions if you encounter an awkward situation in public, it is always in the best interest of the handler to have as much supporting documentation as possible. Providing identification and documentation to public and private entities helps inform, diffuse tense situations, and provide confidence to the public that your animal has a right to be there and has the training necessary to act as a responsible public citizen. Obviously, in many situations, the public is unaware of rights awarded by federal protections to Service Dogs and a useful registry database can quickly inform them without the handler requiring any additional verbal confrontation.

Are Service Animal Registries Useful?

YES, IF:

THE REGISTRAR PROVIDES VERIFIABLE PUBLIC INFORMATION THAT SUBSTANTIATES YOUR CLAIM TO A SERVICE DOG. YOUR SERVICE DO MUST BE TRAINED TO BE GRANTED MOST FEDERAL PROTECTIONS (FHA IS THE ONLY LIMITING EXEMPTION). IF YOUR REGISTRAR IS NOT TRACKING USEFUL PUBLIC AWARENESS INFORMATION THAN THE REGISTRY IS LITERALLY USELESS.

YES, IF:

THE REGISTRAR PROVIDES USEFUL TOOLS FOR HANDLER AND PUBLIC PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH A SERVICE DOG THAN MOST LIKELY THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU MAY NEED ASSISTANCE, PROTECTION, ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, OR IMMEDIATE HEALTH RELATED ASSISTANCE. OPEN RANGE ACADEMY IS THE ONLY COMPANY THAT PROVIDES HANDLER CRITERIA FOR INSTANCES IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. OPEN RANGE ACADEMY IS ALSO THE ONLY COMPANY THAT HAS PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE HANDLERS ON STAFF TO SUPPORT YOU AT ANY TIME IN ANY SCENARIO.

ULTIMATELY, YES, REGISTRATION CAN BE A USEFUL TOOL FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS, BUT IT IS NOT REQUIRED.

NO, IF:

THE REGISTRAR PROVIDES A "REGISTRATION" NUMBER WITH A PICTURE AND NAME CLAIMING YOU HAVE A "SERVICE DOG". IN THESE INSTANCES, IF YOUR DOG IS NOT TRAINED, YOU ARE BEING MISLEAD AND YOU ARE ACTUALLY BREAKING THE LAW. PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS ULTIMATELY HAVE THE RIGHT TO BAN YOU FROM THE PREMISE AND EVEN SUE YOU IF YOUR DOG HAS NOT BEEN TRAINED TO FEDERAL STANDARDS AND MISBEHAVES IN PUBLIC.

WARNING

Private companies and public institutions have the obligation to protect everyone. If your dog is misbehaving they have the right to remove the animal. Your protections are only awarded if your dog has been trained for service “tasks”, in public spaces and is not a danger to others (in addition to other criteria, law dependent). If your dog is not trained you are probably breaking the law.

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Do "Other" Service Animal Registries Provide Any Value?

FACT: There is not one registry service available, besides Open Range Academy, that actually backs up their clients claims to a Service Animal with verifiable and useful information. Do not be mislead, other registries are nothing short of consumer fraud.

WARNING

Other registration and certification companies provide a false notion that by becoming “registered” you now have a legally registered service animal. THIS IS FALSE.

Ultimately Service Dog “registration” is NOT required under any federal law; additionally, federal laws do not grant rights or permissions to registry companies or canines participating in those public registries. The value to the client, you, is only relevant to the services offered by the registry. In order to comply with federal laws your dog must be trained.

Ultimately Service Dog “certification” is NOT required under any federal law. Certification only provides value if it is backed up through training and provides additional public awareness.

NO OTHER COMPANY OFFERS TRAINING, TRAINING EVALUATION CERTIFICATES, PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT, OR LONG TERM ASSISTANCE

OPEN RANGE IS THE ONLY COMPANY

Service Dog Registration Services

Open Range Academy Registry Options

Purchase your registration on the Open Range Academy public database, or purchase your registration with our training and coaching bundles.

PURCHASE AN OPEN RANGE REGISTRATION PROGRAM TODAY

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