Today in #TheySaidThursday, Assistance Animals Consulting is highlighting a news story by covered WBIR, “A couple and their service dog asked to leave a Knoxville mall". In my work as a veterinarian, I understand the importance of having a service dog. These animals assist people with disabilities in their daily functions.
In short, this article highlights a woman with non-visible disabilities using a service dog at a local mall. A mall security officer requested for them to leave the mall because of her dog.
With this news story, I see the need for Workforce Development as it relates to service dogs and businesses.
Assistance Animals Consulting has a Workforce Development Strategy for your business as it relates to navigating customers using service dogs. Having a strategic partnership with Assistance Animals Consulting will help your business and employees gain the following:
Education and understanding to differentiate between a pet and a service dog.
Education and understanding to know basic dog disruptive behavior.
Education and understanding to become empowered to know when to request the removal of a disruptive service dog.
Education and understanding on the rights and responsibilities of a business entity as it relates to service dogs.
Education and understanding on the rights and responsibilities of a service dog handler
Education and understanding on how to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act as it relates to customers using Service Dogs.
The insight and education your organization gains by partnering with Assistance Animals Consulting is invaluable. Our Workforce Development Strategy is specific for customers using Service Dogs, it is unique and guided by veterinary professionals.
Rhesa Aren Houston