Emotional Support Dog

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What Is An Emotional Support Dog?

An emotional support dog provides therapeutic support to a person with a disability which is a dog keep a person with a disability with a “no pet” policy and travel. The dog has been chosen because emotional correlation with an animal will help a person with a disability to build interaction with other. Moreover, the dog can reduce stress and give a person with a disability a responsibility and bring her or him in a form of affection and companionship. an emotional support dog is protected under the fair housing amendments Act (FHAA) that allowing their emotional support dog to live together and the air carrier access act (ACAA) that allowing their emotional support dog to fly in the cabin of an airplane. an emotional support dog doesn’t have special rights to be accompanied by their emotional support dog and make a person with a disability feels better.

Exercise For An Emotional Support Dog

Basically, the dogs are household pets, so there are no special requirements such as training. the designation of emotional support dog is only applicable to dogs which have been prescribed by licensed mental health professional and the mental health professionals must document the need for their client to have an emotional support dog. Typically done in the form of a letter.

How An Emotional Support Dog Works

  1. The dog must understand to tolerate a wide variety of experience, environments, and people.
  2. the Dog may live with a person wit disability and there’s no other pet.
  3. The dog can accompany a person with a disability to visit hospitals, schools and other institutional to help in psychological or physical therapy.
  4. the dog is not required to perform any specific tasks for a disability like service dog is. They are meant solely for emotional stability and unconditional love.
  5. Its primary functions are to provide emotional support through companionship to a person with a disability.