Scout's Legacy Services
Scout's Legacy Service Dogs offers a variety of Service Dog training, below are some services that are offered.
- Seizure Response
- Diabetic Response
- Dysautonomia Response
- Mobility Support (Light and Heavy)
- Psychiatric Service Dogs (Autism, PTSD, Bipolar, Panic Disorders)
We are hoping to offer Diabetic Alert and Allergen Alert Service Dogs in the future but do not offer it at this time.
Note: We do NOT train Guide Dogs for the blind.
What is a Service Dog?
A Service Dog is a dog that has been trained to perform tasks that mitigate their handler's diability. The Americans with Disabilities Act allows for only minature horses and dogs to be trained as a service animal but here at Scout's Legacy we only train dogs.
Many people get confused with different terms such as Emotional Support Animal, therapy animal, companion animal, and service animal. Each animal has a purpose in regards to these terms but they are completely different at the same time.
Emotional Support Animal
Emotional Support Animals do not require any training and because of this they cannot go into public with their handlers. Emotional Support Animals are NOT covered by federal law, they are coverd by the Air Carrier Access Act and the Federal Housing Act. These acts allow Emotional Support Animals to live in non pet housing or fly in cabin with their handler.
Many organizations use the term companion animal when placing an animal with someone. A companion animal is a pet and is not covered under any law.
A therapy animal is an animal that has some training and is generally certified or registered with an organization such as Therapy Dogs Inc or Therapy Dogs International. The reason for registration or certification with these types of organizations is to help provide liability insurance. However, it is not a requirement. Therapy animals accompany their handlers to places where they have been invited only, the animal provides comfort to others in places such as hospitals, hospices, etc. They are not allowed into public otherwise as it would put business and the handler in a position where they could be breaking the law.