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Assistance Dogs[edit]

Please understand that my edits are to make the article more factual - in the US and under the ADA the term is "service animal" commonly referred to as a service dog. Some international groups might prefer the term "assistance dog" but that is not the proper term under the ADA. It is only US centric as the ADA is a US law and much of the information comes from US organizations. —Preceding unsigned comment added by ASDAssoc (talkcontribs) 03:20, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

I do not believe the ADA actually "defines" anything about service animals. In fact, the term or anything similar does not appear in the full copy of the ADA at all... as far as I know, the reason it can be quoted as protecting handlers is because animals who are trained to assist the disabled can be and are interpreted as assisting equipment/devices as stated in the act. "Service animal" first seems to appear in "Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business," similar pamphlets or interpretations, and then in individual state laws.
The reason why this article uses the term "assistance dog" is because that is what is generally accepted as the umbrella term covering service dogs, as well as guide and hearing dogs. To suddenly begin talking about "service animals" may imply only "service" dogs are protected while the others are excluded. However, I've reworded it in the hopes that a middle ground can be reached. Further suggestions are encouraged. Sarrandúin [ Talk + Contribs ] 00:16, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
U.S. Federal statutory laws appear in three formats, the PL (Public Law) as passed by Congress, the USC as entered in U.S. Code (usually identical to the PL) and the CFR or Codes of Federal Regulation. CFRs are written by regulatory agencies to explain how they interpret the law and how they intend to implement it. While service animals are not mentioned in either the PL or USC versions, they are defined in 28 C.F.R. 36.104, regulatory law written by the U.S. Department of Justice to implement title III of the ADA.
The U.S. is not in step with the rest of the world in terminology. There are three types of assistance dogs, only one of which is the "service dog," yet the U.S. stubbornly uses the two terms interchangeably. Kirsten07734 (talk) 08:20, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Police dogs used by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are specifically expempted from access restrictions by law Australian Federal Police Act 1979 - see section 12A. Pee Tern (talk) 02:42, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Added reference that the term assistance dog is the only term used in the UK. Also added page on diabetic hypo alert dogs and a link from this page. Last of all, added link to Cancer & Bio detection Dogs UK, who oversee many types of assistance dogs in the UK, including hypo alert dogs. User:Weirdgeordie 14:15, 09 July 2009 (UTC)

Working dogs? Delta Society[edit]

  • I was puzzled by the sentence that "service dogs might even be working dogs," so I threw a cite query on it.
    • Do you mean dogs such as search-and-rescue, customs dogs? If so, do their owners get ADA coverage (or just in housing?)?
See note above re AFP police dogs. Pee Tern (talk) 02:42, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
      • If those are the kinds of tasks, the expression "working dogs" is confusing. The term is a generally accepted one for a class of dogs such as Rottweilers (who pull), Huskies (ditto), German Shepherd dog (who herd), etc. Many search-and-rescue and customs dogs are beagles, which are classified differently.
  • I added the sentence on therapy dogs.
  • I added the see also to Delta Society, which does, yes, have its own training program, but its web site is truly portal-like for service dogs.

--Best, Shlishke (talk) 04:38, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Plagiarism[edit]

I used paper rater's plagiarism detector on the classification section. The plagiarism detector showed three links. One of the links lead to this page, but the two other pages are:

http://www.wow.com/wiki/Assistance_dog

http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/Assistance_dog

This leads me to think that the page was copied and pasted from these two sources. Badmonkey717 (talk) 20:24, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Badmonkey717: Those pages are mirrors of content from here. In turn, there are strong indications content here being from another wiki article elsewhere, given numerical-style [1][2][3] citations in square-brackets... Most other publications use superscript annotated numerals for citations. -- dsprc [talk] 22:40, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Source article turns out to be this one. Appears to be copy-paste revert of blanked content. References are buried away in page history if any want to dig 'em out. -- dsprc [talk] 22:43, 11 July 2016 (UTC)  Done: IP editor attempting to undo their own damage was culprit. -- dsprc [talk] 22:49, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

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