Five more organizations were given the green light by the Alberta government to train, test, and provide service dogs to those who need them.
– Why service dogs can save your life
– Do they have to be qualified?
– Who does the training?
The minister of Community and Social Services, Irfan Sabir, said in a statement that “qualified service dogs are dedicated to helping people” by being of assistance to them.
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Sometimes, these service dogs even save the lives of people with disabilities or those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
The new organizations that may now train the service dogs on their own Canadian Canine Training Corporation, Courageous Companions Incorporated, District Victim Services Society, Hope Heels Service Dog Team Building Institute, Red Dog Training Solution, and Very Special Paws/Camrose and District Victim Services Society.
People with service dogs in Alberta have a right to access public places.
“Qualified service dogs are dedicated to helping people navigate daily life and, in some cases, even save their lives,” Irfan Sabir, minister of Community and Social Services, said in a statement on Tuesday.
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