Mobility Dogs Certification
All dogs need to be certified as a ‘disability assist dog’ by one of the organisations named in Section 2 of the Dog Control Act (the Act) and is accompanying a person in the manner detailed in Section 75(1) of the Act, then it can access areas defined in Sections 75(1)(a) and 75(1)(b) of the Act.
Assistance Dogs International, Inc. (ADI)
ADI is a worldwide coalition of non-profit programs that train and place Assistance Dogs. Founded in 1986 from a group of seven small programs, ADI has become the leading authority in the Assistance Dog industry.
The objectives of Assistance Dogs International are to:
- Establish and promote standards of excellence in all areas of assistance dog acquisition, training and partnership
- Facilitate communication and learning among member programs
- Educate the public to the benefits of Assistance Dogs and ADI membership.
Assistance Dogs organisations that pass ADI’s accreditation process become ADI Accredited Member programmes and are regularly assessed to ensure they meet the highest standards in the industry.