We all know that service dogs can be a great help for people with disabilities. But have you heard about the fake service dog epidemic?
Helen hadn’t either until she started to get her dog, Sherlock, trained as a service dog. After searching in vain for a service dog charity, Helen decided to self-train her dog. Through her research, she found shady training companies and a lack of any tangible legislation around service dogs. What’s worse, she stumbled upon the world of fake service dogs. Where non-disabled people use their dogs for personal gain by popping a service dog sticker on the side!
Find out all about this epidemic and how to avoid all the scams looking to get the money out of your pocket in this week’s podcast:
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