Understandably handlers have many questions when they first start living with their working dog. Because 3K9 Working Dogs wants to help make this transition as smooth as possible we have compiled a list of resources that will be beneficial to your new life as a handler/working dog team.
The American with Disabilities Act Laws
If you’re dog is being trained by 3K9 you will receive a copy of these laws in your Take-Home Packet. If not, you can download a copy here.
Fair Housing Factsheet
As with the ADA Laws, if you’re dog is being trained by 3K9 you will receive a copy of these laws in your Take-Home Packet. If not, you can download a copy here.
Traveling with your working dog is very different from traveling alone. That said, most people find that traveling with their service dog makes their travel experience more enjoyable.
All airlines follow the Air Carrier Access Act in regards to people with disabilities. Working dogs fall under section 382.55 Miscellaneous Provisions. You can read the entire Act here.
TSA Requirements for Service Dogs. As with the ADA Laws, if you’re dog is being trained by 3K9 you will receive a copy of these laws in your Take-Home Packet. If not, you can download a copy here.
Airlines. Each airline follows the same guidelines, but you are encouraged to review those guidelines before you travel. Many airlines require advanced notice of a service dog and if your dog is a Psychiatric (i.e. PTSD) there are some additional requirements. We have compiled links to the most common airlines and their requirements below.
Airports. Most airports have doggie relief areas, most of them outside the building. If you are flying with your service dog it is important to know where these relief areas are located. PetFriendlyTravel.com has a great site where you can look up your airport by state to find the doggie relief area locations. Click here.
Cruises. As with air travel, you are encouraged to contact your specific cruise line to determine their requirements for traveling with a service dog. As soon as you book your cruise tell them you will a service dog will be accompanying you. Here are links to some of the most popular cruise lines.
In addition, here are a few additional resources that may be of interest to you if you are cruising with your service dog:
USA Today Travel - Canine Cruising: how dogs come aboard
Guide to Cruising - Cruising with Service Animals
Cruise Critic – Cruising with your service dog, everything you ever wanted to know.
In addition, here is information on traveling with you service dog via: