Service Dog in Training Laws: State by State Guide

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Federal Definition of a Service Dog 

Service dogs are federally defined in the Americans with disabilities Act (ADA) as a dog that is individually trained to do work, or perform tasks for a person with a disability. “Work” or “tasks” means to take a specific action when required to assist its handler with their disability in question. Under the ADA, public places may not discriminate against people with disabilities who utilize service dogs to assist them. Service dogs are permitted in all public areas, including but not limited to: 

  • Restaurants and bars 
  • Movie theaters and arenas
  • Hotels 
  • Public transportation and taxis 
  • Shopping malls 

Although the ADA doesn’t provide protection for service animals in training, many states have laws that offer some level of coverage for them. However, navigating these laws can be complex and unclear. This article aims to alleviate some of the confusion by providing helpful information and links to applicable State laws. 

Does a Service Dog in Training Have Full Access Rights? 

According to the ADA, a service dog in training are not considered service animals. Under the ADA, the dog must already be trained before it can be taken into public places. However, many State or local laws cover animals that are still in training. Many of the states that offer protection to a service dog in training have special requirements, including that service animals in training be clearly marked as such. The use of a training bandana or similar physical marker is highly recommended and may be purchased here. In addition, formal certification of service dogs is not required however, as a matter of convenience and to ensure proper access as intended by the ADA and state law, many service dog trainers choose to voluntarily register their dogs as service dogs and carry a digital ID card and/or certificate with them. This can prevent uncomfortable situations or confusion when interacting with staff at public establishments.   

Emotional support dogs are not considered to be service dogs under the ADA and there is no formal training process relevant when it comes to registering an emotional support dog.  

State Laws at a Glance 

At this time, there are only 4 states that do not recognize access service dogs in training. Those states are: 

  • Hawaii 
  • Michigan  
  • Washington 
  • Wyoming 

Handlers with a service dog in training in those states may not have automatic access to public areas. In contrast, most other states have some form of service dog in-training laws, although the specifics may differ. Therefore, it’s recommended to verify the laws in each state for a more comprehensive understanding. 

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Alabama Service Dog In Training Laws 

In Alabama, service dogs in training are covered by state law and have the same rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Alabama Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(c)(1) The trainer of a service animal, while engaged in the training of the animal, has the same rights and privileges with respect to access to areas of public accommodation and the same liability for damage as is provided for an individual with a disability who is accompanied by a service animal. 

(2)a. A dog that is a service animal in training shall wear a harness, collar, leash, cape, or backpack that identifies in writing that the dog is a service animal in training. 

b. Other service animals in training shall be identifiable by written identification as a service animal in training. 

c. The written identification for a service animal in training shall be visible and legible from a distance of at least 20 feet. 

Alaska Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Alaska are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Alaska Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(a) A person commits the offense of interference with the training of a service animal if the person intentionally prevents or restricts a person who is authorized to train a service animal from being accompanied by an animal that is identified as being in training to be a service animal, or assesses an extra charge because of the animal, in a public facility, except as provided in (b) and (c) of this section. 

(b) A trainer who is accompanied by an animal in training to be a service animal in a public facility is liable for property damage done by the animal. 

Arizona Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Arizona are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Arizona Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

G. Any trainer or individual with a disability may take an animal being trained as a service animal to a public place for purposes of training it to the same extent as provided in subsections A, B and D of this section. 

Arkansas Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Arkansas are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Arkansas Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

  1. An individual with visual, hearing, or other physical disabilities and his or her guide, signal, or service dog or a dog trainer in the act of training a guide, signal, or service dog shall not be denied admittance to or refused access to the following because of the dog 

California Service Dog In Training Laws

The Disabled Persons Act in California extends coverage to service animals in training, granting individuals with disabilities and trainers the right to bring the animal to any public location for the purpose of training or providing disability-related services. This includes businesses, public and private transportation, housing accommodations, and other locations open to the general public. While training, service dogs must remain on a leash and wear a county-issued tag indicating their status as a service animal or assistance animal in training. It’s important to note that the trainer is responsible for any damages caused by the service animal in training to the facilities or premises. The following excerpts from the California Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(b) Individuals who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and persons licensed to train guide dogs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired pursuant to Chapter 9.5 … … 

… and individuals with a disability and persons who are authorized to train service dogs for the individuals with a disability may take dogs, for the purpose of training them as guide dogs, signal dogs, or service dogs in any of the places specified in Section 54.1 without being required to pay an extra charge or security deposit for the guide dog, signal dog, or service dog. 

Colorado Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Colorado are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Colorado Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(2) A trainer of a service animal, or an individual with a disability accompanied by an animal that is being trained to be a service animal, has the right to be accompanied by the service animal in training without being required to pay an extra charge for the service animal in training in or on the following places or during the following activities: 

(a) Any place of employment, housing, or public accommodation; 

(b) Any programs, services, or activities conducted by a public entity; 

(c) Any public transportation service; or 

(d) Any other place open to the public. 

Connecticut Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Connecticut are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Connecticut Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(a) It shall be a discriminatory practice in violation of this section:  

…Any blind, deaf or mobility impaired person or any person training a dog as a guide dog for a blind person or a dog to assist a deaf or mobility impaired person may keep his guide dog or assistance dog with him at all times in such place of public accommodation, resort or amusement at no extra charge, provided the dog wears a harness or an orange-colored leash and collar and is in the direct custody of such person. 

Delaware Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Delaware are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Delaware Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(3) A place of public accommodation must permit service animals as follows: 

a. An individual with a disability accompanied by a service animal in any place of public accommodation. 

b. An individual training a service animal to be used by persons with disabilities accompanied by a service animal in any place of public accommodation. 

Florida Service Dog In Training Laws

In the state of Florida, service animals in training are protected under state law and are granted the same rights as fully trained service animals when in public places. This means that individuals who are training service animals have the right to bring them to any location where the general public is allowed, just as fully trained service animals can. The following excerpts from the Florida Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(8) Any trainer of a service animal, while engaged in the training of such an animal, has the same rights and privileges with respect to access to public facilities and the same liability for damage as is provided for those persons described in subsection (3) accompanied by service animals. 

Georgia Service Dog In Training Laws

Georgia State Law recognizes and provides coverage for service animals in the training phase. In other words, service animals and dogs in training are entitled to the same rights as fully trained animals in Georgia. It is important to note that the individual responsible for training the service animal must be identified as an agent or employee of a school for service dogs, which includes seeing eye dogs, hearing dogs, service dogs, or guide dogs. The following excerpts from the Georgia Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(2) Every person engaged in the training of a guide dog or service dog for the purpose of accompanying a person as provided in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall have the same right to be accompanied by such dog being trained as the totally or partially blind person, deaf person, or physically disabled person has under paragraph (1) of this subsection, so long as such trainer is identified as an agent or employee of a school for seeing eye, hearing, service, or guide dogs. 

Hawaii Service Dog In Training Laws

As of now, Hawaii does not have state laws with respect to service dogs in training. Accordingly, only fully trained service animals are afforded full access rights in Hawaii. 

Idaho Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dog in training within the state of Idaho are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Idaho Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(1) Every individual with a disability who is specifically training or socializing a dog for the purpose of being a service dog shall have the right to be accompanied by the dog in any of the places described in section 56-703, Idaho Code, without being required to pay an extra charge for the dog if the accompaniment is part of the dog’s training or socialization to become a service dog. 

(2) Every individual who is not an individual with a disability but who is specifically training or socializing a dog for the purpose of being a service dog shall have the privilege to be accompanied by the dog in any of the places described in section 56-703, Idaho Code, without being required to pay an extra charge for the dog if the accompaniment is part of the dog’s training or socialization to become a service dog. 

The individual accompanying the dog-in-training shall carry and upon request display an identification card issued by a recognized school for service dogs or training dogs or an organization that serves individuals with disabilities. 

The dog-in-training shall be visually identified as a dog-in-training as provided in section 56-701A, Idaho Code. The school or organization as identified on the identification card shall be fully liable for any damages done to the premises or facilities by the dog, and no liability to other persons shall be attached to the owner, lessor, or manager of the property arising out of activities permitted by this chapter 

Illinois Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Illinois Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

Every totally or partially blind or hearing impaired person, person who is subject to epilepsy or other seizure disorders, or person who has any other physical disability or a trainer of support dogs, guide dogs, seizure-alert dogs, seizure-response dogs, or hearing dogs shall have the right to be accompanied by a support dog or guide dog especially trained for the purpose, or a dog that is being trained to be a support dog, guide dog, seizure-alert dog, seizure-response dog, or hearing dog, in any of the places listed in this Section without being required to pay an extra charge for the guide, support, seizure-alert, seizure-response, or hearing dog; provided that he shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities by such dog. 

Indiana Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Indiana are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Indiana Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(d) A service animal trainer, while engaged in the training process of a service animal, is entitled to access to any public accommodation granted by this section. 

Iowa Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Iowa are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Iowa Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

1. A person with a disability, a person assisting a person with a disability by controlling a service animal or a service-animal-in-training, or a person training a service animal has the right to be accompanied by a service animal or service-animal-in-training, under control, in any of the places listed in sections 216C.3 and 216C.4 without being required to make additional payment for the service animal or service-animal-in-training. The person is liable for damage done to any premises or facility by a service animal or a service-animal-in-training. 

Kansas Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Kansas Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

Any professional trainer, from a recognized training center, of an assistance dog, while engaged in the training of such dog, shall have the right to be accompanied by such dog in or upon any of the places listed in K.S.A. 39- 1101, and amendments thereto, without being required to pay an extra charge for such dog. Such trainer shall be liable for any damage done to the premises of facilities by such dog. 

Kentucky Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Kentucky are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Kentucky Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

“Person” also includes a trainer of an assistance dog (for purposes of equal accommodation law). 

Louisiana Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Louisiana are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Louisiana Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(1) “Service dog” means a dog who has been trained or is being trained to do work or perform a task for a person with a disability. 

During the training of a service dog, any trainer or puppy raiser of such dog shall have the same rights and privileges as a person with a disability to be accompanied by a service dog in any place or facility provided in this Chapter without being required to pay an extra charge for such dog. However, during the training of a service dog, he shall be liable for any damages done to any person, premises, or facility by the service dog. 

Maine Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Maine Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

A specially trained service dog trainer, while engaged in the actual training process and activities of service dogs, has the same rights, privileges and responsibilities described in this section with respect to access to and use of public facilities as are applicable to persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise physically or mentally disabled. 

Maryland Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Maryland Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(b)(1) Individuals with disabilities, the parents of a minor child with a disability, and service animal trainers who are accompanied by an animal being trained or raised as a service animal are entitled to full and equal rights and privileges with respect to common carriers and other public conveyances or modes of transportation, places of public accommodations, and other places to which the general public is invited, subject only to any conditions and limitations of general application established by law. 

Massachusetts Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Massachusetts are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Massachusetts Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

A person accompanied by and engaged in the raising or training of a service dog, including a hearing, guide or assistance dog, shall have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as those afforded to an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. sections 12101 et seq. 

A person engaged in the hearing dog business, while actually engaged in the training process and activities of hearing dogs, shall have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities with respect to access to public facilities as those applicable to deaf persons. 

Michigan Service Dog In Training Laws

In Michigan, Service animals in training do not have the same rights as fully trained service dogs or service animals. “Service animals must already be trained before they are required to be admitted into public places that do not allow pets or other animals.” However, businesses may voluntarily allow service dogs in training into their establishments. 

Minnesota Service Dog In Training Laws

According to Minnesota statute 256C.02, animals in training have the same rights as service animals and are allowed in places of public accommodation. The following excerpts are applicable: 

Every person . . . training a dog to be a service dog shall have the right to be accompanied by a service dog in any of the places listed in section 363A.19. The person shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities by such dog. 

Mississippi Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Mississippi are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Mississippi Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(2) Support animal trainers shall have the same rights of accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges with support animals-in-training as those provided to blind persons, mobility impaired persons, hearing impaired persons or veterans diagnosed with PTSD with support animals under this section.  

(3) No person shall deprive a blind person, mobility impaired person, hearing impaired person, veteran diagnosed with PTSD or a support animal trainer of any of the advantages, facilities or privileges provided in this section, nor charge such blind person, mobility impaired person, hearing impaired person, veteran diagnosed with PTSD or support animal trainer a fee or charge for the use of the animal. 

Missouri Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Missouri are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Missouri Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

Not to exceed the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act, any trainer, from a recognized training center, of a guide dog, hearing assistance dog or service dog, or any member of a service dog team, as defined in section 209.200, shall have the right to be accompanied by such dog in or upon any of the premises listed in section 209.150 while engaged in the training of the dog without being required to pay an extra charge for such dog. Such trainer or service dog team member shall be liable for any damage done to the premise of facilities by such dog. 

Montana Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Montana Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(1) A person with a disability has the right to be accompanied by a service animal or a service animal in training with identification complying with subsection (4) in any of the places mentioned in 49-4-211(2) without being charged extra for the service animal. The person with a disability is liable for any damage done to the property by the animal. 

Nebraska Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Nebraska Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(3) A person with a disability has the right to be accompanied by a service animal, especially trained for the purpose, and a bona fide trainer of a service animal has the right to be accompanied by such animal in training in any of the places listed in subsection (2) of this section without being required to pay an extra charge for the service animal. Such person shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities or to any person by such animal. 

Nevada Service Dog In Training Laws 

The following excerpts from the Nevada Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5 and NRS 644.472, it is unlawful for a place of public accommodation to: 

(a) Refuse admittance or service to a person with a disability because the person is accompanied by a service animal. 

(b) Refuse admittance or service to a person who is training a service animal because the person is accompanied by a service animal in training. 

(c) Refuse to permit an employee of the place of public accommodation who is training a service animal to bring the service animal in training into. 

New Hampshire Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the New Hampshire Code are applicable to service dogs in training:  

A service animal trainer, while engaged in the actual training process and activities of such animals, shall have the same rights and privileges with respect to access to public facilities, and the same responsibilities as are applicable to persons with disabilities using a service animal. 

New Jersey Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of New Jersey are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the New Jersey Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

A service or guide dog trainer, while engaged in the actual training process and activities of service dogs or guide dogs, shall have the same rights and privileges with respect to access to public facilities, and the same responsibilities as are applicable to a person with a disability. 

New Mexico Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of New Mexico are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. Unlike the ADA and ADAAA, New Mexico’s Service Animal Act also prohibits a person from misrepresenting an animal as a service animal and provides penalties, including a fine and/or jail time. The following excerpts from the New Mexico Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

A person with a disability who is using a qualified service animal shall be admitted to any building open to the public and to all other public accommodations and shall be allowed access to all common carriers; provided that the qualified service animal is under the control of an owner, a trainer or a handler of the qualified service animal.  

“Qualified service animal” means any qualified service dog or qualified service miniature horse that has been or is being trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability . . 

New York Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of New York are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the New York Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

3. A person engaged in training a dog to guide or otherwise aid persons with a disability, while engaged in such training activities, and a person with a disability for whom the dog is being trained, shall have the same rights and privileges set forth for persons with a disability in this article. 

North Carolina Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of North Carolina are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the North Carolina Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(b) An animal in training to become a service animal may be taken into any of the places listed in G.S. 168-3 for the purpose of training when the animal is accompanied by a person who is training the service animal and the animal wears a collar and leash, harness, or cape that identifies the animal as a service animal in training. The trainer shall be liable for any damage caused by the animal while using a public conveyance or on the premises of a public facility or other place listed in G.S. 168-3. 

North Dakota Service Dog In Training Laws

Service animals in training are covered in North Dakota as long as they are with a service dog trainer from a nationally recognized service animal training program. The following excerpts from the North Carolina Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

1. A trainer with a service animal in training may enter any place of public accommodation, common carrier, facility of a health care provider, and any place to which the public is generally invited, without being required to pay an extra charge for the service animal in training, provided: 

a. The trainer notifies an onsite manager that a service animal in training is being brought onto the premises; 

b. The trainer wears a photo identification card issued by a nationally recognized service animal training program; and 

c. The trainer is liable for any damage done to the premises or facility by the service animal in training. 

2. Upon receiving notice as provided in subsection 1, the onsite manager may not deny admission to the trainer and the service animal in training without good cause. 

Ohio Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Ohio Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(B) No person shall deprive a blind, deaf or hearing impaired, or mobility impaired person or a trainer of an assistance dog who is accompanied by an assistance dog of any of the advantages, facilities, or privileges provided in division (A) of this section, nor charge the person or trainer a fee or charge for the dog 

Oklahoma Service Dog In Training Laws

Service animals in training are covered in Oklahoma as long as they are with a service dog trainer from a recognized service animal training program. The following excerpts from the Oklahoma Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

B. A blind, physically handicapped, deaf or hard-of-hearing person and his or her guide, signal, or service dog or a dog trainer from a recognized training center in the act of training guide, signal, or service dogs shall not be denied admittance to or refused access to any of the following because of such dog:… 

Oregon Service Dog In Training Laws

As per Portland’s official government website, service dogs in the state of Oregon are protected and given the same rights a fully trained service dogs.  The following excerpts from Oregon Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(6)(a) Except as provided in this subsection, a place of public accommodation or of access to state government services, programs or activities may not deny a person with a disability or an assistance animal trainer the right to be accompanied by an assistance animal or assistance animal trainee in any area of the place that is open to the public or to business invitees. 

Pennsylvania Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Pennsylvania Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(a) Offense defined.–A person is guilty of a summary offense if he, being the proprietor, manager or employee of a theatre, hotel, restaurant or other place of public accommodation, entertainment or amusement, refuses, withholds or denies any person, who is using a service, guide or support dog or other aid animal to assist an individual with a disability or who is training a service, guide or support dog or other aid animal for an individual with a disability, the use of or access to any accommodation, advantage, facility or privilege of such theatre, hotel, restaurant or other place of public entertainment or amusement. 

Rhode Island Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Rhode Island are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Rhode Island Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

Every trainer or puppy raiser of a service animal shall have the same rights and privileges as stated in § 40-9.1-2 for every person with a disability. Each trainer or puppy raiser during the training of a service animal is liable for any damage done to persons, premises, or facilities by that service animal. 

South Carolina Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the South Carolina Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

d) Every person who is a trainer of an assistance or guide dog, while engaged in the training of an assistance or guide dog, has the same rights and privileges with respect to access to public facilities and accommodations as blind and disabled persons, including the right to be accompanied by an assistance or guide dog or assistance or guide dog in training, in any of the places listed in item (b) of this section without being required to pay an extra charge for the assistance dog. A person who uses premises or facilities accommodations accompanied by a dog under the authority of this item is liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities by the dog. 

South Dakota Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the South Dakota Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

A service animal trainer may be accompanied by a service animal in training wearing a collar and leash, harness, or cape that identifies the animal as a service animal in training, in any of the places listed in § 20-13-23.1 subject to any conditions and limitations established by law and applicable to service animals, without being required to pay an extra charge for the service animal in training. 

Tennessee Service Dog In Training Laws 

The following excerpts from the Tennessee Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(2)(A) No proprietor, employee or other person in charge of any place of public accommodation, amusement or recreation, including, but not limited to, any inn, hotel, restaurant, eating house, barber shop, billiard parlor, store, public conveyance on land or water, theater, motion picture house, public educational institution or elevator, shall refuse to permit a dog guide trainer to enter such place or to make use of the accommodations provided in those places, when the accommodations are available, for the reason that the dog guide trainer is being led or accompanied by a dog guide in training; provided, that the dog guide in training, when led or accompanied by a dog guide trainer, is wearing a harness and is held on a leash by the dog guide trainer or, when led or accompanied by a dog guide trainer, is held on a leash by the dog guide trainer; and provided, further, that the dog guide trainer shall first have presented for inspection credentials issued by an accredited school for training dog guides. 

(ii) “Dog guide in training” also includes the socialization process that occurs with the dog’s trainer or raiser prior to the dog’s advanced training; provided, that the socialization process is under the authorization of an accredited school. 

Texas Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Texas are covered by state law and are given the similar access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Texas Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(i) A service animal in training shall not be denied admittance to any public facility when accompanied by an approved trainer. 

Utah Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of Utah are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the Utah Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(2) An individual who is not an individual with a disability has the right to be accompanied by an animal that is in training to become a service animal or a police service canine, as defined in Section 53-16-102: 

(a) in any of the places specified in Section 62A-5b-103; and 

  1. without additional charge for the animal. 

Vermont Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Vermont Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(a) An owner or operator of a place of public accommodation or an agent or employee of such owner or operator shall not, because of the race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity of any person, refuse, withhold from, or deny to that person any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of the place of public accommodation. 

(b) An owner or operator of a place of public accommodation or his or her employee or agent shall not prohibit from entering a place of public accommodation: 

(1) an individual with a disability accompanied by a service animal; or 

(2) an individual who is training an animal to perform as a service animal for an individual with a disability 

Virginia Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Virginia Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

The provisions of this section shall apply to persons accompanied by a dog that is in training, at least six months of age, and is 

(i) in harness, provided such person is an experienced trainer of guide dogs or is conducting continuing training of a guide dog; 

(ii) on a blaze orange leash, provided such person is an experienced trainer of hearing dogs or is conducting continuing training of a hearing dog; 

(iii) in a harness, backpack, or vest identifying the dog as a trained service dog, provided such person is an experienced trainer of service dogs or is conducting continuing training of a service dog; 

Washington Service Dog In Training Laws

As of now, Hawaii does not have state laws with respect to service dogs in training. Accordingly, only fully trained service animals are afforded full access rights in Hawaii. 

West Virginia Service Dog In Training Laws

Service dogs in training within the state of West Virginia are covered by state law and are given the same access rights as fully trained service dogs. The following excerpts from the West Virginia Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

(d) The rights, privileges and responsibilities provided by this section also apply to any person who is certified as a trainer of a service animal while he or she is engaged in the training. 

Wisconsin Service Dog In Training Laws

The following excerpts from the Wisconsin Code are applicable to service dogs in training: 

A public place of accommodation or amusement shall modify its policies, practices, and procedures to permit the full and equal enjoyment of the public place of accommodation or amusement by a person with a disability or a service animal trainer who is accompanied by a service animal. 

Those policies, practices, and procedures shall ensure that a person with a disability or a service animal trainer who is accompanied by a service animal is not separated from the service animal, that the service animal is permitted to accompany the person with a disability or the service animal trainer to all areas of the public place of accommodation or amusement that are open to the general public, and that the person with a disability or the service animal trainer is not segregated from other patrons of the public place of accommodation or amusement. 

Provisions only apply to service animal trainer if the animal accompanying the service animal trainer is wearing a harness or a leash and special cape. 

Wyoming Service Dog In Training Laws

As of now, Hawaii does not have state laws with respect to service dogs in training. Accordingly, only fully trained service animals are afforded full access rights in Hawaii. 

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