Members of a local family who own Duty Dogs will talk about the rights of service dogs and business owners according to the American Disabilities Act. The program starts at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11.
Diabetic alert dogs can smell the chemical change of falling blood sugar due to diabetes. Duty Dogs are trained to alert their person when this change occurs so the diabetic can correct their low blood sugar before it becomes a problem.
Under the ADA fully-trained service dogs may accompany people with disabilities in all areas where members of the public are allowed. Service-dogs-in-training spend hundreds of hours in the public arena so they will be prepared to accompany their companion anywhere. They are often at the library.
Learn more about these lifeguards at dutydogs.com.