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Best Practices for ESA Dog Training

Written by Veterinary. Posted in Apply for an esa letter online, Esa dog letter, How to qualify for an emotional support animal

There is often confusion as to the difference between an emotional support animal (ESA) and a service animal. However, the difference between the two is very distinct. While a service animal is trained to perform specific tasks for their human owners, an emotional support animal is licensed to provide health benefits to individuals that may be suffering from an emotional or mental disability or disorder. For example, emotional support animals have been found to be highly beneficial for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

There are several different laws pertaining to emotional support animals due to the proven medical benefit they provide their handler. Under the Fair Housing Act, emotional support animals are allowed in all types of housing regardless of pet policies and the owner cannot be charged extra. Under the Air Carrier Access Act, the emotional support animal can fly in the cabin of the plane with its owner, and cannot be charged more.