Animal Expectations and Etiquette
Service Animal Expectations and Etiquette
When on campus a service animal and/or handler are expected to:
- Be under the control of its handler (this may include voice control if the animal must be off leash to perform work)
- Be in good health and well cared-for
- Abide by local and state laws and regulations
- Remove themselves from a situation if the animal’s behavior is causing disruption
Basic service animal etiquette includes:
- Do not feed, pet, or otherwise distract the animal from performing its work
- Do not attempt to separate the animal from its handler
- Do not startle the service animal
- Contact the to resolve situations in which the presence of a service animal creates a conflict with another individual with a disability (i.e. specific phobia, severe allergies, etc.) and do not assume the service animal will not be permitted.
For More Information
Contact Carey Busch, ADA/504 Coordinator and Assistant Dean for Accessibility, Office of University Accessibility, at 740.593.2620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.