Introduction

You can take a disability assist dog into controlled dog areas without the need for a permit if it is kept under control at all times except where entry for people is by permit only.

You can take a disability assist dog into controlled dog areas without the need for a permit if it is kept under control at all times.

The dog must be assisting a person with a disability or be with a person training the dog.

However, where entry for people is by permit only, the person with the dog will need a permit. This includes certified dogs under training.

What is a disability assist dog?

Disability assist dogs is the term now used for seeing-eye dogs, mobility assistance dogs, epilepsy assistance dogs, etc.

Who certifies disability assist dogs?

The Department of Internal Affairs authorises these organisations to certify disability assist dogs:

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