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: