The use of a dog badge for service dogs

A dog badge is the easiest way to make sure that your dog has identification at all possible times. If your dog is a pet then you want to be sure that if in case he gets lost there is a fair chance that he can be found easily with the help of his dog badge. If your dog is a service dog then with the help of his badge people can easily recognize that he is more than a pet and is actually a service dog. There are badges that are customized to demarcate the service dogs from the pets.

There are certain misconceptions surrounding service dogs and dog badges. If you have a service dog then the law doesn’t necessarily mandate that he has to wear a dog badge, an identification harness or even an identification vest. A service dog has the full right to be allowed wherever his handler is taking him even if it is in place which states that no dogs are allowed there. This is because a service dog has been trained to function well under any circumstance and any situation and any place. These dogs have been trained to accompany their handler and assist him in a well behaved manner at all times. However, if your dog is wearing an identification tag in the form of a badge then you will not be faced with any annoying questions from others.

A dog badge or an identification vest gives an almost immediate visual cue regarding the dog and his handler. Badges can also be customized to give the information regarding the dog by having his picture and the name and contact information of the handler to give greater information of the dog’s status of service and purpose.

People with challenges are at a great benefit if they choose to outfit their service dog’s vest with a dog badge. Having such a marked identification can ensure that all public interactions are able to proceed with utmost smoothness. In fact most establishments are more welcoming towards the animal if it is properly represented with a badge and the dog handler isn’t harassed unnecessarily with numerous badgering questions especially when the dog can be clearly identified as a service dog.

It is very easy to get a customized dog badge at retailers who make such badges. However, almost all retailers will need proper identification of the animal status of the dog. Once all the information has been provided a dog badge of your choice can be made easily and fixed on the vest or the harness of the dog for an immediate visual cue. If your dog is not a service dog then it is illegal to represent him as one. However, dog badges are not restricted to service dogs alone. If you want your pet to be easily identified and want to ensure that he never gets lost you can get him a dog badge. But when you are getting your dog badge made make sure that you always get an extra one so that if one gets misplaced for some reason you have another handy at all times.