MidMo Dog Training Center

Your Dog Will Love You For It!

Why does MidMo Dog Training recommend Freedom Dog Teams?


-  Positive Reinforcement Methods are being used to train the dogs.

-  Service dogs for children, adults, and veterans.

-  Focus is on rescued dogs that have been given a second chance

    through training.


Go to their website for more information.

Freedomdogteams.org

SB 644

New Senate Bill 644: Here's what it says - 

SS/SB 644 - This act modifies the definition of a "service dog" to be a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Additionally, this act adds "mental health service dog" to the definition of a service dog. A mental health service dog, or a psychiatric service dog, is a dog that has been individually trained for an owner who has a psychiatric disability, medical condition, or developmental disability. The dog is trained to perform tasks to mitigate or assist the owner with difficulties directly related to the disability.

These provisions are identical to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed HCS/SB 656 (2020), SCS/HCS/HB 1683 (2020), HCS/HB 1319 (2020), substantially similar to provisions in HB 750 (2020), and similar to provisions in HCS/HB 107 (2019), HB 1369 (2019), HB 262 (2017), HCS/HB 1907 (2018), HCS/SS/SCS/SB 918 (2018), and SB 335 (2017), HCS/HB 1428 (2016), HB 787 (2015), and HB 142 (2015).

Under this act, any person knowingly misrepresenting a dog as a service dog, as described in the act, for the purposes of receiving accommodations regarding service dogs under the Americans with Disabilities Act shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class B misdemeanor for each subsequent offense. Additionally, any person knowingly misrepresenting any animal as an assistance animal, as described in the act, for the purposes of receiving accommodations regarding assistance animals under the Fair Housing Act or the Rehabilitation Act shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class B misdemeanor for each subsequent offense.

The Governor's Council on Disability shall prepare and make available online a placard for posting in a front window or door of a business stating that service dogs are welcome and that misrepresenting a service dog is a violation of Missouri law. The Council shall also prepare and make available a brochure detailing guidelines regarding service dogs and assistance animals.

These provisions are identical to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed HCS/SB 656 (2020) and SCS/HCS/HB 1683 (2020), substantially similar to provisions in HCS/HB 1319 (2020) and SB 750 (2020), and similar to provisions in HCS/HB 107 (2019), SCS/SB 107 (2019), HCS/HB 2031 (2018), and HCS/SS/SCS/SB 918 (2018).

SARAH HASKINS