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O. Reg. 649/05: Guide Dogs

filed December 9, 2005 under Blind Persons' Rights Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. B.7

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ontario regulation 649/05

made under the

blind persons’ rights act

Made: December 7, 2005
Filed: December 9, 2005
Published on e-Laws: December 12, 2005
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: December 24, 2005

Amending Reg. 58 of R.R.O. 1990

(Guide Dogs)

1. Section 1 of Regulation 58 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following paragraphs:

13. National Service Dogs, Cambridge, Ontario.

14. Any other guide dog training facility that the Attorney General or an officer of his or her Ministry designated by the Attorney General in writing determines meets the following criteria:

i. The facility provides a minimum of three months of training for a prospective guide dog that involves, in part,

A. exposure to situations in the field, including street traffic, public transportation and the negotiation of stationary and moving obstacles and barriers, and

B. a minimum of 10 days of training with a guide dog user.

ii. The facility ensures that a guide dog that successfully completes a training program at the facility,

A. does not demonstrate social behaviour inappropriate to a guide dog,

B. does not suffer from an ailment, disease or physical disorder that would substantially interfere with its duties as a guide dog, and

C. demonstrates basic obedience skills with a leash and voice commands.