Royal Flush Havanese discusses why the Havanese breed makes a great emotional support pet.
Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) May 20, 2015
Prominent news articles praising the benefits of owning an emotional support dog have been taking over recent headlines. As the number of registered emotional support dogs grows, the number of Havanese being registered as emotional support dogs grows, too. The Havanese dog breed is described as an intelligent, sociable and companionable breed that is becoming an increasingly popular choice as a family pet. Havanese are small in stature, making them an ideal lapdog. Recent studies have shown that owning a canine such as the Havanese is beneficial to the owner’s health by lowering their blood pressure and heart rate. All of these qualities make the Havanese a prime choice as an emotional support dog. Thinking of registering a Havanese for emotional support, but not sure what it entails? Read on to find out more.
What is an emotional support dog?
The U.S. Dog Registry website has recently defined an emotional support dog as an animal that “provides comfort and support in forms of affection and companionship for an individual suffering from various mental and emotional conditions,” and “can assist with conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder/mood disorder, panic attacks, fear/phobias, and other psychological and emotional conditions.” In order to register a Havanese as an emotional support dog, the owner must meet the federal definition of disability and have a note from a medical professional stating that an emotional support animal would be helpful.
What are the benefits to having an emotional support dog?
First and foremost, by registering a Havanese as an emotional support dog, he/she will gain legal protection. All emotional support animals are protected under the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act, so that the emotional support Havanese can live in housing where pets are not typically allowed, and can also fly with their owners in the cabin on all airplanes without paying an additional fee. Most support dogs wear proper identification at all times. Havanese make an excellent candidates as emotional support dogs as they are quick learners, aim to please, and their small size allows them to thrive in almost any type of housing as well as in airplane cabins.
How can a Havanese be trained to be an emotional support dog?
Although there is no formal training program an emotional support dog must go through, starting basic training early can allow these dogs to perform their best. All puppies from Royal Flush Havanese begin their basic training at 6 weeks old. Havanese puppies can be enrolled in puppy kindergarten starting immediately after their 4th vaccination. In kindergarten, they will learn basic commands that will be useful when traveling as an emotional support dog later in life. Now that summer has almost arrived, many classes such as these will be beginning. Havanese consistently finish at the top of their classes in such training programs. Additionally, puppy kindergarten classes are the perfect opportunity to teach Havanese proper socialization skills with other dogs, providing them with a complete skill set to make them successful emotional support dogs.
Royal Flush Havanese encourages readers struggling with a disability to register their Havanese as an emotional support dog in order to fully experience the joys and rewards of Havanese ownership. Emotional support pets are gaining popularity, and the Havanese is a perfect breed to have as an emotional support dog. Royal Flush Havanese is a BBB accredited business specializing in breeding and raising Havanese puppies born and raised in Rhode Island and Florida. Royal Flush Havanese has been awarded a Certificate of No Complaints from the BBB and a company rating of A+ for outstanding dedication to honesty in the business place, customer satisfaction, and for ethical policies and procedures. Please join Royal Flush Havanese in their quest to teach others about the loyal, gentle and lovable Havanese breed. Like us on Facebook where you can find even more helpful articles and informative tips for dog-enthusiasts and breeders alike.
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