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Assistance Animals - An Introduction to Context, Law & the Sector

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 10, 2025
  • 8:00 PM
  • Live Webinar: AEDT


  • Paid up members of any membership type
  • PPGA Pet Owner members (non paying members) and members of the public


Assistance Animals - An Introduction to Context, Law & the Sector

Presented by Lisa Robinson

This webinar will be a brief introduction to the world of assistance animals – from the perspective of the humans, the law and guidelines that allow handlers to navigate and access public life.

We will cover the basics of definitions in law, accreditation verses owner training or supported training, and discuss the rights and responsibilities of assistance animal handlers and the public places and spaces that serve them.

Lastly we will discuss a simple model that might allow interested trainers to support their clients to train their own dogs. 

Learning Objectives

 Understand the legal differences between assistance animals, therapy animals and companion animals

 Recognise the major pieces of legislation that protect and define an assistance animal and their human

 Understand the different ways that an assistance animal may become “lawful” in Australia with their handler

      About The Presenter

      Lisa is a leading advocate and voice in the Assistance Animal space, educating and delivering supports to public, corporate and private clients to advance the accessibility and understanding about assistance animals and their humans She supporting individual assistance dog handlers, with their trainers, to fully access public life, places and spaces

      Lisa is a regular speaker and presenter to businesses, community groups and charities, advancing the understanding of law, and accessibility.

      She has a Professional background in health, business, education and advocacy and is a retired Paramedic and Airforce Reserve Officer.

      Lisa is the human companion of Assistance Dog Lilly.

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