On Your Side Investigation: Fake service dogs
The ADA states that a service dog is for someone with a disability. In order to train that dog, there are no standards that the handler must follow in the process. The dog doesn’t have to be trained by a professional.
Using a website, in fifteen minutes, Ashley Reynolds was able to get a certification for her lab, Chase, to become a service dog. Her dog has not had any training, but now has an ID card, vest and paperwork.