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Do service dogs need a vest in Canada?

The short answer is no, service dogs do not need to wear a vest in Canada, generally speaking. Service dogs are governed in Canada separately by each individual province and/or territory, so check with a local area to find out more. Some provinces/territories don’t have specific service dog laws and rely on basic Human Rights Codes.

  • Alberta – Service dog vests are not required, but official identification tags are
  • British Columbia – Service dog vests are not required
  • Manitoba – Service dog vests are not required
  • New Brunswick – The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission recommends vests for service dogs, but they are not required
  • Newfoundland and Labrador – Service dog vests are not required
  • Northwest Territories – Service dog vests are not required
  • Nova Scotia – Service dog vests are not required. Certified teams will be issued official identification
  • Nunavut – Service dog vests are not required
  • Ontario – Service dogs may wear a vest or harness, or may show documentation from an approved regulated health professional
  • Prince Edward Island – Service dog vests are optional
  • Quebec – Service dogs in Quebec are protected under basic Human Rights Laws. Service dog vests are optional.
  • Saskatchewan – There are no guidelines for service animal identification in Saskatchewan; service dog vests are optional.
  • Yukon – Service dog vests are optional.
Do service dogs need a vest in Canada?
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