Have you ever wondered how much training the service dog you see walking around the Park at Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, or Disneyland Resort has gone through?
These adorable animals serve a vital role as they care for their humans throughout the day and can be the difference between life and death for many of their owners.
Victoria Warfel (@potsservicedog) shared a video on TikTok showing what these pups learn in their first 12 weeks of training. She wrote:
In this video, Warfel shares that she takes the puppies to Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and taught them to ignore distractions. In this real-world training around crowds and taking in plenty of sights that they’ve never seen or even imagined before, the dogs are able to put into action everything they’ve been taught.
Each attraction at Universal Orlando has specific entry and boarding requirements that can be found on the website.
Here is Universal Orlando’s policy on service animals in the Parks and Resorts:
Trained Service Animals are welcome to Universal Orlando Resort. Animals who do not meet the definition of a Service Animal will not be permitted in the park. Service Animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the Service Animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. To help you make an informed decision about your service animal’s safety, each attraction has specific entry and boarding requirements, as well as portable kennels at certain attractions. Relief areas for your service animal are also available at select locations throughout the parks. For more information, please speak with an attendant or see the Universal Orlando Resort Guide for Rider Safety and Accessibility.
If you see these adorable pups walking around one of the Parks in the future, you are discouraged from petting them as they have an important job to do.
If you have a service animal and have taken them to Universal or a Disney Park, please tell us your experience! We would love to hear it.