Virtual Meeting Thu Feb 11: Service/Support Animal/Pet Training and Requirements

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In this presentation we will review service animals, emotional support animals, and pets. We will compare and contrast the different roles and needs of each. And we will establish the lines housing providers cannot cross when conducting needed background checks on animals and renters with animals.

We will answer the following questions:

  • Why do we need to allow service animals and emotional support animals?
  • How can I screen a renter household and/or their animal?
  • What's the penalty for crossing the line or making a mistake?
  • How should I approach the conversation when a current or prospective renter requests to have an animal?
  • How can I deal with a bitey, barky, or jumpy animal that doesn't seem like a valid request?
  • Can I request a renter animal have vaccinations? Be leashed? Go to training?

We will review the Canine Good Citizen program and the practical realities of providing housing to renters with service dogs, emotional support animals, and pets.

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Cheyenne Martin of Adventure Paws
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Networking Host Patrick Sullivan

Part of this presentation will be given by Cheyenne Martin of Adventure Paws Dog Training. Cheyenne is an experienced housing provider and dog trainer. She has years of experience training service dogs and helping both renters and landlords understand rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Cheyenne is a certified dog trainer and an American Kennel Club evaluator for the AKC STAR PUPPY, CGC, CGCU, CGCA, certified k9 fitness instructor and AKC trick dog titles. She has over 8 years of experience and has trained thousands of dogs.

The networking portion of this meeting will be hosted by Patrick Sullivan. Patrick has been an avid landlord since 2007 primarily focusing on multi families in the greater Worcester area. Having worked in high level IT his whole life he looks at things from a different perspective which he applies to real estate. Eventually becoming a Real Estate agent in 2015 and now primarily focusing on Sober living facilities for people recently out of drug and alcohol treatment centers.


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Open to attendees statewide

This event is regionally branded in keeping with a local tradition. This region used to meet in-person on this day at this time. You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are in the state.


Thursday, February 11th

Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 5:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
    • Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
  • 6:00pm Service and Support Animals vs Pets
  • 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends

Participation is Easy

As a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, our events have been replaced by webinars or virtual meetings held during the traditional event time for each former location:

  • Virtual meetings include optional audience participation via video, phone, and screenshare and are not recorded.
  • Webinars have limited participation options (typed questions only) and are recorded.

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If joining a virtual meeting, please use the zoom "test audio" feature. You will be allowed to talk to others if your microphone is good and there is no background noise. We reserve the right to mute anyone for any reason. Attendees without a microphone or who don't want to be heard can type questions.

Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.

  • Optional: You can share your video with everyone, talk to everyone, and type chat with everyone. Video sharing is not required. Talking is not required.

Password will be emailed and viewable online.

Topic: Service, Support Animals vs Pets, Dog Training Virtual Meeting February 11th, 2021 Time: Feb 11, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 838 0455 9450 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 838 0455 9450 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Find your local number:


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  • Contemporaneous participation:
    • Public: $10
    • Members: $7
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