Welcoming Assistance Dogs At Your B&B
On my courses I cover the Equality Act of 2010. One of the many areas covered by the act is how we, as B&B owners, treat guests with disabilities.
One aspect of the Equality Act 2010 is, that as a B&B, you must accept assistance dogs, even if you have a no dog policy. There’s a great leaflet provided by the Guide Dog Association which gives advice to B&Bs on accepting assistance dogs ( see the link at the bottom of the blog ).
But what I wanted to know was how B&Bs could really make assistance dogs and their owners feel as welcome as possible. Making people feel welcome is, after all, what we’re all about as B&B owners!
I’ve recently “virtually met” a new Twitter friend, Karl Denning. Karl and I are both from the Black Country so immediately found common ground to chat! Karl lost all of his useful vision in a work accident in 2009 and is now owner of Guide Dog, Quasia.
Karl very kindly agreed to write a post for this blog. At the end of Karl’s post I’ve included a link to the Guide Dog Association’s leaflet for B&Bs and hotels, providing information about accepting Guide Dogs at your B&B.
Thanks again to Karl ad here’s the link to the Guide Dog Association Information