The law of 10 May 2007 to fight against discrimination, considers the assistance dog as an indispensable aid for the blind. So an exception is made for assistance dogs, they must be accepted in any public place, including bars and restaurants.
‘Assistance dog’ is a generic term for all specially trained dogs to assist people with disabilities and thus increase the autonomy of these persons. There are several types of assistance dogs :
• dogs (‘guide dogs’) for the blind and visually impaired;
• dogs trained to recognize certain sounds and for deaf and hearing impaired;
• trained dogs to assist people with mobility impairments, and
• dogs for people with epilepsy, diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease.