Service Dogs - Assistance to Those in NeedBy Caviness, Rochelle; Large Print Reviews,
Article discusses the use of dogs by people with disabilities, which fall into three distinct categories: (1) guide dogs, (2) hearing dogs, and (3) service dogs, which are relatively new. Service dogs are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and can be trained to fetch and carry, open and close doors, flip switches, pick objects up from the floor, and push buttons. These animals can be trained to push or pull a manual wheelchair or even to help a person to turn over in bed. Some service dogs can be paired with people who have epilepsy or seizures, and are trained to warn others when their partner is having a seizure. Service dog training methods and regimens are discussed.
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